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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 think you could die if you jumped half way down the stairs.

Anon (from at home : around the house)
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I used to think that retarded was the same word as retired.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I use to believe the fireflies were birds with spotlights

Anon (from animals : creepy crawlies)
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When I learned about the rotation of the Earth, I thought that meant that whenever I moved, the Earth moved under me, so I was technically in the same space I was born in.

Anon (from nature : outer space)
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I used to think Monserrat sounded like monster rat.

Anon (from the world : places)
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I used to believe that peanuts were a daily must to strengthen the memory like elephants

Qb Cheese (from food : general)
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When i was younger,I used to believe i could see a shark in a pool .

anon (from nature : water)
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When I was younger, I used to think my neighbourgh was a witch because she had a big and long nose with a big spot

Hicham (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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When i was younger, i used to believe that the hanger in my room became a witch every night.

Laura (from at home : in my closet)
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I used to think that when you had to give your 'daytime telephone number', it meant that your number would change when people called you at night!

Anon (from science : technology)
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I used to think that if something was out of the question, then you were banned from asking for it.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I thought driving while having to pee was illegal.

Anon (from body functions : weeing and pooing)
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When I was 7 years old I used to believe that the Pirates with their ship they really existed

Enrico (from grown-ups : work)
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I used to think the landmark church in my local area was always changing location, like the moon, because you can see it from so many different places!

Anon (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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When I children, I used to believe that the frog grew then was forming until that tunerd in a lizard

Luis (from animals : general)
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When I was little I used to believe that the sun chases me because everywhere the sun sent it is the for me

Liseth (from nature : outer space)
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I used to think that there are people living on Mars and the moon, that you could travel into outer space, where people from the galaxy visited us all the time.

Edgar (from nature : outer space)
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When I was a child, I thought that when I made a wish I should cross my fingers and close my eyes so that all the bad energy goes away and my wish can be fulfilled

Josue M 🤞🏻 (from body functions : special powers)
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I used to think that the moon was fastened with something so it wouldn't fall

Kelvin (from nature : outer space)
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I used to think that planet earth was the only thing that existed in the universe

Santiago (from nature : outer space)
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