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My husband used to tell his two kids that children who were bad were taken to a factory and turned into poo. One day when they were acting up in the car he turned into an industrial area and pointed out a building claiming that was the poo factory. The boys quit acting up after that!

stepmommy
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When I was younger my brother tried to explain the concept of littering to me. I was convinced that if I dropped one candy wrapper on the ground that I would wake up the next morning and the whole world would be covered in trash and boxes.

Sarawr
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When I was a kid, I would watch the speedometer as my dad would drive on family trips. When I asked him why he was driving faster than the speed limit, he told me that the speedometer was broken and that he was driving under the limit. I was really concerned that we would be pulled over and have to figure out a way to prove that the speedometer was broken to the police. I didn't realize that he was just speeding until I was in my 20s.

Zakmancrothers
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On Halloween, we used to have family parties at my Grandparents house. My Grandad always used to have a murky fish tank out and would dip his hand in every now and then take out a 'goldfish' and eat it, while it was still alive and wriggling.. it was only years later i found out my Nana used to cut up thin pieces of fish-shaped carrott for him and put them in the bowl! It grossed me out for years!!!

Anon
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I used to open umbrellas in the house all the time until my uncle told me that since i opened an umbrella inside when i turned 10 all my toes would fall off. So i believed it until i was 10 and my toes didn't fall off

Anon
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i used to beleive that there was a left sock and a right sock. Every morning my sister would tell me my socks were on the wrong feed and i would switch them

Anon
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My brother is 8 years older than I am, so I was kinda young when he was going through his growth spurts. I remember being worried that he wouldn't stop growing, but instead would grow too big for the house.

Anon
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Sometimes, when my father was annoyed with me, he told me to "get off his case" about it. For a few years, I always responded "but dad, I'm not sitting on your briefcase!" (He had a briefcase that he took to work, and I thought it was the "case" that he was referring to!)

kero9x
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My Dad loves doing impersonations, and one of his favourites is 'the chinese man'. My brother--who had the blondest hair and bluest eyes you've ever seen--was so convinved that our dad was Chinese that he told his first grade class so when they were discussing different nationalities. When the teacher told my parents about it as an example of how troublesome he was, they were in hysterics... but apparently the teacher wasn't impressed.

too dollaaaar! -_-
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One day, Mum caught my little sister playing with some of our Dad's things and exclaimed "If your father saw you doing that, he'd have kittens!" As soon as Dad (who's quite bug) got home that night, my sister ran to put her ear to his belly and, even years afterwards, was convinced that she could hear cats meowing and fighting in there!

Cat's in the Cradle
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I used to think grown ups couldn't lie...especially not to kids.

Jessica
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My grandmother used to tell me that if I could kiss my elbow, I'd turn into a boy. My biggest concern was if I'd be able to turn back to a girl if I did it.

I'm pretty sure that the only reason for she told me this is so she could laugh at how stupid I looked trying to reach my elbow with my lips.

Dana
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I used to believe that if I would get "returned" to Wal-mart if I behaved badly because "he still had the receipt."

Nikkie
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When I was 3 my father told me that I only have two glasses of water inside my head, and that if I waste my tears over silly things then I won't be able to cry anymore even if I am sad for real. He said one time he'd met an 8-year old boy who'd used up all his two glasses of tears and now he couldn't cry no matter what happened. To this day I am a woman who cries very rarely.

Bibi
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one time i was digging holes in the backyard with spoons with my uncle, who told me that he once dug a hole to china, which i believed until i was much older and my mother explained i'd been had

Anon
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One time when I was little, my mom told me I was grounded. I had never been grounded before! I ran to the window and looked outside at the yard, and imagined being buried in the ground with just my head sticking out! I didn't want to get grounded!!!

Chetan
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When I was a child, I used to believe that my father could fix everything. I was confused and it broke my heart the first time he couldn't fix my toy.

Jessica
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I used to think that everyone with the same last name were all related. Like "Smith" or "Johnson" all had thousands of people in their family.

Anon
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I was really young when I saw the movie "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" and for some reason this movie convinced me that my Mom had a shrinking machine somewhere in the house. I would very carefully enter rooms, fearing that the machine was in there and that I would be shrunk. My Mom stepped on every bug she ever saw so I knew if she saw me I would be a goner!

Joshua
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When I was younger I used to believe that Albuquerque was in Japan, because my Japanese grandparents had a house there. This illusion was shattered when the pizza man came to the door and spoke english.... and was white.

Anon
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