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Since all the smart people in the cartoons I would watch wore glasses, I assumed that my dad was smarter than my mom, since he wore glasses and she did not.

Jacqui
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As a kid, I couldn't understand how people could move their eyeballs around. When I looked in the mirror, they were always pointed straight at the mirror. I even asked other kids how they moved their eyes like that. They only looked at me with bewildered expressions, or infuriatingly rolled their eyes at me.

However, the flipside of this is that I didn't think people could tell I was looking at them if my head wasn't pointed straight at them. I was so sneaky.

This all fell apart when a teacher put me into timeout because I rolled my eyes when she told me to stop doing some stupid thing. At first I didn't understand what had happened. Over the course of my timeout, I pieced all this eye business together.

Shifty Eyed
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You know how you somethimes see those long little germy thingies floating across your eye when you're staring into nothing? Well, I used to think that I could magically see microscopic organisms and that I had some kind of super power. Anyway, I learned later that those thinga are just bacteria or sumthing floating across your eye, professionally nicknamed, "floaters" and that everybody sees them. o well...

nick
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i used to belive that my eyes had unbreakable glass on them!`

Anon
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I have dark eyes and brown hair. When I was like 5 years old.. I saw my sister's friend in school, she had Green eyes. So I went to my mom after school saying: Mom!! I saw a girl today.. SHE HAS ROTTEN EYES!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought it was normal to have black, brown, hazel eyes.. but big green eyes!! i thought she was sick!

I was a stupid child I guess :|

Deema
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I used to believe that your eye was like a raw egg, and that if you poked your eyeball, it would run all over like the yolk of a raw egg.

Then my dad got eye surgery and had stitches across the white of his eye. The sight of it made me nauseous. I couldn't look at him until it healed.

M
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You know when you're wearing make-up and when you cry then it'd fall with your tears and stuff? Well when was like 5 or 6, my mom told me that when older girls cry.. their eyes would bleed, which really was the make-up. So for a few years I thought that was true until I watched this one cartoon.

Ara
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When I was 8, my brother told me that if I cried too much, I'd get conjuntivitis. It took me until I was 16, and had a real bout of conjuntivitis to realise he was full of it.

Anon
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When I was in Kindergarden I had a Friend who was Korean, and one time I asked him "Charles, why are your eyes so slanted?" and he whispered "Cause Im Korean" Now, I had never heard the word Korean before, and he was whispering, so I thought he was saying GREEN. and I was so confused, because he didnt look green to me! :-)

Jenn M.
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I was born brunette with brown eyes and dark hair, i thought people with blue eyes, had water in them.

Anon
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My mom would say i could poke my eye out with a pencil, and I thought that if you touched your eyeballs with any part of a pencil, your eye would fall right out of the socket.

Anon
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When i was about 9, there was a girl i was friends with in the grade above me. After the summer holidays, a new girl came to our school and was in her grade. They both looked very similar with the same blonde hair, except this new girl had rather weird eyes, they were big and had dark circles.
Anyway, i thought this new girl was my friend and her eyes had changed because she'd watched too much tv during the holidays and had gotten square eyes!

Anon
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I know... someone that used to believe that everyone who used a computer had to be wearing glasses at the time, and that when you turned 13 you were given glasses. Well both her parents wore them!

Em
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top belief!

When I was 3 I used to believe that my eyes were broken because I couldn't see my face when I was looking at other stuff. I thought everyone else could see their own face along with everything else they were looking at.

Anon
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I used to believe that if I crossed my eyes they would get stuck like that.

Anon
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When my daughter got her first loose tooth we explained to her that it was her baby teeth.Once she lost her baby teeth(not alll of them only 2) she said she was glad it was only her teeth...But then i said why are you glad You still have your baby eyes they fall out like you teeth...when they fall out there is nothing there like when you loose your teeth and and then it grows in little by little then you'll have your grown up eyes-so from then on she started wiggling her eyes to see if they were loose!

lisa
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when I was 6 i thought that (I have no idea how I started thinking this) if you squirted lemon juice in your eyes they would turn yellow. Having blonde hair I figuered that yellow eyes would match with my hair. One evening my family and I went to and fancy resturant. I ordered water with lemon slices in it. I took a peice and pressed it just above my eye and--well you can kind of picture what happened after that.
A week later being the logical kid i was, I took an orange slice and dripped the juice in my eyes. Again just try and picture the result.

Brittany
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Eye brows were eye browns.

Anon
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In our family, it just so happened that the girls had brown eyes and the boys had blue eyes. I was sure that that was how you could tell if one was a boy or a girl.

Joyce
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top belief!

I used to think eyedust was made by people who lived in your eyes and made buns.

The world looks to me.
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