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When I was little, sometimes my mom would let me use her bathroom (to take bubble baths with my Barbies). Sometimes, I see thin, brown, coiled layers in the toilet bowl. I would get terrified, thinking that there was a disgusting snake living in our pipes who came up into the toilet to shed his old skin. Actually, these thin, coiled layers were shavings from my mom sharpening her eye pencil and forgetting to flush it away.

nicole
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When my daughter was little, she used to think that the gurgling noise made by the bathwater going down the drain was the result of a very thirsty dragon that lived in the sewer.
Too cute!!

Jasonchic
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for some dumb reason, I used to think that after you took a bath, you had to drain the tub and refill it with some special concoction for your skin and you had to soak in it. This little after-bath thing was called a "nine". I have no idea where I got that idea from.

Jasonchic
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Somehow I was raised washing my hands in cold water, even though today my parents use warm. I used to believe that most people used cold, and that using warm water made you a weirdo. I finally realized the truth on a sixth grade field trip, but I still get very irritated when the water in public restrooms comes out hot at first courtesy of the "weirdo" :) who used the sink before me.

Aretia
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I used to love sloshing about in the bathtub, but I thought that if I overdid it, I would summon up "the Kraken", a huge, blood-red octopus with fangs. So, whenever I thought that i might be sloshing uncontrollably, I would hop out for a minute or two.

Spookalong
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Our bathtub drain didn't have the little metal strainer in it, it was just a hole. It made this horrible sound when draining, it got worse as the water level dropped.

When I was 4 or 5, my older brother came into the bathroom just as I pulled the plug. He told me that sharks could come up into the tub since we didn't have the strainer in there. I remember telling him he was full of it, but I never pulled the plug again until I was out of the tub.

Now I tell my kids that the strainer is there to prevent shark attacks.

Shark Fighter
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When I was a kid, my mom didn't want me to get burnt by hot water so she told me "always turn on cold water first, never hot water first!"
So I asked her: "Will it explode if I turn on hot water first?"
And she answered - probably absentmindedly- "yes!"

I never ever ever ever ever turned on the hot water tap first! XD Even now - I'm 22 - I would feel strange doing so!

But I never got burnt anyway so thank you mom!

Audrey
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my sister told me that you can't go to to the toilet during a thunderstorm, because you would die when you pee. and i totally believed it until i was like 11 years old.

sandra
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when i was little i always had alot of time to think abt things especially if i was making a shit so one time in my little "thinking sessions" i started to wonder if maybe my whole whole life was just a dream and nothing had really happened yet. I also used to wonder how i was born a human and not an animal or a plant and if i was an animal or a plant if i would be the same person...? i still think about that sometimes, but i dont have thinking sessions on the toilet anymore

philosopher in the making
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Between the ages of 4 and 12 I would think that everytime I flushed the toilet a small red dianosaur would come out and chase me from the toilet...
Most the time I didnt flush and if I did I would blot out of there

Madison
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i used to believe that if you pulled the plug out of the bath before you got out you would be sucked throught the drain by your toes. this was because all the water was sucked away and there was a whirlpool just above the plug

Anon
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When I was 6 I used to believe that all plumbers were secretly puffafish and thats why they had to work with water-related appliances etc. The next time our plumber came to install the shower I cried and hid in my room because I thought he was going to puff up and eat me

Dana
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I used to believe that Once you pulled the plug in the Tub after your done that you would get sucked down the drain..

Jonasfan
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When I was about 5 I saw the movie 'Piranha,' and then refused to take a bath because I believed they would come out of the faucet. My older brother confirmed my fear.

Joanna
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I used to think there were little people living in the drain, so when I took a bath I would pour extra soap down there for them.

T
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I use to believe alligators lived in pit toilets, like at some state parks. I refused to use the restroom there.

Princess Em
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I used to believe that bad guys could come up through the toilet. This came from speculation by my neighbor friend. Until I was about seven I would flush the toilet and then run out of the bathroom as fast as I could because flushing let them know you were there!

Anon
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I used to believe that the toilet wouldn't flush if the power was out.

rms
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I used to believe that there was a little man living in the bathtub drain who drank all the water when you unstopped the drain. If you didn't get out before all the water went down he would swallow you.

Anon
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I used to believe that the toilet flushed into hell and that if you were sitting on it when it flushed, the devil would grab you by the butt and pull you in.

Hell Girl
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