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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 that MTV unplugged was when you had to take the tv plug out, and wondered how people could still watch tv if it was disconnected.

Anon (from media : tv)
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The restaurant Arby's has a big cowboy hat as their logo. I thought this meant it was a restaurant only for cowboys, and that you wouldn't be allowed in if you weren't a cowboy.

Anon (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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I used to believe nugget-laying chickens existed. Unlike chicken breast and chicken leg a nugget doesn’t actually look like a body part so I never realized what it really was

Chicken nuggets (from animals : birds)
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I used to believe that ATM'S had little people inside them counting money

Anon (from the world : money)
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I used to believe that George W. Bush's middle name was Washington, and that he and the first president were somehow one and the same.

not a Bush fan (from the world : politics)
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I thought the presidential race was an actual running race to the White House, and whichever candidate got there first was elected president.

Anon (from the world : politics)
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When i first heard someone talk about "ripping somebody off", i thought it meant they literally ripped the person's skin off their body.

Anon (from the law : criminals)
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Child me thought that Los Angeles was a mythical city like Atlantis or El Dorado. Because I misheard how it was named and thought it was called "Lost Angeles"...as in "the lost city of Angeles."

Anon (from the world : places)
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Because people say that candy is bad for you, I thought that meant you shouldn't eat it while sick, even if it was just a cold.

Anon (from body functions : being ill)
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I used to believe "I Want Candy" was actually "I'm A Kidney", especially since they played it in PE/health class at my school.

Kidney (from music : misheard lyrics)
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I thought that "jet black" referred to the kind of jet you fly in, which I found odd as I had never seen a black jet plane.

Anon (from transport : aeroplanes)
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There was a show called "Happy Days" that has the lyric "Goodbye, grey skies, hello blue" in its theme tune, so I thought you couldn't watch it on a cloudy day.

Anon (from media : tv shows)
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I used to think that weasel was short for wooden easel, and was confused as to why someone would be called a piece of art equipment as an insult.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I used to believe the Golden Calf produced liquid gold instead of milk.

Trisha (from religion : characters)
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I used to believe that people who don’t understand English can’t talk.

American (from language : foreign languages)
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I thought strawberry milk comes from baby cows

Calf = Strawberry milk (from food : drinks)
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When my mum taught me about comets, I thought she said "commas" and so I thought there were flaming punctuation marks in the sky.

Anon (from nature : outer space)
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I used to think that "explosive diarrhea" was when you pooped actual explosives, like nitroglycerin or whatever.

Anon (from body functions : weeing and pooing)
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I used to believe that when I hit some objects they suffered like a living being and so I had to be kind with them.

Eric (from at home : around the house)
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I used to believe that the cows owned by my grandfather slept lying on the ground like a human at night.

Eric (from animals : general)
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