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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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This may sound stupid to most but when I was younger, I thought when my little cousin touched me (aged 4) I thought i was gonna turn in to a baby

Jordan (from grown-ups : family)
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I used to think that Americans and Australians were just British people living abroad and speaking with an alternative accent because they are international
Lol.

Natasha (from language : speaking)
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I used to believe that clothes are invisible humans just staring at us

Elizabeth (from at home : in my closet)
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My mom thought "ambulance" was "ambliance"

Molly (from language : speaking)
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When I was three I was always too busy playing to eat, so my mom told me there was a tiger in my tummy growling to be fed, and if I didn't feed it it would run away.

Anon (from food : general)
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When I was a child my mom told me that when it rained it was because the baby Jesus was crying.

Tatiana (from nature : weather)
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I used to think that mannequins were real people who had been beheaded. Creepy thought....

Anon (from neighbourhood : going shopping)
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when i was little, i used to think that fireworks were part of the sky, so when 4th of july came around every year, i just thought that the sky knew when fireworks needed to happen.

Kira Wilke (from nature : weather)
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As a preteen, I believed that a strip club was where patrons actually stripped naked and pole danced themselves, rather than merely watching professional strippers do so.

Anon (from neighbourhood : excursions)
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I thought Buckwheat from "The Little Rascals" (1994) was a girl because he had long hair!

Molly (from media : films)
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one of my friend believe she had a secret friend that no one knew in her childhood. She was a superhero with powers but I don't remember the superhero's name.

büşra (from make-believe : imaginary friends)
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My friend used to believe baby oil was made from babies

Anon (from at home : bathrooms)
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I believed that those who died would be resurrected a year later.

crow (from religion : afterlife)
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I used to believe the fishs are washing clothes under the ship when it moves because of the bubbles

jeff jefferson (from nature : water)
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ı used to belief I thought astronauts could see God

Anon (from religion : characters)
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I used to think a day was 60 hours long, just like an hour is 60 minutes long and a minute is 60 seconds long. I thought we just slept through most of it.

ebkrj (from time : general)
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I used to think that Martians were people who lived in marshes,
Especially when the grass would make them green like aliens.

Anon (from make-believe : aliens)
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I thought people who used sign language had to spell out words one letter at a time using their entire bodies, like in the dance to the YMCA song.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I used to think "A.M." and "P.M." meant "After Midnight" and "Post Midday".

Anon (from time : general)
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i used to believe that the voices in my head are actual human beings.

Anon (from make-believe : imaginary friends)
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