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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 if you mixed shampoo and salt, you could create a new living creature. Now I realise it's slime.

Laia (from at home : around the house)
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When I was a child, I used to believe that an evil spirit would attack me from behind when I turned out the lights.

Anon (from make-believe : monsters)
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I used to believe that a pigeon was a type of pig

Anon (from animals : birds)
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When I was a child I belived that cars worked with magic

Marc Pujol (from science : technology)
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when I was I child, I used to believe that at McDonald's, they had a list with the toys that they gave to children, 'cause if some day they came back, workers could give them a different toy...

CarloMagno (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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I used to think that a "concrete jungle" was an actual jungle. I imagined it to be like a rainforest, but instead of water and plants, there was wet concrete.

Anon (from the world : places)
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I used to think that all British people were related to the Queen and that they were able to visit Buckingham Palace and see her family anytime they wanted

American Girl (from the world : nationalities)
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I used to think that people who donated their kidneys were doing it for steak and kidney pie.

Anon (from body parts : general)
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When I was a child I used to believe that people lived on the moon because my mother told me a lot of stories about people living on the moon。

junbo zhu (from nature : outer space)
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When I was young, I used to believe that clouds were made of cotton

Anonim (from nature : weather)
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When I was a child I used to believe
that everything that wasn't China, didn't exist.Because when I was a child I thought that all the world is
China.

None name (from the world : places)
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When I was a child i used to believe that the lazy little mouse took our teeth to put them on

anonimousss (from make-believe : fairies)
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I used to believe that humans produce milk. I learned that wasn’t true when I tried to milk myself after I first developed my breasts.

Trisha (from body functions : general)
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I used to believe that the kidneys are showers for the red blood cells; the water we drink washes the blood cells to clean them and the sewage goes to the bladder.

Faith (from body functions : general)
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When I was little, I heard of someone having a "short fuse" and thought it meant a short memory and that the person was very forgetful.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I used to think that a sea lion was a hybrid of a seal and a lion.

Anon (from animals : general)
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I thought panhandlers were called that because they carried around a pan and put all the money people gave them in it. For some reason, I didn't wonder why I never actually saw beggars carrying pans.

Darth Death (from the world : money)
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I thought Full Metal Jacket had something to do with Fullmetal Alchemist. I thought it might have been some kind of silly spinoff.

Austin Reed (from media : cartoons)
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I thought that "slipping someone the Mickey" had something to do with Mickey Mouse

stymie (from the law : drugs)
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I used to believe that Demi Moore and Demi Lovato were the same person or related to each other because they both have the same first name

Anon (from people : names)
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