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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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I used to believe the Tropic of Cancer was a part of the world where lots of people got cancer. I assumed skin cancer must be especially common there, since I could see on the globe that it ran through the Carribean where it's so sunny.
I always felt really lucky that I didn't live in that part of the world.

George Lane (from the world : places)
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I thought being mentally challenged meant you couldn't do any challenges with people

Anon (from kids : i'm different)
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When I was a kid, I thought you could get arrested if you accidently walked into the wrong restroom

Anon (from at home : bathrooms)
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When I was a child I used to believe that if some shoe was upside down, someone in my family could die.

Camila C. (from at home : around the house)
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Kid me thought that only old people were allowed to own and drive Oldsmobile cars. After all, it's right in the name, isn't it?

Gary (from transport : cars)
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I used to believe a mouse lemur was a type of a rodent.

Anon (from animals : general)
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I thought Jews were people who came from Jupiter.

Anon (from nature : outer space)
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When I was about 6 years old my teeth began to fall and I was surprised and I felt bad because I had toothache .
Mi mom told me to put a tooth under the pillow there was a mouse used to eat teeth of children in compensation for that the mouse would leave money to me .
At that time I though it was a rewards and it was not bad for the teeth to fall. One day left my tooth under the pillow the next day I woke up early and I was looked for my rewards and I was sorprised when I raiced the pillow and I look one bill . I was happy I remembered .
I told with mi cousin about that , he was 5 years old I remembered that he was jealous .
One day I heared my aunt to talk whith my mom and told her about that mi cousin had removed 2 pieces of theeth he put it under the pillow he told her mom that never appeared money .
after morning he was bleeding she had to take him to the dentist After that mi mom told me not to tell anyone and my mom continúe the lié she told me that ,the only the mouse leaves money to goog children .
After that she told me the true when I was 10 years old.
It was so funny .

Anonimous (from animals : general)
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Up until I was almost 11, I thought that a birthday suit was a special outfit you wore only on your birthday

Anon (from body parts : skin)
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My birthday was on a different day every year, assigned by my parents

Anon (from grown-ups : getting older)
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