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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...

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When I was a little girl, I used to think that the moon was following me. In the evening when I was drinving back home from people. I looked behind me and I saw the moon, I did not talk to my parents but I was scared, I spent my entire trip back, watching the moon and wondering if "she" was really following me I used to think that for a long time, but now I do not believe it anymore

Anon (from nature : outer space)
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When i was little girls, i thought that the little mouse existed an i absolutaly wanted to see it with my own eyes ! So i put the tooth that i lost under my pillow and i waited for hours....Until i saw my mom enter in my room so i pretented to sleep then she slipped a coin under my pillow. The next morning , i showed the two euros coin to my mom and she said "oh ! the little mouse was go in you room ! " and i answered "the little mouse is very big !" in laughing.

Marie (from animals : general)
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I had these pajamas that were too loose for me and my mother called them "loosies" but I thought she was saying "Lucy's" and the reason they were too big was because they were meant for someone named Lucy, not me.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I used to think a brothel was another word for a soup kitchen.

Anon (from food : general)
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When I was younger I used to believe everyone was robots and that I was the only human. That there were other humans but I could not find them and I needed to

Anon (from kids : i'm different)
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I read a book about a cat that had to turn into a lion and leave. It was around the same time as we got our cat and I was worried that our cat would turn into a lion.

Anon (from animals : cats & dogs)
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I think lightning and thunder is caused by angels throwing temper tantrums

Anon (from nature : thunder & lightning)
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My friend once said that she had too much to drink, which caused her belly button to come undone and all the liquid to pour out. I believed her.

Anon (from body parts : belly buttons)
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I thought that "losing your cool" meant you weren't cool anymore (as in weren't awesome) so I felt offended when my mother told me I'd lost my cool.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I thought that people only said, "Guess what?!" when delivering good news. So when Dad said, "Hey, guess what?! Eva broke her arm!!" (Eva is my friend and she's OK now, this was years ago), I was shocked at him and wondered why he thought it was good news that my friend broke her arm.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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