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I used to believe that when you fell asleep and started to dream that your eyes would rotate backwords to watch a movie screen that was playing inside your head.

Ryan
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I didn't, but my cousin Kev used to believe that if he closed his eyes, you wouldn't be able to see him anymore. So when he had bust something of yours, he'd shut his eyes to hide, which of course made it all the easier to give him bash in the gob.

Liam, Leicester, England
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My dad always told me that eating carrots would improve my vision. So everytime I ate a carrot, I would look at some object and continue focusing on it as I ate the carrot. Right after I swallowed, I was sure that I could see the object much better!

Marie
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When I was a bout 3 or so, I was quite disturbed by two things
1: How come other people could move their eyes without moving their heads and I couldn't when I tried in the mirror
and
2: I thought that every couple of seconds I went temporarily blind. Later I found out I was blinking.

Slitzy
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I used to believe that if you saved the bits of crud that collected in your eyes overnight instead of wiping them away, they would eventually grow into a whole new eyeball.

Every day I would leave the 'sleep' in the corner of my eye until I got to school where I would hide it behind a door. I was hoping that eventually I would grow an army of eyeballs there.

Anon
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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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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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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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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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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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I used to think that "cross-eyed" meant that people had X's for eyes, like dead people in cartoons.

Tim
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I used to believe that what ever eye color you had was the only color that you could see. (For example... If your eyes were blue you could only see the color blue, if your eyes were green you could only see the color green.) I could never understand why I could see all the colors. I would sometimes, just randomly, go up to my mom and ask her what color something was. (She has baby blue eyes) I was a strange child.

Cris Friedman
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Well, I don't know if this is funny, but it is very true:
I was born all but blind in my left eye. I can see some light and blurry colors out of it, only when my good right eye is closed. When both of my eyes are opened, the left one just don't work. (20/800 vision in left eye).
I was 7 years old before my parents found out. After they freaked out, they asked me why I never told them I could hardly see out of my left eye.
I replied,"I thought everybody was like that, just like my right hand is better than my left hand, I thought my eyes were the same way, and that was normal." I thought I was right-eyed, and right-handed.

CW Stump
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When I was in Kindergarten, my teacher told us that people had eyes in the back of their heads, and that day I went home crying because I thought I was going blind (since the eyes in the back of my head didn't work).

Heide
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I used to belive that if you held a flashlight up to your eyes, you would eventually be able to see perfectly in the dark. I would spend hours "working" on my night vision ablilties.

Today, I wear glasses.

Danielle
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i have always had a very vivid imagination. you know those crusty little eye boogers? i used to believe that they were tiny letters sent to me by angels...i would always try to hold onto them as long as possible, maybe even put them in my pocket. i remember crying once because i lost one; i was quite convinced that it was sent to me by my grandmother.

Anon
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I used to believe that when my mom removed her glasses she was totally blind. Imagine my horror each time she took them off while driving and asked me to clean them! My hands never moved so fast!

Catherine
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When I was a little girl I used to think that boys and men didn't have eyelashes because Mickey Mouse doesn't have eyelashes. I found out when I tried to pull my dad's eyelashes and they wouldn't come out. I had thought they were fake.

Laura
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My father is color blind, and his color blindness was always described to me as not being able to see pink. So one day, I had on my favorite pink dress with flowers in the middle, and I went to ask my dad how it looked. He looked at me a little weird, and then said, "Is it a pink dress?" I freaked out and ran out of the room because I thought he could see through the color pink, and all he saw was me wearing underwear and flowers.

~Cassandra~
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I used to believe that the goop in your eyes when you woke up in the morning were "baby eyes." If you didn't remove the "baby eyes" they would grow into extra eyes on your face. I kept my eyes very clean.

ktb
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