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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 that someone's birthday was when they could go back to being a baby for the day.

Anon (from grown-ups : getting older)
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Wheni was 5,I used to believe that my toys were spirits and if i wouldn’t play with them they would haunt me.

Anon (from kids : toys)
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I used to believe human mucus was healthy to ingest because it was gross, logically stemming from vegetables being gross, which I got from some tv shows.

Anon (from bad habits : picking my nose)
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Because of Pocahontas, I grew up believing Native Americans noises sounded like English to Native Americans.

Anon (from language : foreign languages)
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When I was a child I used to believe that my parents WERE superheroes at night.

Anon (from grown-ups : work)
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When I was a little girl, I used to believe that if you planted a banknote, a banknote tree would grow.

Domi Contreras (from the world : money)
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When I was a child I used to believe that teddy bears could talk to me at night.

Daiana (from kids : toys)
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When I was a child, I used to believe that Catalonia was the unique part of land of the world.

Anon (from the world : places)
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When I was a child I used to think potassium came from potatoes.

Julen Peinado Gomez (from food : general)
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I used to believe that if I didn't jump the white lines of the zebra crossing I would die

Anon (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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When I was a child I used to believe that the nuns in my school kept children locked in a room and then they ate them.

Anon (from school : teachers)
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When I was a child, I used to believe that the school attic was full of ghosts and elfs.

Lia (from school : classes)
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When I was little I thought that if I stayed a long time in the water I would become a mermaid.

Salma (from nature : water)
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When I was a child I used to believe that there were two hands inside the TV making the cartoons move.

Anon (from media : tv)
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When I was a kid I used to believe that clouds were made of sugar

Anon (from nature : weather)
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When I was younger I used to believe the bathroom in our school was haunted by a murderer that only appeared when it rained.

Anon (from school : classes)
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When I was a child I used to believe that the moon was made of cheese

Anon (from nature : outer space)
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WHen I was a child I used to believe the sun rotated between day and night.

Hao (from nature : outer space)
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When I was a child I used to belive that fairies were born from the flowers.

fantasy (from make-believe : fairies)
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When I was a child I used to believe that the things in my room became smaller but it was me who was growing

Anon (from grown-ups : getting older)
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