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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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when i was a kid, i thought eating too much chocolate would turn you into one yourself (the billy and mandy show did NOT help with that!)

Anon (from food : sweeties)
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I had a drug prevention coloring book. I ate snow at the time and wondered if snow was a drug. I was very paranoid about this.

Molly (from the law : drugs)
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For the longest time I thought 90210 was a sitcom

Anon (from media : tv shows)
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I used to think “create jobs” meant creating new lines of work rather than opening up employment opportunities

Anon (from grown-ups : work)
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I thought Warner Bros was a cop drama that aired on CBS at 10:00 PM

Anon (from media : tv)
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My parents had the South Park kids as Christmas ornaments, and I believed South Park was a kids show until I actually watched it when I was 9

Anon (from media : tv shows)
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I thought that Whoopi Goldberg was a singer until I was about 10

Anon (from media : films)
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I thought the lyrics for Lady Gaga's Poker Face was "Cutie pie, cutie pie" instead of "can't read my, can't read my"

Molly (from music : misheard lyrics)
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I used to think that in Star Wars, the light sabers were called "life savers". This made sense to me because they had to use light sabers to defend themselves, hence "life saver".

Danny Mew (from media : films)
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I used to think that when you saw comments from 'the Guardian' on the back of kids books, it was somebodys guardian saying their child enjoyed the book, as I didn't know it was a newspaper.

Anon (from language : reading)
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I used to believe that nacho cheese was an actual kind of cheese, as in how cheddar, Swiss, pepper jack, etc. are all kinds of cheese.

Danny Mew (from food : general)
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My dad thought robin feet were made out of wood because they look like twigs.

Molly (from animals : birds)
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I thought the word "melodramatic" was actually "mellow-dramatic", and thought it was a really dumb word since it was basically an oxymoron (how can something be mellow and dramatic at the same time?)

Bhfion (from language : speaking)
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I used to think you could have an extra birthday nine months before your real one, for the day you were conceived before being born.

Anon (from people : birthdays)
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when I was young I used to believe if I squinted my eyes and it was windy my eyes would stay like this forever

Jeanne (from body parts : eyes)
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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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