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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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When I was little I used to believe that if I ran, the rain wouldn't catch me. Or if I stared at an animal, it would respon me, for example, with a bark

Anon (from kids : i'm different)
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When I was little I thought the navel was a button to turn people off and on.

James (from body parts : belly buttons)
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When I was little I saw the word "applause" and thought it said "applesauce"

Anon (from language : reading)
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I used to think that you have to have the same birthday as your parent to have "junior" in your name.

Anon (from people : names)
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I used to think that planes were held up by strings

Anon (from transport : aeroplanes)
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When I was a child I used to believe that when you blew a dandelion you could make a wish and that wish would be real

Anon (from nature : plants)
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When I was little, I thought that the earth was flat and on the other side the dead souls lived. Outside the planet were the gods who looked at us.

Pepinillo Grande (from nature : landscape)
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German tiger tanks shot out tigers, the invading army would get mauled to death by all the tigers

Bob (from the past : wars)
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When I was a child I used to think that my reflection in the mirror was a person copying my movements and whenever I passed in front of a mirror I tried to see if I could catch him "off guard".😂

Yassin Tanane (from at home : mirrors)
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When I was little I believed that a night a monster will came and kill me.❤️🥺

@natalia_rd_ (from at home : under my bed)
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I used to believe bananas came from yellow monkeys

Anon (from food : general)
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When I was a child, I used to believe that the moon was made of cheese and I waned to eat a big quesadilla with it. I once told my friends and they all laughed a lot.

Bobbie :) (from nature : outer space)
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When I was a child I used to believe that there were dinosaurs living in the mountains near where I live.

Teacher LM (from animals : general)
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I used to think that if you misbehaved on a train, the driver would open the doors, tilt the train sideways and make you fall down the gap.

Anon (from transport : trains)
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I used to think when your foot fell asleep that it meant ladybugs were stuck under your skin and were trying to find a way out

Delaney (from animals : creepy crawlies)
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I misheard the "church on time" lyric in David Bowie's "Modern Love" as "ching chong chang" and wondered how such a racist song was allowed to be played on the radio!

Anon (from music : misheard lyrics)
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I used to think electricity pylons originated in France because they look like smaller versions of the Eiffel Tower.

Anon (from nature : landscape)
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When i was little i always had dreams where i could fly, so i used to believe that if i ran a lot, i could rise and fly like in my dreams.

Gabriela Bastidas (from body functions : special powers)
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I used to think that the wax statues at Madame Tussauds were made of recycled candles and crayons.

Anon (from neighbourhood : excursions)
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I used to belive as a child that churches were castles of pricesses and that there were castles in different cities,then I understood that they are churches of different cities.

Lizeth Tunala (from religion : church)
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