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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 really little I always watched my dad play Bejeweled. If he moved two gems that didn't make a valid combo it would say "illegal move" and I cried because I thought he would go to jail.

Bejeweled fan (from media : computer games)
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I thought you were supposed to drive down the center of the road.

Cassiopeia (from neighbourhood : excursions)
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I thought my younger sister could fly, because one time she jumped off the bed and went really far. I kept trying to make her do it again. I'm surprised she never got badly injured.

Cassiopeia (from kids : i'm different)
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I thought that days had 100 hours in them. Very surprised to hear there were only 24.

Cassiopeia (from time : general)
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I used to believe that in "Combine Harvester," by the Wurzels, they sang "Come on now let's get together and burp in harmony." Would you believe.

MICHAEL BUTCHER (from music : misheard lyrics)
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when i was younger,I used to think that alcahol was water but recolored and with a different taste,but I also always thought that if I was older like 9 years old,I could drink some

Alastor (from food : drinks)
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When I was younger, I used to belive, that tile joints were a smoking drugs...

Anaëlle (from bad habits : smoking)
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When i was younger i used to believe people blind had no eyes.

Kenza (from body parts : eyes)
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i used to think that bugs could understand and talk with us

DarkDeku (from animals : general)
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When I was younger, I used to think shooting stars were aliens in need.

Sakanaaaaaa (from nature : outer space)
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When I was younger I used to believe that when I hit an object they would feel pain like they were living.

Alice (from at home : around the house)
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If the light on a plane flashed and you saw it from the ground, that was because the pilot and/or co-pilot saw you. The polite things to do was wave back.

Anon (from transport : aeroplanes)
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I had never seen a dove in real life before so I figured they were just mythical beings from the bible

Anon (from religion : characters)
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When I first heard ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ by Madonna, I thought it was an anti abortion song. Hence the lyrics: “But I made up my mind, I’m keeping my baby”

Annodam (from music : songs)
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I didn't know the word "massage" (as in rubbing) was spelled like that, but I knew the word "massive" and this looked similar, so I was always put LOTS of conditioner in my hair.

Anon (from at home : bathrooms)
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I thought that the word "radioactive" meant if you turned on a radio near the thing in question, it would blow up (the radioactive thing, not the radio itself).

Anon (from science : physics)
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I used to believe my mom when she said that holding your farts in is toxic and could spread poison all over your body. I ducked out of many a room and went into many corners before I wised up!

Aviva (from body functions : farting)
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I used to think that “The Fine Columbian” line from Deacon Blue by Steely Dan was “Fine Combed Ambience.”

Anon (from music : misheard lyrics)
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I used to think Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “That’s a Cold Shot Baby” was “Let’s Go Shopping”

Anon (from music : misheard lyrics)
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I used to believe that all Christians were English and all other religious people were foreign.

Anon (from religion : church)
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