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...
Some areas of this site contain content which is not suitable for children.
I used to believe that hydrangeas were so called because rangers hide in them.
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.
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"
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.
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.
I used to think dogs had hooves, because they make hoofbeat-like sounds when they walk.
I used to dig a super deep hole thinking it
would transport me to the galaxy
I used to believe the ^^ emoticon referred to 2 pointy ears like a cat, instead of closed eyes.
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
I Use to that all couples got married twice to renew the marriage
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.
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.
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
When i was a child, I used to believe that actors played the movies in all the lenguages availables. It was really impressive!
I used to think being on holiday meant that you were moving house temporarily, like with a change of address.
When I was little, I thought the singular form of geese was "gee"
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.
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
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 '.
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.