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I used to believe that golf balls were really animals from Scotland caled "golfs". I even used to talk to them. I thought hitting them was cruel!

Golfy McGolf
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I used to believe that chipmunks grew up to be squirrels. I don't know where I got the idea from but I lived most of my childhood life believing this!

Anon
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For some reason, my father told me when I was very young that they don't have ducks in America. For years I would relay this interesting 'fact' to people as a piece of trivia, until I asked an actual American "is it weird not having ducks over there?" and was promptly laughed at.

Kate
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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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that bi-polar had to do with polar bears.

barry goldberg
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When i first heard of a silverfish, I thought it was an actual type of fish like a goldfish, except only silver colored. I thought there was a bronze fish too.

sounds fishy
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A friend believed that they used a tame shark during the filming of "Jaws".

Wendy
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When I was little, I believed that hamburger and steaks and pretty much all meat in general came from a cow. Only, I believed that somehow the cow chose to give it away, kind of like milking a cow, only a lot more friendly and fairytale like. I think that I even had an image in my head of a cow talking to a farmer, saying "Ok, you can take a little off my belly for hamburgers today". I thought cows were so thoughtfull; and I cried when I found out that that's not how it works. Strangely enough, I'm a vegetarian now...

weirdest kid of them all
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i used to think that the hills were all the dead dinosaurs that just decided to lay down somewhere and they eventually died. And after they died i thought that teh grass was their "hair" and i always wondered why "broccli" (( trees )) grew on their backs.

my parents still laugh at me to this day.

Wondering loser
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i used to think that you could change the colour of a fish. i was in a pet store with dad one day and i was choosing a fish for my tank. my dad pointed to one and said "how bout that one" to which i said "nah, that ones been dyed, i can tell". i thought people had special dye for fishes to change them to nicer colours when people werent buying them.

Anon
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When I was about 5 someone told me that all white horses were unicorns but only someone who was a virgin and true of heart could see the horns.

I had no idea what a "virgin" was but I became convinced I was somehow bad because I could not see the horns. I believed this until I was almost twelve.

sarah_bellum
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I used to think all furry animals were made entirely of fur.

Anon
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I used to beleive that animals that hibernated in the winter would just lay on the ground and fall asleep. That when the snow would hit them it would make them lose consciousness. I was afraid to walk around outside because I was scared i was gonna step on a bear or another animal.

Angelina
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When I was at that short age of about 4 or 5 where you're always playing on the floor, I used to play near a step that had a gap under the door. My dad warned me one day to be careful because "drafts" came out from underneath. Only I heard it as "giraffes".

I spent so many days after that watching for tiny giraffes to come out from under the door, but they never did...

Holly
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I used to believe that reindeers were made up, like Santa. As a cynical kid, I thought it was all part of the made-up Christmas package. Dragons: now there was an animal I could believe in.

I didn't find out they were real until Xmas 2007. I'm 19.

Lisa
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I used to believe that horses ate cows and this was why you would never see them in the same field. Not entirely sure where that one came from.

Anon
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I used to believe that when the sun is shinning and the rain is falling at the same time, an elephant is giving birth..

Jason
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My Dad was a farmer. To keep me out of the farrowing house and away from the aggressive sows, he told us that the rats would run up our pant legs and bite our knees.

I was terrified of rats for years. Although I'd still sneak into the farrowing house to see the cute piglets - I'd just keep an eye out for rats.

Jen
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When I was little we used to drive to Minnesota every year. We would go by a lot of cow fields and at night I thought I kept seeing the same one in every field. I thought he was following us and I named him 'The Night Cow'.

Tobi
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When I was little I thought cows married horses, cows were all female and horses were all male.

Sheila
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