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When I was a kid, we used to have a tv set with 7 channel buttons and one marked with "AV". We never used AV and once I asked my that what would that button do. "Well, son, the tv set would explode if you press it." I never pressed the AV button.

Anon
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For some reason, I used to believe that if you put a potato in the dishwasher, it would grow a palm tree. I decided to try it, and was very disappointed when all that came out was a wet, soapy potato.

Brenden
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I used to think that the vacuum cleaner performed the same function as the lawnmower. They both made lots of noise, and something happened underneath where I couldn't see, and both were used weekly on all the surfaces I thought of as 'the ground'. I noticed that the carpet never seemed to really need a trim though, and I figured it just needed to be watered more often... Yes, I tried to water it, regularly... until I got caught, and it was explained to me that carpet was not alive.

Jenny
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I somehow got the idea that if I boiled a rock, it would come to life. My dad disproved that...

Anon
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When I was little I used to be terrified of fiberglass insulation. I used to think that if I got too close to it, it would reach out from the walls and suck me in and eat me alive.

Heather
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When me and my family movd into our new house i was 10 and my sister was 8 1/2. The basement bathrooms wallpaper looked like the wallpaper in Willy Wonka and The chocolate factory where they licked it and a schnozberry tasted like a schnozberry and so on. Well my siter and were convinced and we spent hours licking the wallpaper, but never tasted a thing.

Lisa
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When I was 8, my uncle used to tell me that if I pressed the stop button on the television's remote, the television would explode. I didnt touch that remote until I was 12 in fear of blowing up the neighborhood.

pipupisapenguin
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I believed that if I touched the gray "snooze" button on my parent's alarm clock that I would become a girl. I believed this because when I was about 4 years old I had asked my mom what the button was for, and that was the explanation she gave me. I was afraid to go near it for years.

RoB
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i used to believe that if you removed those "do not remove" tags on mattresses that the FBI would come crashing through the windows of my house and arrest me.

Whitney
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My mom use to make me vacuum our house all the time. She told me if i stopped vacuuming the carpet would catch on fire.... I believed it.

Lo
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Because my mum used to ask me to put my dirty washing on the landing outside my bedroom, I believed for many years that it was actually the landing that washed my clothes!

Amy Tyndall
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I used to believe there was a little man inside the refrigerator who would turn the light on and off! I was about 3-4 yrs old and I would stand at the frig - opening and closing the door - just hoping to catch a glimpse of the little man!

I found my son doing the same thing when he was about 4yrs old - all I could do was laugh!

Nicole
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I had discovered that, the keys I found on the floor did NOT turn my house into a giant fighting robot when I stuck them in the power socket in my room.

So I tried the whole rest of them!

hurt
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I always used to hate rewinding my videos when I was little, I thought that there were little people inside the VCR who did it manually and I felt bad making them work all the time.

Justine
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Ok, when I was little my parents called our garbage disposal "the monster". So when I was done eating my parents would say to go feed my scraps to the monster. I was kinda scared that one night he might actually get too hungry and come out of the sink and eat my family....

Anonymous5678
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When I was little I thought that every electronic and mechanical device had a secret explosive switch where if you turned the nob on the TV just so or jiggled the handle on the faucet to much to the right "BOOM". Needless to say I refused to run my own bath until I was 11 and I ended up playing outside a lot.

erin
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In my parents house growing up there was a mouse hole in the wall beside the stairs. I always skipped the step that the hole was on because I thought that if I stepped on it a long, ugly white scabby hand would come out of the hole and grab my ankle.

I still always skip that step out of habit....

Anon
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When my mom would see me doing something dangerous or something that could end up badly, like leaning on open window or trying to get knife, she would tell me a story of a little girl who did the exactly same thing as me, and it would always end up badly.

I would always pity that little girl for all the hurtful things she experienced so far and wonder how she always ends up alive

Anchy
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I use to believe that all the homes were taken by the road side because every where we move it was a house down a long path.

S Moye
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I used to believe that the dishwasher filled all the way up with water when it was used, like an oldschool washing machine, and if you opened it mid-cycle it would flood the house.

Anon
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