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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 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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I used to believe that if you ate enough chicken wings, you'd sprout wings and be able to fly.

Anon (from food : general)
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I used to think that butterflies were fairies that hid from humans, but now I know they're not because fairies don't exist.

Josselyn Díaz (from animals : general)
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I used to believe that all animals hatch from eggs

Bryan Flores (from animals : general)
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When I was little I used to believe that milk was white water.

Elvis (from food : milk)
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I used to think that being anorexic was most common in Asian people, because of religious stuff like fasting and being vegetarian.

Anon (from body functions : eating)
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I used to believe when I was 5 or 6, if I was covered with my blanket, I was protected from ghosts or demons.

Alfonso Hurtado (from make-believe : ghosts)
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I used to think that putting batteries in your ears could electrocute your brain. Hahahaha.

Anon (from death : people)
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I used to think that college could be referred to as retirement school since kids over 16 leave school in the same way that older people leave work.

Anon (from grown-ups : getting older)
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I used to think giraffes were a type of horse

Crocotta1 (from animals : general)
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I used to think that all (or most) old people had sad childhood stories to tell, because of the wartime in their younger generation.

Anon (from grown-ups : getting older)
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not my belief, but my younger sister thinks that she is allergic to any kind of food she just learned about. The current one she thinks she is allergic to is vegan food.

Not Fiona from Shrek (from food : general)
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