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While visiting family in Italy at age 6, I asked my mom what the bowl next to the toilet was for. She told me it was a water fountain. When I proceeded to lean over to take a drink, she about tackled me. It wasn't until many years later that I discovered it was a bidet for washing your privates.

Frank Ponch
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when i was younger my mum told me a bi-day was where you wash your feet.
she only told me 2 weeks ago that it wasn't true.

Rochelle Aleppo
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when i was young well um maybe i was 10
i used to think that there was a camera behide the mirror in the bathroom so when i got out of the shower i made shore that i had my towel on and got out of the way of the mirror so no-one could see me naked LOL im 12 now and think that what i thought was stupid ! ! ! !

Shinae the silly kid
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When I was young I believed razors were little vaccum cleaners that sucked the beard off. I remember trying it after my father shaved and consequently had a bloody cheek.

little DB
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When I was little, I thought the banging noise coming from the pipes in my bathroom were little men cleaning them out.

Mary
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As a child I thought that to drown in the bathtub meant that somehow you would go down the drain. Didn't really see how that was possible.

Danny
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My dad used to tease me and say that if you took the plug out of the bath tub while you were still in it, that you would get sucked in with the water.
I can't remember the number of times he had me in frantic tears trying to pull him outa the bath when he pulled the plug out in order to wind me up! Fun now maybe, but back then I thought he'd be sucked up and eaten!!! Very traumatising if you think of it!

Samm
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When I was little, I believed that any water that went down the drain without any soap in it, was recycled and came back through the faucet.

Donna
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I used to believe that a werewolf lived down the plughole of the bath! When I used to go to the toilet- I had to peer down the plughole to check it wasn't going to come up and bite me while I relieved myself. It was ok whilst using the bathtub though, as the plug blocked the werewolf down so it couldn't eat me

Vicky
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This is not a toilet beleif, but similar. I used to refuse to let the bathwater out of the tub because I was conviced that the drain was a tube that ran straight down and ended in a room and the water poured out on a lion's head and woke him up. I thought one day he would stop roaring at me and just break through the bottom of the tub and eat me.

Anon
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I used to think that there was a guy working behind the shower and whenever I turned the heat on I would say "Hurry up!" if I thought the guy was taking too long to turn the hot water on.

Anon
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My mother took me to see the 3D Jaws movie when I was 2 (?) and I refused to keep my glasses on. She, apparently ready for anything, took a rubber band, a small pair of scissors and a mini stapler out of her purse. She cut off the arms to my 3D glasses and snipped the rubber band in two. Then she stapled the new 'arms' onto the frames of the glasses and sat me down again.

For the longest time, even though we had a septic tank then, I was convinced Jaws lived in the drain of our tub and was waiting to spring out and get me everytime I let the water out. For a long while I got my mom to pull the plug after I was safely down the hall (my logic dictated Jaws only wanted me, not anyone else). She finally got fed up with this arrangement and started making me pull it myself. I would stand there, huddled in a towel and sob, begging her not to make me do this horrible thing. I would literally stand as far away from the tub as I could get, facing the open door and FLY out of the bathroom, all the while pulling the chain attached to the plug and usually screaming my head off.

Stormy
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whenever i am in the bathroom i have to open the shower curtain up just to make sure there is no one hiding inside the shower.

weirdo
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when i was abot 6 i was terrified of the drain because as the last bit of water went down it would make a loud grunting noise, i thought that it was a monster that would pull me down the drain and eat me.

Anon
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I thought the gurle of the drain in the bathtub was a lion roaring. I assumed there was a lion in the basement that drank my bath water, and when the last of the water went down the drain, he roared.

Joshua
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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 yuoung I thought that a "stroke" was when you fell down in the shower.

Pixel Pusher
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when I was takinga bath my mom used to say "be sure to close the door so the draft doesn't get in" but I thought she was saying giraffe. So I would always leave the door open so the giraffe could get in to play in the tub with me, but my mom would always close it.

m.
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when i was little i was so afraid of my grandma's bathroom window it was close to a hill with a bunch of really tall pine trees and that reminded me about Jurassic park and i was deathly afraid of dinosaurs so i always thought that a big t-rex was going to come crashing through the trees and eat me.

me
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Ww went to a shopping mall when I was about five years old, and my mom asked me if I had to go to the restroom. I belived that she was asking me if I wanted to sit and rest. I pictured a large room with lots of couches and chairs for people to sit on if they got tired from their shopping. I told I didn't need to rest and wasn't tired, but she then told me that a restroom was the same thing as a bathroom.

not tired
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