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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 Used To Believe The Monster Beverage/Energy Drink Was Monster Milk!

KellGirl (from food : drinks)
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I Used To Believe That You Can Marry Your Sister Or Cousin As Optional!

KellGirl (from grown-ups : marriage)
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I Used To Believe In The Scab Fairy, That She Would Pay You In Return For Those Scabs!

KellGirl (from make-believe : fairies)
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I Used To Believe Gibberish Was A Real Language, And I Thought I Was Fluent At Gibberish And I Came From A Country That Spoke Gibberish

KellGirl (from language : speaking)
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Since I Am Autistic I Used To Believe The World Was In Categories Girls Don't Play/Watch Sports, Adults Can't Love Kid's Cartoons, Etc Until I Grew Up!

KellGirl (from kids : i'm different)
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I used to believe I had a guardian angel named Salty... Salty because I didn't know if it was a boy or a girl

Anon (from make-believe : imaginary friends)
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When I would hear my pulse in my ear, I thought there was a little person playing a drum. I thought this was what an eardrum was.

Molly (from body parts : general)
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Before I knew inner monologues existed, I thought "getting a song stuck in your head" meant seeing the words in your head.

Anon (from music : songs)
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The singer, Pink, has a song called "So What" which has the lyric "I'm gonna drink my money". Its music video has her drinking at that part. I thought she was swallowing dollar bills and coins!

Molly (from music : songs)
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I thought carpool lanes were for cars...with pools. Could NOT understand how the water didn't slosh out. I definitely pictured the cars as limos.

Margo Jones (from transport : cars)
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I used to think it was illegal to eat spaghetti if you were not Italian

Anthony (from food : general)
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I used to believe that smoke detectors were secretly UFOs and that aliens were watching me when I walked through the hallway

Anon (from make-believe : aliens)
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In preschool I had a teacher named Mrs. White. She was an older woman with white hair, so I assumed her surname was a description of her hair color.

Matt (from people : appearance)
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I used to think that a "pool shark" was an actual shark that lived in a swimming pool

Anon (from neighbourhood : swimming pools)
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I used to think that someone's birthday was when they could go back to being a baby for the day.

Anon (from grown-ups : getting older)
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Wheni was 5,I used to believe that my toys were spirits and if i wouldn’t play with them they would haunt me.

Anon (from kids : toys)
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I used to believe human mucus was healthy to ingest because it was gross, logically stemming from vegetables being gross, which I got from some tv shows.

Anon (from bad habits : picking my nose)
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Because of Pocahontas, I grew up believing Native Americans noises sounded like English to Native Americans.

Anon (from language : foreign languages)
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When I was a child I used to believe that my parents WERE superheroes at night.

Anon (from grown-ups : work)
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When I was a little girl, I used to believe that if you planted a banknote, a banknote tree would grow.

Domi Contreras (from the world : money)
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