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...
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when i was a kid, i thought eating too much chocolate would turn you into one yourself (the billy and mandy show did NOT help with that!)
I had a drug prevention coloring book. I ate snow at the time and wondered if snow was a drug. I was very paranoid about this.
For the longest time I thought 90210 was a sitcom
I used to think “create jobs” meant creating new lines of work rather than opening up employment opportunities
I thought Warner Bros was a cop drama that aired on CBS at 10:00 PM
My parents had the South Park kids as Christmas ornaments, and I believed South Park was a kids show until I actually watched it when I was 9
I thought that Whoopi Goldberg was a singer until I was about 10
I thought the lyrics for Lady Gaga's Poker Face was "Cutie pie, cutie pie" instead of "can't read my, can't read my"
I used to think that in Star Wars, the light sabers were called "life savers". This made sense to me because they had to use light sabers to defend themselves, hence "life saver".
I used to think that when you saw comments from 'the Guardian' on the back of kids books, it was somebodys guardian saying their child enjoyed the book, as I didn't know it was a newspaper.
I used to believe that nacho cheese was an actual kind of cheese, as in how cheddar, Swiss, pepper jack, etc. are all kinds of cheese.
My dad thought robin feet were made out of wood because they look like twigs.
I thought the word "melodramatic" was actually "mellow-dramatic", and thought it was a really dumb word since it was basically an oxymoron (how can something be mellow and dramatic at the same time?)
I used to think you could have an extra birthday nine months before your real one, for the day you were conceived before being born.
when I was young I used to believe if I squinted my eyes and it was windy my eyes would stay like this forever
This may sound stupid to most but when I was younger, I thought when my little cousin touched me (aged 4) I thought i was gonna turn in to a baby
I used to think that Americans and Australians were just British people living abroad and speaking with an alternative accent because they are international
I used to believe that clothes are invisible humans just staring at us
My mom thought "ambulance" was "ambliance"
When I was three I was always too busy playing to eat, so my mom told me there was a tiger in my tummy growling to be fed, and if I didn't feed it it would run away.