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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 monk was short for monkey.

Anon (from language : spelling)
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I used to think that everyone's birthday, including my own, always had to be on a Sunday.

Anon (from grown-ups : getting older)
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I used to think "public convenience" meant a convenience store!

Anon (from toilets : general)
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I used to believe that my parents would give me away if I didn’t do as they said

Albert (from grown-ups : family)
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I once for some reason thought a Mantis was a bird, instead of a bug...

Laurie J. (from animals : creepy crawlies)
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I used to believe that a butterfly and a moth were the exact same thing. I thought they stayed at butterflies in the daytime and transformed into the moth pattern when it became night time.

Julie (from animals : creepy crawlies)
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I thought "prison" and "prism" are the same words as each other.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I believed Spam came from an animal called a Spamalope which was similar to an elk and lived in northern Alaska.

Nessa (from food : general)
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When I was a child I used to believe that when I played video games my real world changed like the game.

J (from kids : toys)
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I used to think potassium came from potatoes.

Anon (from food : general)
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I used to think small furniture shops were basically cottage converted charity shops.

Anon (from neighbourhood : going shopping)
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I used to think that in public toilets, the cleaning lady actually lived in the supply cupboard.

Anon (from toilets : general)
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I used to think you could die if you jumped half way down the stairs.

Anon (from at home : around the house)
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I used to think that retarded was the same word as retired.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I use to believe the fireflies were birds with spotlights

Anon (from animals : creepy crawlies)
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When I learned about the rotation of the Earth, I thought that meant that whenever I moved, the Earth moved under me, so I was technically in the same space I was born in.

Anon (from nature : outer space)
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I used to think Monserrat sounded like monster rat.

Anon (from the world : places)
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I used to believe that peanuts were a daily must to strengthen the memory like elephants

Qb Cheese (from food : general)
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When i was younger,I used to believe i could see a shark in a pool .

anon (from nature : water)
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When I was younger, I used to think my neighbourgh was a witch because she had a big and long nose with a big spot

Hicham (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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