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I use to beleave that if you cry too much your body would drain and you would die but then i found out my mom was just tellin me that so id stop crying

Elayna
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I was a tomboy, and when I was 4 or 5 I used to think that if I exercised enough and became strong, I would become a boy. Luckily I lost my desire to change sex before I could be disappointed by the lack of results...

Kath
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i used to believe that if i walked in the rain i would grow taller.

Anon
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When I was a little kid I used to wonder why anyone would ever want to donate blood. I was certain that you had only a specific amount, and if you ran out you would die - if you kept donating it, what would happen if you got in a car accident?

Kyle
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Up until my sophomore or junior year of high school, I used to think sweat is drained back into the body through my pore if I didn't wipe it off.

Cindy
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When I was little I had a pet frog that my mom let go in the middle of the night. I woke up the next day with a scratchy throat and a horse voice. My mom said I "had a frog in my throat". I thought I had swallowed my frog in the middle of the night.

Anon
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i used to believe that if u didnt wash behind your ears potatos would grow in the dirt

michelle
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When I was seven I asked my mom what was a migraine. She replied that it was "the mother of all headaches". So for several years after that, I thought a migraine was something you got when your mother had a headache.

Noelle
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I used to be an avid milk drinker when i was 7. I thought the more you drank the bigger your chest would be when you got older.

Rachel
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I thought if you cry too much you get scars on your cheeks where all the tears fell down. I'm still not sure this isn't true..

Heresiarch
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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.

Anon
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When I was 5, my parents had plumbers in to change our plumbing from lead to copper pipes. At the time I was interested in how food got from our mouths to our stomachs. Mum explained that it all went down a pipe into our stomachs. I was well confused and couldn't understand how we could bend over when we were full of copper piping.

Anon
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I thought that hiccups made you grow. Every hiccup streached your body a little bit, that is why babies would get them more than adults.

Leeann
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i used to believe that deodorant would stop making you sweat EVERYWHERE, so one day i walked downstairs and my mom asked me why i had white powder all over my face...

Kelley
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When I was real little I use to think that if you talked too much your vocal cords would run out of cords and you couldn't talk anymore. So I was a very quiet child for a long time.

Ladybug
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When I was little, I used to believe that when moms breasted, one boob was for milk, and the other was for food. I used to try to figure out which was left and which was right.

Frances
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You know how you can hear your heart beating in your ear when you lay against your pillow. I used to think that was giants walking around at night looking for people to eat. So I would lay real still and try to hide under the covers. To this day I still sleep with the blanket pulled up to my chin

Deb
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I remember when I was a child being told that humans "ONLY" have 10 pints of blood in their bodies. Because of that, I always feared dying from bleeding too much, as if our bodies didn't eventually replace our missing blood as we ate and drank food. I feared that after a while (say 10 years), if enough blood drained from me from all the times I got a scrap, that I would reach a point where I just didn't have enough blood to live, and would immediately die.

Anon
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My parents said that the smell of manure was good for me. Whenever we drove past a farm, rather than wind up the windows, they would advise my brother and I to breathe deeply...

Rick
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I used to think that my body was filled with really tiny workers; sort of like Oompa-Loompas. They controlled everything I did. I thought they helped me poop when I needed to go. So they pushed it, when it was too hard I even whispered, "Work harder, I need help!" They also painted pictures of my memories and thumbtacked or sticky-tacked them in the walls of my brain.

Kinda weird...

Oompa-Loompa
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