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I used to think since water came from rivers, and snakes lived in rivers, that you had to put a wash-cloth over the faucet when you were taking a bath or else snakes would come into the bathtub and bite you.

Olivia
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I have no idea when or why, but at some point in my youth, my overactive imagination — probably triggered by the slightly hollow echoes produced when stepping into the shower — seized upon the idea that there was no actual support structure underneath the bathtub. The tub was only connected to the house at the edges where you could see it caulked to the wall, and underneath there was only a vast, gaping chasm. I was terrified that at any point during a bath or shower, the caulking would give way, or the bottom of the tub would drop out, and I'd go plummeting into the depths of the earth.

Of course, this is very silly.

But even now, every so often during a shower, I'll get a slightly nervous tingle in my psyche, and quickly check the seams around the tub to make sure that there are no obvious cracks…

Michael Hanscom
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I used to think that with dry hair shampoo was used on dry hair (not wet) and was useful if you needed to wash your hair being miles away from a tap.

Helen
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When my sister and I were kids, our mother bought us some mouthwash for the first time. My sister was all excited, but only knew about mouthwash from what she saw in TV commercials. So, I watched her as she poured herself a capful of the red cinnamon solution, emptied it into her mouth, and proceeded to swallow rather than spit. She followed this up with a hearty 'Ahhhh!".

Reverend Flash
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When I was 10, whenever I stopped the shower, I always hear this weird gurgling noise. When I was that age, I thought it sounded sort of like a small roaring, like a lion. So I finally decided it must be a lion under or shower, and when I turned off the shower, he had to stop showering too. Then because he was thirsty, he kept roaring until I turned the shower back on again for a few seconds.

Weirdo
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When I was young and I was having a bath, my Dad would tell me to shut the door so a draft didn't come in, but because of his accent I thought he said a giraffe. I was always waiting for a giraffe to come in the bathroom.

lu
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When I was younger, I used to believe that sharks could get into the bathtub and eat me. My dad used to add the soap before I went to take my bath. I was scared that if the water was cloudy, a shark could be hiding in there and I wouldn't know it until it was too late. I seriously wouldn't take a bath unless the soap was added after I got in so I could check for sharks. To this day whenever I take a bath, I still have the habit of adding soap after I get in. :)

little girl big imagination
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My brother used to believe that "hot yava (lava)" was in the bathroom, especially when you took a shower.

RandomPerson0008
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After I watched Pearl Harbor with my parents when i was oh 7,8, or 9 i thought that when i tured on the faucet oil would come out and burn and kill me. I was scared to bathe for a few days, but i got over it. It was really scary hearing about the people whose skin came off and all of th people who died.

Michelle
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I used to believe (like when I was 6 or so)that you had to wait 5 minutes before rinsing the conditioner from your hair in the shower, so whenever I'd have a shower, when I put the conditioner in, I'd wait for a while, then I'd call down to my mom, "IS IT TIME TO RINSE YET??" she had no idea what I was talking about, because I never told her I was having a shower or anything...

Summer
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I can't remember what age it started at but when I was much younger I believed that in my bathtub there lived an octopus. It terrified me, so I hated taking baths!

Anon
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I used to always pull back the shower curtain before I went to the bathroom to make sure someone wasn't hiding in there to kill me while I peed...

Addie
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i just remebered another bathroom belief i had, i didnt ever like to have bubble bath, because i believed there could be tiny shark eggs in the bottle and i would never know until it was too late, and the heat of my bath water would excelerate their growth rate and i still wouldnt know because i couldnt see into the water because of the bubbles. my grandma used to automatically use it, so i always made a hole in the bubbles just to keep an eye on the water, just incase.

nyssa
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when i was younger i used to always over fill the bath and sink, often flooding the bathroom. so my mum told me that there was a mouse that lived in the over flow hole, and if i over filled the bath/sink i would drown the mouse. i believed her until i was about 11, when her and my sister were reminiscing, and laughing about the fact i belived her. if i hadnt caught them, i probably would still believe them to this day!
the other stupid idea that was put into my head when i was little, was that i thought that when i flushed the toilet, something could come out of it and get me, but only when i flushed at night. my way of escaping this was to put the toilet lid down, hold the pully light switch at the same time as the flushing handle, flush, run out of the bathroom as fast as i could until i ran out of light switch cord and pull it to turn it off at the last minute! if anything it kept me fit.

nyssa
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after i was finished with my bath and the water was draining out, the drain would make a sound which, to me, sounded exactly like a cow moo-ing. i was completely convinced that a farmer had previously lived in our house and after bathing his cow accidentally let it get sucked down the drain.
to this day i wont let any part of my body touch touch the drain if there's water in the tub.

kimmie
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You know when kids have finished brushing their teeth they put the brush under the tap and then suck all the water from it? Probably not, but when I was younger I thought that you could only do that 5 times if you were 5, 6 times if you were 6, and so on, if you did any more your toothbrush would be taken away from you. Obviously.

stef
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I used to think scales measured your feet because on time my grandma asked me what i was doing i told her i was measuring my feet and that i had a right to measure my feet to.

Mai valentine
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Once when I was really young I had a shower with my cousin. Well, the pipe had sort of broken that leads from the shower box to the head, and the head sort of started to 'wiggle' around and from then on I was scared of showers. I was cured of this fear a few years ago.

Tom (14 years old)
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I used to believe that every time anyone washed their hands or turned the water on in the bathroom sink, the water was pouring into the small drawer that was under the sink. I had no idea that what was REALLY in that drawer was spare toilet paper! I was afraid that one day, the drawer wouldn't be able to hold all the water and the door would bust off and the water would burst out and my house would flood.

Anon
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i use to belive taht "It" the scary clown would get me when i took a shower so i would alwyas leave the door cracked just incase. n in public bathrooms, they have those drains in the floors, well i won't walk on them bc im afraid this evil thing well take me under(thanks "Are you afraid of the Dark?")

Heather
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