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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 believe that you could stretch a rat's body to be super long.

Anon (from animals : general)
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I used to believe that if you drank coffee before you were an adult, your skin would turn gray.

Anon (from food : drinks)
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I used to believe that if I farted in bed, a monster would pop out through the covers and tickle me.

Anon (from at home : under my bed)
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i used to believe the white part in fish meat is because of the fish's milk

Kim (from food : milk)
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I used to think that when you cut a wedding cake, you would get a whole great slice from the top to the bottom. Yum yum

Anon (from food : general)
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I used to think Cancer Research was just people learning about the disease and didn't realise that it was an actual charity!

Anon (from body functions : being ill)
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I thought that "Oh, the humanity!" was an exclamation meant for pointing out that something was very humanlike.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I used to believe that the ABBA song Waterloo was about the train line in London, before realising, due to the lyrics, that I was actually about the historical battle!

Natasha (from music : misheard lyrics)
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I thought that a "sugar daddy" was a father who let his kids eat all the sugar they wanted.

Anon (from food : sweeties)
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I used to believe that Ireland was called that because it really is an island!

Anon (from the world : places)
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I used to think Russians had surnames ending with ski because of the skiing they do in Siberia.

Anon (from language : foreign languages)
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I used to think Yiddish was pronounced to rhyme with Swedish.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I thought the term maiden name actually applied to women who were maidens.

Natasha (from grown-ups : marriage)
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I believed that the word optimistic was something to do with opticians and being happy with your eyesight.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I used to think that horseback riding was something belonging to fables and fairy tales, so when I discovered it was real and feasible my dream came literally true.

Greta (from animals : general)
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I had two beliefs about rain when I was a child:

1) That when it was raining, God was crying.

2) I thought it rained everywhere in the world.

Anon (from nature : weather)
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In recent years, I thought closed groups on Facebook were ones that you couldn't join anymore because they had closed down. Hahahaha.

Anon (from media : websites)
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I used to believe that people only grew upto age 10 as I hadn't been taught how to count beyond 10 at that age.

Rutendo (from grown-ups : getting older)
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I used to believe that when television channels when they would sign off at night play the American anthem and say please stand by , I would get up and stand by the television .

Danielle Hagen (from media : tv)
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As a child I believed that cats, when they died, became owls and always accompanied you.

AdryLiz (from animals : cats and dogs)
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