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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 everyone who lived in the city lived in an apartment.

Marideth (from the world : places)
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When I was a child, I believed that the little mouse Perez existed.

David Montoya Velez (from animals : general)
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I used to believe that Eurostar trains actually went through the water, rather than being built in a tunnel, and thought there must be a station underwater for when people went diving!

Anon (from the world : places)
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I used to believe that Cuban people were made out of cubes

Anon (from the world : nationalities)
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I used to believe that copying definitions out of a book counted as plagiarism!

Anon (from the law : criminals)
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I used to believe that tornados only happened in North America.

Anon (from nature : weather)
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I used to think the gemstone opal was like opal fruits and wanted to eat one.

Anon (from food : sweeties)
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I used to believe that broccoli were small trees

Anon (from food : general)
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A worker at our school played "Simon Says", so I thought the worker's actual name was 'Simon', even though she was a woman!

Anon (from people : names)
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I used to think gravy was made in graveyards.

Anon (from death : people)
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I used to believe that if I jumped off the
picnic table, flapped my arms, and really
concentrated, that I could fly.

Anon (from body functions : special powers)
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I used to believe that the clouds were made by cotton.

Renato Gonçalves (from nature : weather)
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I thought that soda was also called "pop" because if you drink too much of it, you'd explode

Anon (from food : drinks)
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I used to think that the tooth fairy puts you in a deep sleep before stealing your tooth/teeth.

Anon (from make-believe : fairies)
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I used to believe that it didn’t rain in the side of your car but only true front window. I also believe it was darker tint on the sides and bluer yet lighter, more accurate on the windshields.

Anon (from nature : weather)
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When I was very little, I used to think that there were two New Zealands because how it split on the map!

Azure Autumns (from the world : places)
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I used to think that when people got their ears pierced, they had to stand against the wall while someone shot the earring out of a gun from the other side of the room.

Cherelle (from body parts : general)
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When I was little I used to pick bogies out of my nose then shove them back In!!
Because my brother told me if you picked your nose your brains would fall out!
I believed him till I was 6yrs old.

Anon (from bad habits : picking my nose)
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I thought you could make a profit out of profiteroles.

Anon (from food : general)
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That when I dreamed at night, it was because a fog was hovering over my head. White forg for a good dream, black fog for a bad dream

Anon (from body functions : sleeping)
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