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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...

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 thought that falling stars were really stars falling. So in the hopes of seeing a falling star, I'd often pick a random star and stare at it hoping it would fall.

Adrian (from nature : outer space)
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I used to believe that coffee was toxic to little kids, and that if you drank it before you were 16, you would die

August (from food : drinks)
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When i was a a kid i thought the tooth fairy was really real

Jocelyn (from make-believe : fairies)
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When I was child I used to believe some wolves want to eat my foot when my foot go's out from blanket . For that I used to use blanket even in summer.

Narjes (from animals : general)
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when i was i child i used to believe that everyday there was a new sun in the sky.

wally (from science : physics)
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I used to believe that "paparazzi" was a Italian word that chefs said when they were making pizza. I stopped believing when my mother and my sister were talking about paparazzis. I asked what it meant, and they said that it is a photographer who takes pictures of famous people.

Mahaer Mahmud (from language : foreign languages)
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I used to believe that all DVDs contained the characters inside them. When you played the DVD, the characters would come and act like they are on a play. This belief disappeared when I found out how DVDs and videos work, when I was around 8 or 9 years old.

Mahaer Mahmud (from media : tv)
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I used to believe that if I didn't sleep with all my stuffed animals and love them equally, then the ones not being loved as much would feel neglected and kill me

I don't know (from kids : toys)
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I used to believe that "sue" meant murder, so in movies when someone is getting sued I got really confused

I don't know (from language : reading)
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I used to believe that the handicap symbol with the man sitting on the wheelchair was a man sitting on a toilet so I always got confused when I saw the handicap parking areas.

I don't know (from toilets : general)
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