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Until I was about 10, I was convinced that people put contact lenses into the back of their eyes.... I was stubborn and wouldn't listen to anything people told me... but now I wear contacts.. so obviously I know that they don't go in the back now!

Liz
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I used to close my eyes during hide and seek because i thought that in the dark your eyes lit up for some reason

Sam
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Along time ago when I was like 6 I decided that everybody saw diferent colors. One person would see pink and another would see blue.

Krissie
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As a small child in the early seventies; I wondered what color my eylids would be when I grew up. My mom's were always green and my aunt's were always blue. I didn't understand the concept of makeup until I got into my Mom's makeup drawer and found the eye shadow.

Carrie
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As a child a, I remeber my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles telling me that if I crossed my eyes that that one day they could get stuck that away. They also said that it was permenant unless a horse was going to kick me.

Victoria
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You know when the sun goes behind a cloud and it suddenly turns darker? Well, I used to believe that this only happened when I closed my eyes. Therefore, when I was sleepy and blinked a lot it would be getting darker, and when I went to sleep it would go completely dark.

Logica
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When I was young, like 4 or 5, I could see what I thought were a whole bunch of little dots. In elementary school we learned some basic stuff about atoms and cells and since everything was made up of them and my teacher said they were too small to be seen w/o a microscope, I truely believed that I was the only one in the world who could see atoms and cells. Turns out i needed glasses. Go figure.

Anon
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Sometime around my gradeschool years, I remember learning a really neat trick that was (for lack of a better word,) popular. I don't quite remember all of the details, but it was something to the effect of having someone close his/her eyes and look downward for a while, then think of a number between 1 and 3 (inclusive), have them open their eyes and look upward. Then, by looking closely at the bottom part of their eyes, there would be either 1, 2 or 3 veins prominent, depending on which number they had been thinking of. Personally, I always found this fascinating, but as far as I can tell now, it either doesn't really work, or it only works with kids...

FireflyII
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I used to think an eyeball, if cut in half lengthwise, would look like a hard boiled egg. I couldn't eat one of them until I was much much older

eyeball kid
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Ever since I was 12, I believed that my mom really saw a guy sneeze his eyes out. So whenever someone sneezed, I'd yell out "Close your eyes!"

Cat
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When I was little, my brother told me that if you looked through a cardboard tube for like toilet paper or paper towels, and you looked down, your eye would fall out.

Anon
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I used to think a lot about "favourite colours" and "favourite numbers". I used to wonder, if maybe, what I saw as red, other people saw as blue or green or something, and vice versa. I really hated the colour red, so I thought this might have been an explanation as to why some people's favourite colour was red.

Anon
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I used to believe that people were blind because:

1) They always wore those thick black sunglasses, so no wonder they couldn't see! Or...

2) They blinked, and then forgot how to open their eyes again. This was further proven when on TV, all the blind people that didn't have those glasses on always had their eyes closed. I was basically yelling at the TV, "Just open your eyes!"

Anon
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I used to believe that Chinese people have slanty eyes, because they eat a lot of rice, and rice can change the form of the eyes. I wanted to have Asian eyes, so I began to eat rice...

Luna
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I used to believe that I had a fly inside my eye - for years! When I was six, a fly went right into my left eye and of course flew away instantly but I thought for years that I had remainings of it inside my eye...

Patricia
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When I was younger I used to believe that if I rubbed my eyes the color for my eye would smear. And I always checked in the mirror.

Abby
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When playing Hide and Seek with my grandparents, I had the understanding that if I couldn't see them, they couldn't see me either.

- So there I sat under the table, covering my eyes with my hands. Ingenious!

Pål, Norway
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I used to think that eyelash curlers were eyeball removers. I thought it was gross but cool that people could change the color of their eyes when they wanted.

Many Decades Older Now
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When I was young, I thought that my eyes were the eyes of everyone else. Whatever I saw, everyone else saw at the same time, so everyone relied on me to look everywhere. When I was tired in the car, I was afraid to close my eyes for fear that my Mom, driving the car, would crash!

Dave
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When I was about 6 years old, I believed that the patterns of light and dark that I saw when I closed my eyes was God. I must have heard someone at church say something like, "God is in each of us" and figured that was where He was located.

I don't believe anymore.

Shari
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