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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 believe that people only grew upto age 10 as I hadn't been taught how to count beyond 10 at that age.

Rutendo (from grown-ups : getting older)
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I used to believe that when television channels when they would sign off at night play the American anthem and say please stand by , I would get up and stand by the television .

Danielle Hagen (from media : tv)
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As a child I believed that cats, when they died, became owls and always accompanied you.

AdryLiz (from animals : cats and dogs)
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I used to believe that Santa Claus exists, but there was also an evil version of him that took children who behaved badly and then nobody remembered them

Marce (from make-believe : father christmas)
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I used to believe that the people who give the news on television could see what you were doing, so always with my sister we tried to change before the news.

Ferma (from media : tv)
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When I was a child I thought there was a person inside the ATM

Grace (from grown-ups : work)
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I used to believe in Perez mause when my teeth fall, I put them under the pillow to see what happened

AyrtonZ01 (from body parts : general)
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I used to believe in super heroes exist in the world

Kakaroto (from media : films)
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I used to believe that the earth was flat.

Rt.y (from nature : landscape)
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I use to believe thar the movies were real

Dennis G (from media : films)
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I used to believe that India and Indonesia were right next to each other since their names sounded alike

Anon (from the world : places)
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When watching The Lord of the Rings movies for the first time, I thought Merry and Pippin were named "Mary and Poppins".

Anon (from media : films)
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When I was little, my dad had a friend named Scott. I thought my dad's friend was the king of Scotland

Uhhh.... (from people : names)
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I thought the tip jar at the restaurant was so people could give the chef cooking tips for how to cook better.

Anon (from neighbourhood : going shopping)
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I thought weather forecasters were psychic and that's how they knew what the weather would be. I wasn't sure why their psychic powers sometimes didn't work though

Mephisto (from nature : weather)
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I thought that if you held a buttercup to your face and it only reflected on your chin softly, it meant you only liked butter a little bit.

Anon (from nature : plants)
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I thought that anything that wasn't explicitly food was poisonous up until I was about nine, when my dad told me that only a few things are poisonous.

Anon (from food : dangerous food)
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I thought that whenever a cartoon character got amnesia, it was because of Mr. Forgetful from the cartoon "Mr. Men". I thought his amnesia was contagious or something.

Anon (from media : cartoons)
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I used to beileve girls peed out their butt 😂

Anon (from body functions : weeing and pooing)
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I used to think there were 52 states beacause I thought there were 50 continental states plus Hawaii and Alaska I beilived this till I was 9

Anon (from the world : places)
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