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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 also believed that guerrilla warfare was against real gorillas during the Vietnam war! This was also the time that the Planet of the Apes movies came out which just reinforced that belief!

Andre de Graaf (from the past : wars)
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At one point I thought that if you really kissed a toad it would not only become a prince 👑 but also bring you great/good luck

KB (from animals : general)
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That unicorns were real. They simply had invisible horns that only people with special eyes could see

Katie (from animals : general)
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I used to belive that sometimes my grandfather drew the clouds for me.

Anon (from nature : weather)
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I thought hills were dragons sleeping under the grass

Anon (from nature : landscape)
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That the dead were sleeping 💤 and that once I went to the funeral I saw/seen them taking a very long nap I was crying 😭 once they were not really sleeping cuz the never wake up

KB (from death : people)
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When I was five or six, I was worried that I'd lost my heart because I didn't hear it beating.

Anon (from body parts : general)
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I thought that "toony" was a slang term for a part of your body of which you had two, as in the song "Ballin' the Jack" (First you put your toonies close up tight). (OUCH!)

C.C. (from music : misheard lyrics)
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My initials are REM, so I always thought the R.E.M. albums that my parents owned were connected to me somehow.

REM (from music : pop stars)
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There were these candies that said "Believe" on them, and I thought that they'd make you believe everything you heard or read for as long as you sucked them.

Anon (from food : sweeties)
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When I was little I used to think that my mom was a mermaid because she never went swimming with me

Martina (from body functions : special powers)
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When I was little I used to think that it was impossible to travel to the moon because I saw it very small

Kautar (from nature : outer space)
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When I was little I thought that when I was with my parents in the car and it was night, the moon was following us.

Alba Sanchez (from nature : outer space)
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When I was a child, I used to think that if you eat an animal, you become that animal

Hmza (from animals : general)
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I thought "deployed" meant "fired".

Anon (from grown-ups : work)
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I used to believe that the moon was a big cheese wheel

Anon (from nature : outer space)
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I thought weather forecasters were psychic and that's how they knew what the weather would be.

Anon (from nature : weather)
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You know those shirts you wear in school for P.E which say "physed"? For the longest time I misread it as saying "psyched" and wondered why they had the kids shirts that said that.

Anon (from school : classes)
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I thought "Konnichiwa" was a Japanese dish involving a piece of corn on a stick. I think it's because "Konn" and "corn" sound similar.

Anon (from food : general)
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When i first heard of a silverfish, I thought it was an actual type of fish like a goldfish, except only silver colored. I thought there was a bronze fish too.

sounds fishy (from animals : general)
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