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When I was younger, about 5-8 years old, I believed anything that I thought, day dreamed, or make something in my head, that it would show up in a thought bubble for everyone to see what I was thinking.

LeRei
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When I was little I believed there were creatures/people of some sort (kinda like the builders from Fraggle Rock) that lived inside of me and made my body functional. Every time I would eat I would picture my chewed up food going down a shoot and landing on a conveyer belt where it would be divided. Same with them being in my eyes and all over the rest of me. So when I was sick I thought maybe they were dying.

Steph -
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I used to believe in the 'little men' that worked inside your body.

Anon
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I used to believe that when you smelt of something, breathing out onto it would ruin the smell. To this day I do not exhale on flowers, but point my breath in another direction before I sniff them again.

Anon
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when I was about 4 or 5 and at my grandfathers house, i noticed that my mid-torso moved when i breathed. i thought that only adults were supposed to do that so i held a pillow against myself and took slow short breaths so the pillow wouldn't move (i was afriad someone would say something to me about it if it did). Even now i try not to move too much when i breathe.

self concious behind a pillow
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I used to think that kidneys were where babies ('kids') came from.

Ri
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I used to think that when people said they had 'butterflies' in their stomach, there were real butterflies flying around inside.

Anon
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I thought that if I said "Excuse me" enough times, I would be even for all the times I burped as a baby and never said it. I must have said it at least 500,000 times until my teens or twenties just for good measure.

Chloe
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When I was a kid my brother told me that boogers were parts of your brain falling out of your nose. I believed him but it didn't boter me. I just figured brains were supposed to fall out.

robin
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when i was little i used to belive that there was little people liveing in you hammering your bones together and when you brokea bone it ment one had died :(lol

samantha
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I used to believe that small people lived inside my nose because in the morning it would whistle which i thought was them talking.

Anon
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My baby sitter had a daughter who was a teenager, when I was five years old. When the teenager was away at school, I would go into her room and look at her clothes. I thought that one day, I would grow into a teenager overnight and I wouldn't have any clothes to fit me. I was scared I would have to go naked, until my mother explained that it is a gradual growth process, not an overnight growth explosion!

Anon
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When I was younger (shamefully about 10 or so) I used to believe that sanitary towels actually went under a womans arm to stop her sweating. And just like the bodyform advert said, they were actually invisible. I just couldnt understand why, if they could make a sanitary towel invisible, why they couldnt make other things invisible as well.

As a woman of 23 I now know differently!!

LouLou
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I used to believe that when your mouth is just in a line, not smiling or frowning, you would look like this because God didn't want you to frown because babys were being born every second, but he didn't want you to smile because people were dieing every second. That is why you are not either frowning or smiling at every second. I believed this for so long.

Aili
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I used to have a lot of nightmares when I was little, so I always dreaded bedtime, because of my fear of the bad dreams. So one day, I decided that maybe if I wrote on a piece of paper what I wanted to dream about [happy stuff like mermaids or flowers or rainbows] and stuck it under my pillow right before I went to sleep, my brain would receive my "good" dream wishes, and the nightmares wouldn't be able to get through. And if I woke up the next morning without any recollection of a bad dream, that meant that it had worked.

This may seem silly, but I believe, even 20 years later, that it was a good idea. lol.

angie
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When I was little I thought that only 1 person in the world could have hiccups at one time. (Until me and my mom had the hiccups at the same time)

garrett
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I used to believe there were little people inside my body, and they masher up our food when you digest it with those things people mash potatoes with. I also thought they pushed sleep up through your eye (like a big boulder).

Anon
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I used to - and kind of still do - believe that if you hold back your sneezes, your head would explode.

I hold back my sneezes... dundundun...

Kelci
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I used to think that hiccups were caused by a frog in my chest who would jump and croak.

Elizabeth
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I was told that if one doesn't cover their mouth when yawning that their soul would escape.

Anon
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