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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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As a child I used to think that actors really died in movies.

Jordi Comendador (from media : films)
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I used to think Asians who wore glasses were meant to be cross eyed, because of how they read and write backwards in languages like Hebrew, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, etc!

Anon (from the world : nationalities)
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I used to believe that the cars of the future could fly.

Anon (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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I used to think that unicorn existed and that they do rainbow poop.

Janira duran (from animals : general)
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I used to think that foreign languages were only spoken by people of that nationality and everyone else just had to speak English.

Anon (from language : foreign languages)
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i used to think before clocks were invented, there was no such thing as time

nathan t (from time : general)
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I used to think an autobiography was like writing a lifelong diary, in which you had to write down literally everything that you'd said and done since the day you were born!

Anon (from grown-ups : work)
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I used to think that stars were real tiny things in space and didn't know that they were other suns besides our own.

Anon (from nature : outer space)
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I used to think that posh mansions and stately homes were just random houses in the middle of nowhere that nobody actually lived in!

Anon (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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Rabbits lay eggs

Maria Eduarda (from animals : general)
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I used to think gladiators were meant to be some sort of alligator.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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i thought that when it was thundering out that there were angels that were banging on there drums and when lightning came i thought it was god taking pictures

tiana (from nature : thunder and lightning)
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I used to think Art Deco was Aunt Deco, and wondered who this famously artistic woman was meant to be.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I used to think the American states were all different countries and didn't realize it was all one country together!

Anon (from the world : places)
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I used to think that you could die if you kept having accidents and losing too much blood, before realising that it replaces itself in some way or other.

Anon (from death : people)
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I used to think an Afghan hound was a breed of terrorist dog that had to fight in the Taliban!

Anon (from animals : cats and dogs)
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This one is purely ridiculous but I used to think that Bin Laden was killed by other terrorists because they were trying to protect people from him, rather than defeat him and win their own battle!

Anon (from death : people)
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When I was a child I used to believe that characters in movies, commercials, or television shows were showing real stories. Also, I used to believe that a person was following people to film them.

Nid (from media : adverts)
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I used to think that the stars change their size because every day born one

Mariela (from nature : outer space)
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When I was a child I thought that the singers was inside of the radio, so I tried to talk to them by the speakers but they never answered me :(

Val PO (from media : radio)
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