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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I used to think that blind people always had their eyes closed.
I used to think that everything involving the name Alice had to be Wonderland or Looking Glass related.
I mixed up Egypt and China, thinking they were the same place at different times. I also threw in “Europe” as well, all as one country. Blame Sawgwa and Schoolhouse Rock.
I used to think you had to be an adult to drink household chemicals
I grew up believing meerkats have human hands because I learned about meerkats from The Lion King.
I used to believe there were only 6 days of the week : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I was confused when I first heard about Wednesday
I distinctly remember thinking in elementary school that there was an English word 'ol', as in "I ol go to the store this afternoon" or "They ol be surprised when they see this".
When I was little I thought that dying your hair means you kill your hair.
I used to belive kissing boys made your teeth fall out.
I used to belive that zombie hands would burst trough the floor and grab my ankles.
Because both the Super Mario and Cars franchises have characters named Luigi, I figured every franchise involving racing had to have a Luigi. I even made up a song called “Every race has a Luigi”
I used to be terrified of blind people because I thought that they had empty eye sockets and that’s why they wore sunglasses. However, I was never freaked out of Geordi LaForge from Star Trek TNG
I used to believe that the country then called Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) was a hydroelectric power station.
I thought “Human Centipede” was a sex act
I used to believe that scientists were robots and they had some kind of chip in their brain.
When I was a child I used to be afraid of clowns because they used to have very big shoes
When I was a kid I used to believe that the sun was chasing me .
When I was a child I believed that if you point to the rainbow my finger will rot, but now I realize that it is not true
When I was a child, I used to believe that teachers never leave school and slept in the chairs.
I used to believe that when I turned on the radio, all the music groups played on the station to play the music.