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Up until I was *eleven*, I thought "anxiety" was just a word for any negative emotion, the reason being that a lot of my school peers thought I was afraid when I was actually sad/angry.
When I was little I used to believe that we had a machine in the belly that was creating kisses and when someone didn't t give you one, it was because they had run out of kisses.
When I was a little girl, I used to believe I could die because of a cream. My dad had told me so because I had to put cream on my feet and I wanted to put this cream in my mouth.
Growing up I realized it was a flammable cream
Having heard in church that we are all made of dust, I thought that I could gain weight by rubbing dust onto myself.
When I was younger, i used to think everybody was of the same family
when I was a kid I did everything with both hands: even when I could do something with one hand, I should do it over with my other hand. this came from the believe that if I only used my dominant hand, the other would feel wronged and do something to me....no idea where I got this from
i used to believe that if you pulled a funny face and the wind changed you would be stuck like it forever, my dad always told me this when i was younger hahah
When I was a kid, I used to believe that men could get pregnant. So whenever I see a fat man I would think he is pregnant.
So I'm male, when i was around 7/8 my older sister(13) convinces me i was going to start having periods when i was 18. I had no idea what they were but ran to my mum crying all the same
In 3rd grade (age 8/9) I thought that if I burped/talked/yelled/hocked loogies with my mouth closed that nobody could hear me. I'd sit there and openly yell at people right in front of them! When people told me to stop burping (I'd just learned to swallow air!) I was legitimately dumbfounded that they could hear me!
i used to think little worker bacteria would get on your teeth from your food and drill down, causing tooth aches and cavities.
as a child, I believed that if I put my legs behind my head, they would pop off at the joints in a great big bloody mess. I'm 17 now, and while I know much more about human anatomy, putting my legs up high still makes me irrationally nervous.
when I was little I used to believe that my pinkie was shorter then others because it was cut by a pair scissors and thrown away because I was told so.
I used to think women go to the doctor's several times in their adolescence, and the doctor adds something to grow their tits from time to time.
I used to believe there were little men inside our bodies that made all systems of our body work. I remember I first saw a illustrative image of such thing in a science book, but I used to literally interpret this image.
If someone said they have heartburn, they're heart was actually on fire.
I used to believe that women pulled out all their leg hairs with their fingernails. I thought I was supposed to practice pulling out my hairs before I was an adult, and would spend hours yanking hairs out of my arms and legs. It got to the point when it actually showed all the signs of an addiction and my mom had to take me to therapy after she found out what I was doing.
I used to think that when someone said to use elbow grease to clean something that it was actually a product you bought that was mad from cows joints!
When I was little, I used to believe that my dad had a gallon pin for donating blood because he would donate a gallon at a time.
When i was a child i used to believe that i became invisible when i covered my hands with my eyes.