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...
Some areas of this site contain content which is not suitable for children.
I thought Rock and Roll were 2 musicians, with one who rocked and one who rolled.
I thought the song Skip To My Lou was about skipping to the toilet.
I used to believe that you could stretch a rat's body to be super long.
I used to believe that if you drank coffee before you were an adult, your skin would turn gray.
I used to believe that if I farted in bed, a monster would pop out through the covers and tickle me.
i used to believe the white part in fish meat is because of the fish's milk
I used to think that when you cut a wedding cake, you would get a whole great slice from the top to the bottom. Yum yum
I used to think Cancer Research was just people learning about the disease and didn't realise that it was an actual charity!
I thought that "Oh, the humanity!" was an exclamation meant for pointing out that something was very humanlike.
I used to believe that the ABBA song Waterloo was about the train line in London, before realising, due to the lyrics, that I was actually about the historical battle!
I thought that a "sugar daddy" was a father who let his kids eat all the sugar they wanted.
I used to believe that Ireland was called that because it really is an island!
I used to think Russians had surnames ending with ski because of the skiing they do in Siberia.
I used to think Yiddish was pronounced to rhyme with Swedish.
I thought the term maiden name actually applied to women who were maidens.
I believed that the word optimistic was something to do with opticians and being happy with your eyesight.
I used to think that horseback riding was something belonging to fables and fairy tales, so when I discovered it was real and feasible my dream came literally true.
I had two beliefs about rain when I was a child:
1) That when it was raining, God was crying.
2) I thought it rained everywhere in the world.
In recent years, I thought closed groups on Facebook were ones that you couldn't join anymore because they had closed down. Hahahaha.
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.