i used to believe - the childhood beliefs site
I Used To Believe is a funny and bizarre collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all...
Some areas of this site contain content which is not suitable for children.
I used to think that MTV unplugged was when you had to take the tv plug out, and wondered how people could still watch tv if it was disconnected.
The restaurant Arby's has a big cowboy hat as their logo. I thought this meant it was a restaurant only for cowboys, and that you wouldn't be allowed in if you weren't a cowboy.
I used to believe nugget-laying chickens existed. Unlike chicken breast and chicken leg a nugget doesn’t actually look like a body part so I never realized what it really was
I used to believe that ATM'S had little people inside them counting money
I used to believe that George W. Bush's middle name was Washington, and that he and the first president were somehow one and the same.
I thought the presidential race was an actual running race to the White House, and whichever candidate got there first was elected president.
When i first heard someone talk about "ripping somebody off", i thought it meant they literally ripped the person's skin off their body.
Child me thought that Los Angeles was a mythical city like Atlantis or El Dorado. Because I misheard how it was named and thought it was called "Lost Angeles"...as in "the lost city of Angeles."
Because people say that candy is bad for you, I thought that meant you shouldn't eat it while sick, even if it was just a cold.
I used to believe "I Want Candy" was actually "I'm A Kidney", especially since they played it in PE/health class at my school.
I thought that "jet black" referred to the kind of jet you fly in, which I found odd as I had never seen a black jet plane.
There was a show called "Happy Days" that has the lyric "Goodbye, grey skies, hello blue" in its theme tune, so I thought you couldn't watch it on a cloudy day.
I used to think that weasel was short for wooden easel, and was confused as to why someone would be called a piece of art equipment as an insult.
I used to believe the Golden Calf produced liquid gold instead of milk.
I used to believe that people who don’t understand English can’t talk.
I thought strawberry milk comes from baby cows
When my mum taught me about comets, I thought she said "commas" and so I thought there were flaming punctuation marks in the sky.
I used to think that "explosive diarrhea" was when you pooped actual explosives, like nitroglycerin or whatever.
I used to believe that when I hit some objects they suffered like a living being and so I had to be kind with them.
I used to believe that the cows owned by my grandfather slept lying on the ground like a human at night.