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I used to believe that there was an giant hole right under the bathtub, which is where all the used water would go.

Anon
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when i was child, i believed there was a ghost in a toilet....
the ghost made me very scared, the face is very dark with the flying body without the feet
so, i run to my bedroom and close the door

Daffa from Paris, Italy
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when i was a kid i used to think that when someone flushed a toilet while you were in the shower, the dirty toilet water would pour on you.

rachel
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when I was a kid I turned off the bathroom light and run away in fear of the devil

Eduardo F. R. Portella (I am Braziliam)
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I used to believe that Ghost Busters slime would eat me in my bath tub. Since I saw it on TV.

Amanda
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I used to believe that if I fell asleep in the bathtub I would wake up in the sea.

Brenda
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I was always certain that there was either an alligator or a shark in the plumbing of my bathtub. I used to tell them stories while I was taking a bath to make sure they didn't eat me. I think I was in my late teens before I stopped worrying about it.

Michelle
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When I was about 3-5 I thought I could shave like my dad and I ended up cutting myself all over.

Matt
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I didn't know what a toilet plunger was used for. But I remembered seeing in a cartoon once that a character ran around with one stuck to his face. So that's exactly what I did.

You can imagine my reaction when my dad told me what a toilet plunger was actually used for!

Anon
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When I was little, my brother once told me that if you didn't shut the lid to the toilet when you flushed it, and if there wasn't a ceiling, then some of the water would go all the way to outer space. I imagined that a small amount of water (not enough to see) would be shot into the air when you flushed it, and it would then float up and up and up. I basically figured it just evaporated, which it does so I guess I wasn't that gullible...

Anon
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When I was around 4, I was taking a bath. My dad pulled the drain plug and while I started watching the water swirl around the drain my dad casually told me to watch out that I don't get sucked down the drain. My dad still laughs when he recalls how I looked like a cat, all sprawled out, clawing my way out of the tub, onto the floor and out the door. Wet and naked I ran to my mom and explained to her what happened and she and my dad had a conversation about what not to say to a four year old. I am still afraid of drains. Thanks Dad.

Kenny Peltonen
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There used to be a big conch shell in my bathroom. I would listen to the "ocean" all the time. I would also talk into it believing I was talking to the sea life. I thought I could tell sharks not to hurt people, dolphins to swim closer to beach so I could see them better or to stay away from tuna nets, mermaids that I wouldn't hurt them if they said hi one day, and who knows what other ridiculous things I thought would help them!

Michelle
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I was afraid of the toilet flushing when I was little. I would use the toilet, wash my hands, and then flush -- and sprint out of the room immediately. I thought if you stayed in the bathroom until the end of the flush a witch came up and grabbed you, and I have NO idea where this belief came from!

Stacy S
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I believed that there was *something* that lived below all toilets that would reach up and pull you down when you flushed. For years I simply never flushed the toilet, or I would flush and run for my life!!

Anon
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I personally used to believe that if I yelled into the sink loudly enough, my message would echo and travel through the pipes, into the other bathroom's sink exit, or shower exit and that they would hear me talking to them... They never did.

Anon
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when i was 3-to about 8 or 9 years old i thought that the little hole at the top of the sink (the thing that drains it if it overflows)would go to africa for the people that didnt have water so i would be in the bathroom for a while cupping water in my hand for the poor.

kallie j.
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When I was 6 years old, I used to watch ''Flushed Away'' and I used to believe that when I flush the toilet, a mouse, dressed like a real person, would come out the flushing button.

Rafaela
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I believed that the water droplets in the strainer-like shower drain after my shower were the eyes of little drain creatures that would blink and eventually disappear when the water was all gone .

Shelby
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When I was little and living in my grandmother's house, the bathroom was right above the dark and mysterious laundry/storage room. I thought that when I flushed the toilet it woke up the monsters down there and I only had until the water stopped running to get out of the bathroom before the monsters reached it. Needless to say, I didn't wash my hands very well.

Shelby
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I used to believe there was a guy living under our sink holding a bucket that he would use to catch all our water that went down the drain.

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