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I used to believe that testicles were called tenticles

Anon
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When I was a child I believed cavities were things that happened around the time that my mother was a child, and no child had cavities in modern times. This happened because people back then didn't know how to brush their teeth, and in modern times everyone was smarter. I believed it until I was 15, and had my first cavity. I felt really bad and asked the dentist if he did fillings in young people.

Anon
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I used to think that all words for female private parts started with a B. I thought girls had boobs, a butt, and a 'bagina'. I found this to be a rather helpful way in remembering what girls had, and told a few of my classmates of mixed genders in second grade. They seemed to all agree that it was quite an outstanding coincidence. We called it "the three B's". I wonder when they figured it out...

A bery mistaken girl
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I was early to "develop" and also a tomboy. I started getting a chest in the fourth grade and was devastated. I don't know why, but I was convinced that boobs grew at night, so I always wore my bra to bed to try and curb the process. My mom set the record straight after doing laundry and confronting me on why I always needed new bras.

Katie
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My grandma had a tooth which was half gold. She told us that we could get a tooth like hers if we didn't stick our tongue in the space our tooth fell out of. I was never successful at that.

Rae
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My aunt told me my fingernails would quit growing if I didn't stop chewing on them. I was in my late teens/early twenties before I figured out this wasn't true.
I thought that a woman's private parts were called "China" - imagine my confusion when I learned that fancy dishware and a country were also called China.

Elizabeth
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I used to believe that if I turned around my left hand was now my right hand. I couldn't grasp that my left was always my left and my right was always my right.

Anon
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My grandmother told me that if I didn't get my cuticles pushed back that they would grow over my nails. Our neighbor at the time lost his thumb nail and she told me that was what had happened to him. I had great cuticles as a kid.

Stephanie
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I told my brother that all girls were born with holes in their ears, and that by keeping earrings in the holes it meant you were proud to be a girl, but some girls let them close up and then got them pierced again. He believed it for most of his childhood.

Michelle
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When I was little, a boy at school told me that the white dots that sometimes appear on fingernails were caused by lying. From then on, I was wary of people with injured fingernails. When they developed on my nails occasionally I would worry that everyone would know I had told a lie. I grew up to be very honest!

Morikahjo
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I thought braces were made out of precious metals and that's why they were so expensive!

Sp' Iyulgar
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When I was 10, my mom would give me half a women's vitamin a day. My 12 year old brother made fun of me, so she made him take the other half. An hour and a talk with both my mom and my dad later, my brother was finally convinced that taking a women's vitamin wasn't going to turn him into a woman.

Anon
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When I was around four, my mom overheard my little brother ask me "What is the difference between boys and girls." I told him I would show him. My mom trailed nervously behind US as I lead him to a mirror. Imagine her relief when I answered "Girls have barrettes in their hair."

Jennifer
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When my friend was little, she believed that her forehead was called a forehead because she was four years old. She thought that when she turned five, it would become a fivehead, then a sixhead, a sevenhead, and so on.

Anon
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My little brother was only nine when the movie G-Force came out. He liked the movie and always talked about it, but consistently called it "G-Spot". The looks on our parent's faces when he screamed "I wanna go see G-Spot again!" were hilarious.

Anon
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Watching Tom n Jerry Cartoons I believed that your limbs can grow back if lost in an accident. I even convinced a classmate of mine who lost her fingers in an accident that they will grow back soon and she had nothing to worry about.

Fare
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When I went to get my ears pierced I cried because I thought the lady was going to stand across the room and point the piercing gun at me from there. If she missed, it could land anywhere-- my nose, my eye. I was eight.

Anon
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i once asked my childminder what was inside your fingers and she told me 'vegetables' so i always believed that if i cut of my fingers there would be fresh carrots inside.

Anon
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I used to believe a mans private parts looked like 3 balls stacked on one another, like a snowman, due to boys talking about their "balls". I was shocked and confused when I took my first health class and learned differently.

Molly
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When I was a child, in the 80's, I asked my father why radio stations sometimes came in clearer when I stood near or touched the antenna. He explained that we all had a metal plate in our heads and that the closer we stood to the radio, the stronger the signal would get. I believed this up until I was 13, when I was finally set straight after I told my teacher about it one day in science class.

Anon
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