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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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My older sister told me and my twin brother that if you didn't clap your hands during "if you're happy and you know it", you would get eaten by a monster while you sleep.

Anon (from make-believe : monsters)
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I used to think that the female version of a Squire was a Squirelle

Kid wow (from people : names)
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I would turn the lights off and then leg it up the stairs thinking a monster would be chasing me.

Anon (from make-believe : monsters)
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I used to believe that albatrosses were a fictional species created for the Disney movie "The Rescuers"

Anon (from animals : birds)
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Someone I know IRL used to believe that Goofy (Mickey Mouse's friend) was a walrus

Anon (from media : cartoons)
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I used to believe that the phrase "Mamma Mia" referred to a girl named Mia.

Anon (from language : foreign languages)
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When I was 5 years old, I used to believe Poland was snowy and cold all year round, like the North Pole.

Sara (from the world : places)
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When I was a child, I thought that the Heavy Metal was Satanic music.

Anon (from music : songs)
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I used to think that you could make wine of any
Colour, like blues or purples, because grapes come
In so many different colours besides the usual red.

Anon (from body functions : eating)
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I used to believe my shadow was chasing me whenever I ran

Rose (from make-believe : monsters)
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I used to believe that I couldn't pass by the cemetery at night because the dead people would wake up.

Marcos Carvalho (from death : people)
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I used to think that the little people used in population charts represented just one single person, and wondered how they could count every specific person living in every country.

Anon (from the world : nationalities)
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I used to believe that grown-ups didn't need to sleep. They would just lie in bed for a while because that's what you do at night.

Ester (from body functions : sleeping)
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I used to believe that there was a person in the mirror who looked exactly like me

Anon (from at home : mirrors)
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I used to believe that wind came from the clouds because I would see pictures in kids books of clouds blowing air.

Crocotta1 (from nature : weather)
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I used to think that "tease your hair" meant make fun of it

Anon (from body parts : hair)
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I used to think princesses are only in TV shows

i'm weird (from media : tv shows)
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i used to think that women gave birth to their husbands and marry them...

Pat (from grown-ups : marriage)
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I used to believe all Italian women were named Mia because of the phrase "Mamma Mia!"

Anon (from the world : nationalities)
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I used to think that it was illegal to carry a very large sum of cash on your person unless you're on the way to the bank.

Anon (from the law : police)
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