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!
Some areas of this site contain content which is not suitable for children.
I used to believe that the Hwy on road signs (highway) meant Hawaii so I got excited because I thought we were going to Hawaii. It was always just Hwy 98...
I used to think tree-nuts (especially almonds) were made of wood.
When I was little I thought I was the only person in the world who eats sliced apples with peanut butter spread on them. I used to ask my mom to make them for me and thought I was so original.
I used to believe that duck eggs had a blue yolk inside, before realising that it was just the shell. At least that would be more unique than just yellow ones.
I used to think seagulls were called seagles. Like a portmanteau of 'sea' and 'eagle'.
I used to believe that beer was called daddy juise
I found the term "mad scientist" confusing, as I didn't know that "mad" could also mean crazy, so I was left wondering what all these scientists were so pissed off about.
My siblings used to tell me that I bit my nails, I would get huge squirrel/rabbit teeth. it backfired bc my teeth were short and small, so i wanted bigger ones. HAHAHAAA
When I was little, I thought that if you did make-believe scenes, they would come true. I stopped pretending to be a mermaid after that.
I used to believe that in 2020 flying cars would be invented and the world would turn futuristic. You can guess what actually happened.
I thought the only countries that drove on the left was UK and Hong Kong
I used to believe New Zealand and Australia were part of the UK because they have a UK flag on their flags
I used to believe police officers can't get arrested.
I used to believe that Africa was the biggest country and Luxembourg was the smallest.
I believed that the Gettysburg Address was "Daddy's burger dress." Needless to say, that conjured some pretty weird images in my mind.
When I was little I thought seagulls were called seagles. Like a portmanteau of 'sea' and 'eagle'.
I used to believe that "tranquilizer" was short for "tranquilizer dart".
when i was younger, i used to believe when i slept a other world was build
When I was younger, I used to think people in China walked upside down.
I used to believe tasers were just tranquilizer guns that use electricity instead of drugs. I didn't realize that electricity had to be applied directly to the head to cause unconsciousness.