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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...

You can add your own to the site. If you think your beliefs were strange, check out our most common beliefs and discover that you're not alone!

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I used to believe that "carpooling" meant you were outside the car and pushing/pulling it to your destination.

Anon (from transport : cars)
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I used to believe that cow udders were hollow bags full of milk.Yet I knew that human boobs were solid

Anon (from animals : general)
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I thought that little creatures lived down the bathroom sink, and that I'd have to pour water and put chopped-up soap down the drain occasionally because that was how they ate and drank.

Anon (from at home : bathrooms)
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Michael Jackson- Billie Jean.

"Billie Jean's not my love, ah,
She's just a girl and I'm on the run.
The jail is not my son.
She says I'm done.
But the jail is not my son."

Shelley (from music : misheard lyrics)
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Because "transmogrify" has "mog" in it, I thought it meant "to swap cats".

Anon (from animals : cats and dogs)
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I used to believe I could make myself grow taller by hitting myself in the jaw, and I could shrink by hitting myself on the top of the head.

Anon (from body functions : special powers)
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I used to believe that the tooth fairy was some weird old guy with a hot dog cart.

Matt (from make-believe : fairies)
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I thought that people were like cars because cars have exhaust pipes, and people fart.

Matt (from body functions : farting)
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I used to think that all hospital patients had to spend every moment in bed, except when they had to use the toilet or have a wash.

Anon (from body functions : being ill)
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I used to think that the word pizzazz was something to do with pizza.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I used to think cut and paste meant there were scissors and glue inside the computer!

Anon (from science : technology)
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A common misheard lyric in BMTH’s ‘Shadow Moses’ is “THIS IS SANDPIT TURTLE!”

Oli (from music : misheard lyrics)
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I used to believe that if I opened my eyes too much, they could pop out

Anon (from body functions : general)
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I used to believe that my life was interesting enough to be a TV show and that they recorded me 24/7

Anon (from media : being watched)
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I thought Clydesdale was a place dreamed up by a little boy named Clyde.

Anon (from the world : places)
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As a child I used to think that actors really died in movies.

Jordi Comendador (from media : films)
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I used to think Asians who wore glasses were meant to be cross eyed, because of how they read and write backwards in languages like Hebrew, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, etc!

Anon (from the world : nationalities)
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I used to believe that the cars of the future could fly.

Anon (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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I used to think that unicorn existed and that they do rainbow poop.

Janira duran (from animals : general)
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I used to think that foreign languages were only spoken by people of that nationality and everyone else just had to speak English.

Anon (from language : foreign languages)
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