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We used to catch dogfish in the Great Lakes when I was a child. This old-timer fishing next to me one day said if I heard one bark, it meant I was going to die. I cut the line when a dogfish was on after that.

Anon
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I used to believe that butterflies turned into moths at night and would turn back into a butterfly in the morning.

Cassidy
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When I was a youngster, my grandfather told me that if a snapping turtle bites someone it would hold on and not let go until it thundered. I was an outdoors kid so I was always super careful when I saw and wanted to catch a snapper.

Jt
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I used to believe that all swimming pools had trap doors to release sharks, like that Bond film. I persuaded myself that I was a prototype human, made by aliens/gods (presumably depending on how many additives I'd ingested). They had made me to check if humans were good or not before making any more. Everyone else on earth was a robot.
The aliens/gods had realised that we were no good from my example and the shark pool was their way of taking out the trash.

jamesgrape
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I always used to watch Snow White and Bambi. I thought that in "olden days," wild animals were never afraid of people, like in Snow White, but because people hunted them too much over the years, they learned to be afraid of people. I was always mad with generations past because I wanted to make friends with deer like Snow White was.

Anon
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When I was 5 or 6, I had already been introduced to the internet.
So I was on this knockoff, unofficial, foreign " DISNEY MANIA ROOMMAKER " and I spotted a little pixel sprite of a male character eating asian food. I automatically titled the food as " Disney Food " which was served as Disneyland { I had never been there before, so of course I wouldn't know }. And then the animation depicted him burping after taking a bite. I thought he was sighing, so I assumed it was nasty. A few minutes later, I walk up to my older sister, who was 15 at the time, and asked her " Is Disney Food nasty? " She was puzzled and ready to laugh but she just said " No. " with a grin.

Sprinklez
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I used to believe that horses were born as foals (babies), then turned into ponys (kids) and then a horse (grown ups).

Chrissie
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When I was a child I used to believe that when I went to my grandmother's house I could talk with cows, chickens and pigs and they could understand me.

Anon
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My mom told me that when I was child I used to believe that my Barbies could sleep at night so I used to take them to bed.

Anon
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When i was little, (4 or so) i convinced myself that snails only ate apple peels.
I have no idea why.

Terracrafty
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I used to believe that being a tiger would be a job like plumber or layer. It was my dream job.

Dom
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I used to believe that all sharks were machines. The reason for this is because I had misunderstood my father when he said that the sharks (on Jaws) were machines and I thought that he were saying that ALL sharks in real life are machines as well! So, basically, I thought that sharks were some form of living machines swimming round the oceans lol!

Stefan
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When i was 7 I had these weird grey spots popping up all over me and when i asked my mum she said "there just moles" and until I was 12 i thought there were actual moles living inside of me so i slept by a pile of food incase they got hungry

Johnny
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When I was small, my mother would close my bedroom window to "keep out the draft". I thought she was saying "keep out the giraffe", and since we lived in an apartment block I imagined a giraffe trying to peer in through my window each night, which unnerved me greatly.

Alex
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For some reason, even into my teens, I was petrified that when the lights went out in my room the floor was covered with alligators. I became an expert at jumping from the door-frame to the bed. Some nights I would get in bed and then call for my parents or sister to turn off the light for me.

My husband teases me - asking if he needs to turn on the light for the alligators - if I get out of bed in the middle of the night.

Wryle
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When I was little, for whatever reason, I was terrified of there being a lion in our basement. My sister got so annoyed with me talking about it, that she told me that if you say something is true seven times, it automatically becomes true, and I had already said six times so I better stop now. Needless to say, I never really talked about lions again.

Anon
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I asked my older brother how cows were able to stand on a hillside without toppling over and they told me that the legs on one side of the cow were shorter than the other side. I believed him till I was 14 and saw a cow up close...

Megan
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There was a pretty serious drought when I was young, in the 80's and my mom and dad used to have to go get our water from the "Water Buffalo" which is a Bulk Potable Drinking Water company. I thought they had brought in actual water buffalo, the animal and people were getting water from them, like milk from cows.

I thought this until I was in COLLEGE and got into an argument with my roommate about it because she didn't believe me, I called my mom to prove my point and was of course laughed at.

Janine
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As a child I used to love playing outside until it got dark. At 6 PM bats come out and fly around, so my uncle, who always tried to get me indoors after dark, once said that those bats stick onto your mouth after 6 PM. Even now im really scared of them and I always cover my mouth whenever I see a bat.

ezgi
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My dad had me convinced that there were King snakes that lived in the rocks we used to climb at a local park, and that they could eat a person whole!

Mickala
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