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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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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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I used to believe planes flew by being attached by strings like a kite.

Anon (from transport : aeroplanes)
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No littering $500 fine
I better litter so I don’t get fined!!

Anon (from the law : police)
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I thought a coworker was someone who worked on a cow.

Molly (from language : reading)
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I used to think that there were ghosts in the loft and that's why I was not allowed to go up there.

Anon (from make-believe : ghosts)
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I used to believe that clay pigeons were pigeon-shaped clay figures.

Anon (from animals : birds)
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I used to think that you could fall into space through the Earth's crust in you kept digging in the garden
Lol.

Anon (from the world : places)
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I used to believe that crows and ravens were the same species; crows were males and ravens were females. This belief is because Raven is a girls' name and Crow sounds more like a boys' name

Anon (from animals : birds)
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When I was a child I used to believe in the little mouse Perez, who gave you money for teeth.

Chayma (from make-believe : fairies)
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I thought the phrase "In the midsts of" was "in the MISTS of", since it was like you were surrounded by mist and couldn't see anything outside.

In the mists of typing this (from language : speaking)
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I used to think that Tabasco Sauce contained tobacco, and therefore was actually "tobacco sauce."

Anon (from food : dangerous food)
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I thought the reason people took illegal drugs is because they tasted so good. I had no idea it had anything to do with getting high.

greenneedle (from the law : drugs)
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I used to think that ancient languages, like Latin or Sanskrit, were spoken by dinosaurs and cave people, as a reference to being extinct or non existent.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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If you look at a screen too long, your eyes will turn square.

Anon (from media : tv)
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