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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 think that everything involving the name Alice had to be Wonderland or Looking Glass related.

Anon (from language : reading)
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I mixed up Egypt and China, thinking they were the same place at different times. I also threw in “Europe” as well, all as one country. Blame Sawgwa and Schoolhouse Rock.

Miru (from the world : places)
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I used to think you had to be an adult to drink household chemicals

Anon (from at home : around the house)
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I grew up believing meerkats have human hands because I learned about meerkats from The Lion King.

Anon (from animals : general)
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I used to believe there were only 6 days of the week : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I was confused when I first heard about Wednesday

Anon (from time : general)
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I distinctly remember thinking in elementary school that there was an English word 'ol', as in "I ol go to the store this afternoon" or "They ol be surprised when they see this".

Travis (from language : spelling)
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When I was little I thought that dying your hair means you kill your hair.

Anon (from body parts : hair)
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I used to belive kissing boys made your teeth fall out.

Anon (from body functions : general)
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I used to belive that zombie hands would burst trough the floor and grab my ankles.

Anon (from make-believe : monsters)
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Because both the Super Mario and Cars franchises have characters named Luigi, I figured every franchise involving racing had to have a Luigi. I even made up a song called “Every race has a Luigi”

Anon (from people : names)
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I used to be terrified of blind people because I thought that they had empty eye sockets and that’s why they wore sunglasses. However, I was never freaked out of Geordi LaForge from Star Trek TNG

Anon (from body parts : eyes)
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I used to believe that the country then called Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) was a hydroelectric power station.

Amanda (from the world : places)
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I thought “Human Centipede” was a sex act

Anon (from media : films)
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I used to believe that scientists were robots and they had some kind of chip in their brain.

Anon (from science : technology)
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When I was a child I used to be afraid of clowns because they used to have very big shoes

LIZA (from people : clowns)
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When I was a kid I used to believe that the sun was chasing me .

Christopher (from nature : weather)
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When I was a child I believed that if you point to the rainbow my finger will rot, but now I realize that it is not true

Anabel Pila (from nature : weather)
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When I was a child, I used to believe that teachers never leave school and slept in the chairs.

Majo (from school : teachers)
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I used to believe that when I turned on the radio, all the music groups played on the station to play the music.

IVAN COQUE (from media : radio)
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I used to believe that when I listened to songs over the radio it was the artist singing their song to that specific radio station . I think they must have gotten so tired singing all days!.

Viviana Telenchana (from media : radio)
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