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 tasers were just tranquilizer guns that use electricity instead of drugs. I didn't realize that electricity had to be applied directly to the head to cause unconsciousness.
I thought cows can produce milk without having a baby first. Ironically, I was raised in a vegan family but they never explained it to me.
I used to believe that female roosters existed.
I used to believe that all cows could have udders regardless of sex.
I used to believe female bulls existed. I thought the difference between cows and bulls was cows were bicolor while bulls were solid-color and more muscular with longer horns.
When I was little I thought seagulls were called seagles. Like a portmanteau of 'sea' and 'eagle'.
I used to think that handicap parking spaces were pointless until my dad told me that they’d always be put closer to the building so they can access it easier
I used to think that if you sprayed some perfume/body spray on you right after you sprayed a different one, the different scents would create an explosion and damage.
I couldn't remember ever falling asleep, so I just assumed I stayed awake in bed and stared at the ceiling the entire time. It definitely felt like hours to me lol
During church people would sing "Hosanna in the highest", I thought that Hosanna was Jesus's actual name. It turns out it's just Hebrew for "Help us" or "Save us".
I used to believe that the game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was the longest game ever.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America into the republic one nation under God until the very justice of all.
I used to believe playing with fire would make me wet the bed. I actually never thought about it until around 15 when I realized it made no sense.
I used to believe that hydrangeas were so called because rangers hide in them.
I thought clowns that had “X” over their eyes while they performed were supposed to be zombie clowns. I remember seeing one on a news report at Applebees in Salinas and being baffled.
I once thought the story of Alexander the Great cutting the gordian knot was made up for the Phineas and Ferb episode "Knot my Problem"
When I was a child, I used to believe that the Wise Men lived in La Seu Vella (Lleida) and I always took my Christmas letters there.
When I was a child, I used to believe Sherlock Holmes was a real person. But I learned that he is just an imaginary character.
I used to think dogs had hooves, because they make hoofbeat-like sounds when they walk.
I used to dig a super deep hole thinking it
would transport me to the galaxy