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I used to believe I could see air. Then when I moved to a new house, I met a girl at school, and the first thing she said was "I can see air." We've been best friends ever since.

Lynz
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When I was younger I was sure that I could transmit my own thoughts into other people's heads. I once used this to transmit all the asnwers to a test to a girl who seemed to be struggling. She then started to write down her answers and ended up doing well on the test. I felt really bad about "cheating" for the rest of the year. I was also afraid that somebody would figure out she wasn't smart enough to do that well on her own and they would figure out my power and send me away.

SpenceT
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I was about 7 when we moved to a new house. My mom started talking about the rent and stuff like that. I asked her what rent was, and she said that it was when you had to pay the owner money so that you could live in the house. I was young and didn't understand this process. I said "What if you dont know where the owner lives? What if she lives in China? How will you find her and give her the money? How do you even know who she is?" and she said "We just know." I thought for a while that my parents were pshycics.

beth
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I used to believe that if I pulled on my shorts upwards, that I could lift off the ground and hover. I actually believed this so hard I have memories of hovering above the ground as real as any of my other memories from that age (below 6).

Chris D.
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I used to believe that I could breathe underwater. Because of this I didn't learn how to swim properly until I was seven. Every time I went in the water, I would try to breathe, and then I would have to come back out because I was choking on water. I didn't understand what was wrong until I went to British Columbia to visit my aunt. We went swimming, and when she realized I was trying to breathe underwater, she just said "Try holding your breath, you can't breathe underwater." and I was like "Oh, really?" So I tried, and when I realized how easy it was to swim when I wasn't trying to breathe water, I felt royally stupid. lol.

Vannah
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I used to believe that I could trick gravity so that I could fly. I tried to casually walk off a playhouse roof with the belief that gravity would not be paying attention and that I would be able to walk on air. Sadly, the only result was a few bruises.

Natalie
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About when i was 6 or 7 i was flipping through one of those zoo magazines on specific animals on butterflies and saw this little girl in a sleeping bag and then a picture of her out of it and with really pretty makeshift butterfly wings. Now when i was that old i was fascinated by how birds and butterflies could fly and i desperatly wanted to, but never could figiure out how. When i saw this article i got the little light bulb over my head.
I took my sleeping bag and set it just right for when i was ready. I then took two pink towels and somehow fastened them to my arms and legs so that they spread with you spread your arms! I carefully got in the sleeping bag, stayed there for about 20 minutes then got out, went outside and stood on the railing of my porch and jumped.

Lets just say i didnt try it again.

Lin-Z
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When i was about four i believed that wearing a batman costume made you able to fly. I thought this until i was about 6 when i dressed up as Batman, climbed a tree and jumped out of it trying to fly. I landed on the ground and broke my arm.

Batman
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When I was like 3 or 4 i thought that by putting stick glue on my hands and feet I could crawl up the wall like Spider-man.. I tried but unfortunetly it didnt work.. There's still hand prints on that wall from the glue :-)

Katie
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My Dad used to tell me to go outside the room where he couldn't see me and to hold one hand in the air and another one down by my side. After a few minutes he'd tell me to come back in the room. He would look at my hands, then look at my elbows and tell me which one I had held up! I thought he could see through walls!!! I finally figured out that the hand being held up was paler than the one by my side.

donna
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The bus to school would frequently break down, and all of us would have to get out and wait for another bus. For some reason, the older kids and the bus driver had this "game", where they would joke around with him that it was a particular child's fault that the bus broke down. One day, driving along, I started to think about what would happen if the bus broke down. And minutes later, it did. I was convinced that I caused it by the power of my thoughts. As I was getting out of the bus, I couldn't look anyone in the eye. One of the kids said to the bus driver, jokingly, it was Debra [me] that did it! I was shocked that others figured it out, and cried the whole way home, ashamed of myself.

Debra
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When I was little, my younger sister and I would try to lift each other by the waists, simultaneously, thinking that this would allow us to fly. It never would work, and I attributed it to my sister not trying hard enough.

Anon
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When I was little I used to believe that if you swallowed a whole (soap) bubble you could float. Needless to say it never worked for me (the bubbles always bursted before I could swallow them ;) )

Nina
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thanks to benny 'the jet' rodriguez, i believed that you ran faster while running in slow motion. so fast you looked slow kinda thing. so i would take really large, slow steps simulating slow motion. when people told me to hurry up, i just laughed because i was so fast they thought i was behind them.

D
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There was a house down the street that had a sign out front that said"psychic reader". I thought the person inside always knew when I walked by,and what I was thinking.

Anon
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i used to think that if i stared at my fingers long enough, i would have 'special powers' to actually see them grow. now i realize i'd hafta stare at them a VERY long time..

kerry
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I used to believe that if I jumped off of my swingset holding an open umbrella, I would fly like Mary Poppins. Good thing I made my little brother try it out first.

KS
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I used to think that grown-ups could read the minds of children and that once u reached a certain age u would be able to read the minds of those younger than you.. it caused many problems.

Anon
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I used to believe that I could see through things, like blankets and pillows, when I was laying in bed. I one day realized that the object was only blocking the vision of one eye, and that I was seeing "through" it with the other eye.

Anon
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When I was small, I had huge ears that really stuck out the sides of my head. My brother, who's 8 years older than me, told me that if I concentrated really hard I would be able to fly with them, just like Dumbo.

I tried.

He lied to me. :(

Not An Elephant
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