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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 hydrangeas were so called because rangers hide in them.

Ross (from nature : plants)
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I thought clowns that had “X” over their eyes while they performed were supposed to be zombie clowns. I remember seeing one on a news report at Applebees in Salinas and being baffled.

Miru (from people : clowns)
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I once thought the story of Alexander the Great cutting the gordian knot was made up for the Phineas and Ferb episode "Knot my Problem"

Anon (from media : cartoons)
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When I was a child, I used to believe that the Wise Men lived in La Seu Vella (Lleida) and I always took my Christmas letters there.

Anon (from make-believe : father christmas)
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When I was a child, I used to believe Sherlock Holmes was a real person. But I learned that he is just an imaginary character.

a dreamer (from language : reading)
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I used to think dogs had hooves, because they make hoofbeat-like sounds when they walk.

Samuel Lamont (from animals : cats and dogs)
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I used to dig a super deep hole thinking it
would transport me to the galaxy

Rafaella (from nature : outer space)
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I used to believe the ^^ emoticon referred to 2 pointy ears like a cat, instead of closed eyes.

Anon (from media : websites)
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I thought that when it was time to eat I had to wait a little before going into the pool so as not to get nauseous

Anon (from food : dangerous food)
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I Use to that all couples got married twice to renew the marriage

Lucas Jr fique Marti d (from grown-ups : marriage)
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Before reading Luís Eduardo Anelli's book, I believed there were only dinosaurs in North America and Africa, now I know that they lived on all continents.

Hector88 (from the past : history)
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I thought at all prisons they never let the prisoners out of their cells. Once you went to prison, you didn't see the outside of your cell until your sentence was up.

Crocogator (from the law : criminals)
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I thought that when people said "goodbye, cruel world" it meant they were going to move to another planet because they didn't like it here

FOOP (from death : people)
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When i was a child, I used to believe that actors played the movies in all the lenguages availables. It was really impressive!

israa (from media : tv)
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I used to think being on holiday meant that you were moving house temporarily, like with a change of address.

Anon (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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When I was little, I thought the singular form of geese was "gee"

Kate (from animals : birds)
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I used to believe that TV sponsorships were related to the actual programme, like Domino's Pizza in the Simpsons, or Bristol and West in Friends.

Anon (from media : tv)
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I used to believe that a swan was a made-up animal for the ballet "Swan Lake". I didn't know a swan was a real animal until i was in 4th grade

Anon (from animals : birds)
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I used to think that any type of house could be used as a hotel, because of how the restaurant would traditionally be called the 'dining room '.

Anon (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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I believed that a couple meant a "cup full" instead of two.
Later I thought that a few meant 3 or 4 and several meant 7.

Anon (from language : counting)
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