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My mom used to always tell me not to stay out in the sun too long or I'd get dark, so I made the genuis asumption that if the sun made you darker the moon made you lighter. For a whole summer I would play in the sun all day then wait until my parents fell asleep and sit outside for a few hours determined to "undo" the darker tone i gained from playing all day.

Kohana
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A kid in my kindergarten class once told me that freckles were caused by raindrops falling on your skin, rotting, and turning brown.

Joan
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I read somewhere when I was young that the body has 7 layers of skin.

I asked my Dad if you would die when you ran out of layers... being busy at the time he just said "yeah" so I believed it till I was about 14.

Alex
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i believed that "birthmarks" were from poop stains from your mom when you were born.

Abberatia
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When I was little I was covered in freckles. My cousins told me that I was the family fun pad, and they look a sharpie and played connect the dots with my freckles. Then they played tic-tac-toe and pictionary all over my back. They got in trouble but didn't tell me, and I would run after them with sharpies and ask them to connect dots.

Cassie
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When I was little my grandfather had a wart on his thumb. He called it a planters wart. I asked him why and he said that if you play outside and don't wash your hands then a little seed would take root in your skin and grow a plant that would sprout into a little tree. Hygene got better for me but I got obsessive-compulsive about skin.

Anon
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When I was little my brother told me that he learned in health class that you have 3 layers of skin I thought that meant if I skinned my knee to many times riding my bike that I would run out of skin and have to wear band-aids for the rest of my life, so I was extra carefull from then on.

Aaron
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When I was little I used to think I could avoid sunburns if I ran around in circles, cos then the sun couldn't catch me.

frazzle
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When I would spy on my sister and her friends, I overheard her saying to her best friend that she knew her face was going to erupt. She meant she was going to break out, but for a few weeks I was quietly waiting for the day her face would combust in a fiery explosion.

Katie
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When I was little, my dad told me I had freckles on my face from throwing rocks in the toilet. For the longest time I would try to rub the freckles off my face.

Anon
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My little brother used to believe that my skin could be pulled away from my body almost 3 inches.

He didn't know I was wearing pantyhose.

Taryn
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I used to believe that because I had no birthmarks on my body, I was a robot. I would sit there looking and looking for birthmarks, and then cry when I couldn't find any because I didn't want to be a robot.

Tristian
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For some reason, I thought that the term "black people" referred to people who had black hair, instead of people with dark brown skin. I had seen people with dark skin before, I just never made the connection or remembered that black people actually meant African-Americans and similar.

I'm white and have dark brown hair that looks almost black, so therefore, for a few days, I thought I was black. I even once thought I had an afro, until my mom told me that I actually have a straight bob cut(sort of like Severus Snape, or the classical composers Chopin and Liszt).

I didn't even realized that a lot of music I listened to as a kid wasn't even African-American, it was actually more European(like classical music from Little Einsteins). Wow, this post is kind of long for a belief i had for a short time!

Bria S.
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I thought that a "birthmark " was really called a "birdmark" and if a bird pooed on you when you were a baby, It stained the skin and wouldn't wash off.....

Anon
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I used to think that freckles were the result of not scratching an itch on your face. At the time I wanted to see how freckles I could get so I would try my hardest to not scratch my face.

Soulja Boy
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I used to believe that old people were actually young people and they just spent way to long in the bath and their skin had gone all wrinkle like... hence why I always had 3min baths.

Haha
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I got a scar on my knee after learning to ride my bike, and I just couldn't leave the scartissue alone, I was scratching it all the time.
My mother explained me that I had to stop, and that the hole in my skin was growing shut when it was itching and that finally there would be no hole left on my knee if I let it itch for a long enough time without scratching.

The logic of itching = no more hole, was fine by me untill I forgot to rinse after using soap in the shower and my butt started itching A LOT!
I ran into the bathroom screaming, and intended to remain seated at the toilet cause I wanted to get as much out of there as possible before it closed permanently.

Hugo (
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My mom used to use this expression whenever she was upset. She "threatened" to "skin us alive". I could only imagine running around for the rest of my life with no skin!!!

Anon
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I have second degree burn scars on my arm from pulling a hot cup of tea down on myself when I was a toddler. I don't remember actually doing this (thank goodness), so they were something of a mystery to me when I was little.

Somehow I got it into my head that I was burned by lava. I had a whole scenario worked out in my head with my family and I jumping from island to island in a river of lava when some of it splashed up and burned me.

Now, I also had a lot of problems with my ears when I was little (as most kids do), so one day my doctor was flushing out my ears and had to use a pair of tweezers to get a piece of hardened red-ish wax from my ear. Belief confirmed! Obviously this was a bit of lava that had splashed into my ear at the same time I burned my arm.

Sarah
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I used to beleive that my freckles were from being out in the rain- My grandpa told me the rain rusted! I would scrub my face dry after being out in the rain, yet the freckles continued...

Jan
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