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i used to believe - the childhood beliefs site

I Used To Believe is a funny and bizarre collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all...

You can add your own to the site. If you think your beliefs were strange, check out our most common beliefs and discover that you're not alone!

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I thought that "slipping someone the Mickey" had something to do with Mickey Mouse

stymie (from the law : drugs)
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I used to believe that Demi Moore and Demi Lovato were the same person or related to each other because they both have the same first name

Anon (from people : names)
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I used to believe that stuffed animals had blood in them as well as stuffing.

Anon (from kids : toys)
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I used to think that when gangsters on TV said stuff like "bada bing" and "fuggeddaboudid", I thought they were speaking a foreign language.

Anon (from language : foreign languages)
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I used to think that Olivia Newton-John was 3 people: Olivia, Newt, and John

Sally (from music : pop stars)
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I used to think that Psy and Kim Jong-Un were the same person

Anon (from the world : nationalities)
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I used to think anorexia was something to do with wearing an anorak.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I used to think vending machines had a person inside, who would hand you the item that you'd selected.

Anon (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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I used to think that Hebrews came from the Hebrides.

Anon (from the world : nationalities)
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I saw a truck that said "non-potable water" on it. Not knowing that word, I thought it said "non-PORTABLE water", and wondered how they could transport it in a truck if it's not portable.

Anon (from language : reading)
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1 belief I had as a kid was that being on the phone or radio could distort your voice and make it sound likeypu had a foreign accent.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I used to think that if hospitals did good food in the cafe, it would give you the chance to sneak in without an appointment and pretend to be visiting someone.

Anon (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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I used to think butterflies were made of butter.

Anon (from animals : general)
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I used to think the fire brigade rescued cats from trees because the cat could set the tree on fire, before realizing it was because of the long ladder equipment.

Anon (from animals : general)
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I used to think that "boobies" was a bad word all the time

Anon (from language : reading)
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I thought that the insurance company Aflac was owned by Ben Affleck

Anon (from media : adverts)
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I used to believe that princesses were make-believe like monsters, dragons, and fairies.

Anon (from grown-ups : work)
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I used to think having an eating disorder meant canceling your food order in a restaurant, before knowing about anorexia and bulimia.

Anon (from body functions : eating)
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I used to think that all hotels had a secret passage leading to the bar, especially the ones underground in the hotel basement.

Anon (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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I used to believe that a dream catcher really made nightmares go away.



WOLVERINEfLASH14 (from body functions : sleeping)
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