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When I was in junior high school I thought that shampoos "for dry hair" gave you dry hair and shampoos "for oily hair" gave you oily hair. I always bought the shampoo for dry hair and didn't understand why anyone would ever buy the shampoo for oily hair... I mean, who would want oily hair?

Jon
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One time when I was 5 or 6 years old I started playing with the water in the bathtub. I just started moving my body back and forth in the tub making these big splashes. The next day alot of people at school were talking about an earthquake that had happened the day before. I thought I was the one who caused it and I even told all my friends that I did

Anon
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i used to believe if i remained in the tub when my mom pulled the plug i would go down the drain with the water. (i didn't like escalators either)

Anon
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I have a brother a year older than me who would always tell me creepy stuff... He told me that if I went under water in the bath tub that Puritans would come up and suck me into the drain and make me practice their religion and if i didnt i would get killed......i took showers ever since

Annie
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I used to believe that a baby shower was a tiny bathtub with a showerhead just for the baby.

Amy
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When I was a kid, I thought that anyone who was still in the bathroom when the toilet tank stopped filling would be electrocuted by the toilet. I have no explanation for this.

slin
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I used to believe that stepping on our (battery operated) scales would most certainly lead to death by way of electrocution if there was even so much as one drop of water on your body. Too many safety videos at school, I guess.

I freaked out one day when my mom stepped on the scale before she finished blow-drying her hair. I thought it was a fluke that she didn't get shocked and continued to manuever my way around the bathroom very carefully for years, making sure not to touch the scales after my bath.

Erin
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I was always told not to swallow toothpaste when brushing my teeth. Naturally I came to assume that the product was poisonous and I vowed never to touch the stuff again. I got over this fear a few years later but the damage to my dental record will never be undone...

Anon
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When I was little, I asked my mom what the hole at the top of the bathroom sink was. (the overflow protection drain hole)
She told me that was for the water company to watch to make sure I wasn't using too much water. Sounded true to me at the time!

BJ
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In the apartments where we lived when I was little the drain was kind of slow I guess and the bottom of the tub would fill up with a couple of inches of dirty soapy water. I would stand as far away from the deeper end of the tub as possible because I thought evil fairies riding fish would come up through the drain and bite me and poke me with little sticks and things.

no
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At 3 or 4 years old, I believed that the walls of your house were hollow and served as massive water reservoirs. The taps literally opened a hole in the wall and let all the water just fall out. This strange belief system also held that if you forgot to turn the tap off, your house would flood, with the whole street following soon after, finally resulting in a Biblical Deluge which would basically destroy the world. A panicky "forgot which way to turn the tap off" incident, combined with a number of nightmares about small leaks in the walls of our home, saw me become the "Guardian of the Taps" at my kindergarten. When time came to wash up before our snack, I would man the sink and ensure the safety of our planet.

Antonius Maximus
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I used to believe that the middle parts of jacuzzis were filled with whirring blades and that's why the water was so bubbly. Whenever I wanted to get from one side to the other, I would scoot around the edge. I was really worried for my dad that he would get his legs cut off as he always went across the middle.

Anon
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i used to believe that when you sat in the bath to long and got pruny
that the water made you old

Jami
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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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Years ago, houses had only bath tubs installed. Our house, however, had a shower, but my family never used it, we all took baths.
One day my older sister told me that we didn't use the shower, because when you turned it on, fire came out instead of water.

BoB
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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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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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I believed you could dry your hands with hot water, until i got a chance to try it.

A A RENN
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I used to think that whenever the toilet was flushed it was emptied into a closet in the basement (the pipes were in the wall behind the closet so it always sounded like the toilet flushed into the closet)

I was afraid to open the closet until I was 8 (although I always wondered how it was emptied)

TK
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I used to believe that there were secret opposing societies who were always at "battle" with each other. The people were on either side, depending on which way they put their toilet paper on the roll. I was on the side of the toilet paper coming over, and was "against" the people who put their rolls coming from underneath.

Robyn
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