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...
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My younger sibling thought that Brittany was the name of the country where British people lived
When I was a kid My friend’s mom told me if I swallowed my bubblegum it would make me fart bubblegum bubbles
I thought that the picture of the swerving car on the “Road may be slippery ahead” signs was a car that had big robot legs.
Ever since the first time I heard the song “Fast car” By Tracy Chapman, I thought that it was sung by a teenage boy. years later I was shocked to find out Tracy Chapman was actually a woman
There was a short period of time where I thought that doves were just fictional creatures from the bible. I had no idea they actually existed
i believe that if im born in december im older then people born in may
I used to think you could have a heart attack if you fell in love too deeply!
I used to believe "mixed breeds" of dogs were made by two dogs being put in a blender
For some reason, I used to think it was illegal to make up stories in your head, without writing them down on paper!
When I was seven, my dad went on about how liquid made computers short out, so when a character in a YouTube video I was watching started to cry, I was worried that'd make the computer short out!
When I was a child I used to believe stars were the dead people who we loved
I used to believe that everyone who lived in the city lived in an apartment.
When I was a child, I believed that the little mouse Perez existed.
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!
I used to believe that Cuban people were made out of cubes
I used to believe that copying definitions out of a book counted as plagiarism!
I used to believe that tornados only happened in North America.
I used to think the gemstone opal was like opal fruits and wanted to eat one.
I used to believe that broccoli were small trees
A worker at our school played "Simon Says", so I thought the worker's actual name was 'Simon', even though she was a woman!