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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 young boys belly buttons would soon change into there willys...

Anon (from body parts : general)
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I used to think Jane Austen was related to the Bronte sisters, maybe like their cousin or step/half sister.

Anon (from grown-ups : work)
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After hearing the phrase "time is money" I used to believe that money and time were essentially the same thing. So since 60 seconds equaled one minute, I thought 60 cents were equal to a dollar.

T (from the world : money)
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As a kid, I took all road signs very literally. If it was 80 degrees in the summer, I wondered how the bridge would freeze before the road in such warm weather.

Todd K (from transport : road signs)
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I used to think those propeller hats could actually make you fly.

Meghan (from people : appearance)
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I used to believe that if I wet my legs in the sea I would become a mermaid.


andrea (from nature : water)
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I used to think topping yourself meant killing yourself by spinning upside down, like a spinning top!!

Natasha (from death : people)
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I used to believe that the borders of countries would have actual "lines" or "walls" on the ground to signify that you were entering a new country.

Anon (from the world : places)
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I used to think allegations were made by alligators.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I once believed that if I wore my Halloween costume to bed, I'd wake up as the actual thing.

Sarah (from kids : i'm different)
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I thought “guerrilla tactics” meant fighting like a gorilla— beating your chest and that sort of thing.

Kai (from the past : wars)
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When I was a child I used to believe that on the star that shone brightest in the constellation was the Neverland Island of the lost children of Peter Pan.

Maria del Pino (from nature : outer space)
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When I was little I USED to THINK that hair grows by the ends.

Sirin (from body parts : hair)
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My younger sibling thought that Brittany was the name of the country where British people lived

Anon (from the world : places)
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When I was a kid My friend’s mom told me if I swallowed my bubblegum it would make me fart bubblegum bubbles

Anon (from food : chewing gum)
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I thought that the picture of the swerving car on the “Road may be slippery ahead” signs was a car that had big robot legs.

Hoopityhoop (from transport : road signs)
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Ever since the first time I heard the song “Fast car” By Tracy Chapman, I thought that it was sung by a teenage boy. years later I was shocked to find out Tracy Chapman was actually a woman

Hoopityhoop (from music : pop stars)
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There was a short period of time where I thought that doves were just fictional creatures from the bible. I had no idea they actually existed

-Evie (from animals : birds)
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i believe that if im born in december im older then people born in may

runawayfox16 (from grown-ups : getting older)
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I used to think you could have a heart attack if you fell in love too deeply!

Anon (from body functions : general)
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