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I used to believe that if someone flushed the toilet when you were running the water (taking a shower, filling the tub, washing your hands etc) The pee or poop would come out of the faucet onto you...I think I got this idea because my Dad would always yell if we flushed the toilet when he was in the shower...I didn't realize what really happened is that the temp would change and burn him...oops...

J Lanphear
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When I was young and use to take baths, my mother would pull the drain in the tub and there would be a glug-glug sound
I believed that in the drain lived a family of bath tub people that drank the water as their food, one day there was a perticulary scary sound that came from the drain and what i believe to have happened was that the daddy bathtub person got greedy and drank all the familys water and exploded as a result

Melissa
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there is a make of sinks called 'armitage shanks' i used to think it was 'automatic sharks' so was really scared to wash my hands.

Anon
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When I was little, I always jumped out of the bathtub before the stopper was pulled because I thought you could could get sucked down the drain and you would end up in China. I would scream if one of my parents would pull the stopper and I was still in the water. My dad finally showed me that even my tiny child foot was larger than the drain and there was no chance it was going down.

nicole
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I used to think that if you ever went NEAR the drain in my bathtub, you would be sucked up and come out dead.

Nicole
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when i was 5, i had some mino's left over from a fishing trip. my dad said i could keep them as pets. i had no fish tank, so i put them in the toilet. the water looked dirty, so i put some vanish in the toilet, it made the water blue, and the fish happy. it looked like they where dancing. until my dad flushed the toilet.

boomer
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Like many young children, my (older) brother used to be afraid that he could be sucked down the drain of the bathtub. He once told me that to test his fear, he put me in the tub and drained it, to see if I would go down the drain. Apparently, I wasn't as important as he tub toys. Maybe that's why I never had a fear of the drain.

Allison
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I used to believe that if you stayed in the bath after all the water had drained out, you'd either be sucked down into the drain, or some hand would pull you down it. This led to me leaping out the bath the instant I pulled the plug out :P

D
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i used to belief that if i went into the bathroom in the dark and looked into the mirror, a man in black clothes would appear behind my shower curtain and attack me. i was scared of bathrooms for years.

kc
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When i was 2 or 3, I remember my sister took me to the bathroom and that fan, it was on and it sounded like a lion and I said "Shut off the lion".

Big memory
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I used to believe that if you stayed in the tub when you unplugged it you would slip down the drain!!!

Scotchie
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When I was about 3 or 4, whenever I used to have a bath, I used to scream for someone to come a pull the plug out for me, and run away as soon as I heard the gurgling sound. This is because my older brother had told me that the gurgling sound was an evil skeleton who wanted my skin to wear as like a body-suit... I believed that until I was about 10. Though, I still get a little shaky every time I pull the plug!

Felony
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Not really a belief, but more a confussion.
As a young kid, when I'd get out of the bath, I'd never know whether to towel dry my hair or my body first.
If I dried my body first, my hair would drip onto my freshly dried body, and if I dried my hair first it would begin to soak up the water from my wet body.
It's a wonder I ever managed to dry at all.

Ross
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My mom used to say my teeth would turn yellow if I swallowed a lot of toothpaste. I didn't believe that, so I decided to test it out myself. I must have eaten about half of the tube. Obviously I got really sick. Still can't look at toothpaste the same way.

Crazy A
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When I get in the shower and the water is cold, I change the temperature as quickly as possible. Why? Becasue i've always been scared of cold shower water. Not cold sink water, just shower water. For some unknown reason, I feel like there are dead bodies soaking in the cold water, but not the warm water.

Rat Girly
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do you remember Aladdin by disney?
if so, do you remember the evil guy when he was pretending to be the old old man in the celler to trick aladdin?
well i was So so scared of him and until i was about 8 or 9 or maybe even 10, i thought that old man lived in the cupboard, so i would always run in and out of the bathroom as if he was going to open the cupboard to grab me.. -shiver- i still think that guys is scary tho.. =D lol

pringlez-CAT
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I used to believe that water from the drain in the bathtub all went to China. I've subsequentialy installed that belief in my own son and only today considered whether Chinese parents tell their children that water from the bathtub all flows to America.... hehehe

boB
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One bathtime when I was 4 there must have been rust in the pipes or something because the water came out slightly reddish-brown. I assumed we were getting ginger ale to bathe in.

Walter
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I honestly used to believe that whenever water was draining- be it in a toilet, a shower, whatever- the swirling water could quite possibly create a tornado. When showering I had this intense fear that a tornado would form behind me, where the drain was. I believed this until I was at *least* nine and it still gives me the creeps.

Jennifer
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My Grandmother used to dry her nylon stockings on a rack in her bathtub. When the shower door was closed I could see them faintly through it. I was terrified of the vague shadowy shapes even though I wasn't sure what they were. But I knew they were bad. I would try to be as silent as possible when using the bathroom. And when I flushed, I ran out as quickly as possible.

Kim
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