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When i was 6 i saw some people parachuteing on TV.
I thought to myself "I'd like to try that" so later that day, i attached myself to 100 or so tesco bags and jumped off my bunkbed.
Luckily i only broke my ankle

Bubz
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When I was a kid I couldn't understand for the life of me how skateboards turned. I never owned one and I thought the trucks were immobile, solid pieces of metal bolted to the deck. My best guess was that when you leaned into a corner, it placed more weight on the wheels on one side and made that side slow down causing you to turn, kinda like how a tank turns. I didn't have a full understanding of how skateboards turned until I was at least 9 years old!

Anon
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When I was little, I didn't realize that you needed a special material to make a parachute... I took a towel and put a corner between two toes on both of my feet, then I held the other two corners with my hands. I jumped off of one of the beds in my grandmother's house... and I landed flat on my stomach. SLAM!

I thought I could float like a skydiver :'(
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Brother, saw seen too many westerns were people got lassoed and then pulled off onto their bottoms. So one day, believing this always worked, tried to lasso me off my bike as we played. The next day my parents got called into my school to be questioned about the rope burn around my neck and the bump on my head.

vera
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When I was 5, my mom used to tell me that I couldn't become a ballerina when I grew up unless I ate my peas, as they acted like ball berings in my toes. I used to believe this quite strongly apparently, as a few years later, when my little sister had been signed up for ballet lessons, I told her the exact same thing!

Neko
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As a kid my brother was very concrete in his thinking and not understanding the game of Simon Says he misinterpreted the directions. So when I told him to stand on one foot, he tried to balance on one foot and put his other foot on top of the foot he was balancing on.

Anon
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When I did children's theatre we kids would always play with the scrims (the curtains on the side of the stage) Until one day a director told us that they now made special curtains that would stain your hands green forever. At 19 I still get nervous about touching those curtains.

Anon
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I used to believe that I was both a monkey and a wolf in past lives which would explain why I like bananas and finding myself running up the stairs on all fours. (I'm 12)

Monkey/Wolf/Boy
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Have you heard of a game called hot potato? it's when you have a ball and you have to pretend it's a hot potato so you have to throw/catch it as quickly as possible. I thought that the ball/potato was red hot and would actually burn me so i got really scared whenever we played this game

mash
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When I was 4 or 5 I believed that if I fell over when I was learning to ride my bicycle that it was never my fault. One time an airplane flew overhead and I yelled and cried at it because it made me fall down.

Dana
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My grandma died when i was 4. Soon after that i saw a lady on tv playing a violin, and another lady who was dancing to the music was lying on the floor until the music started,then she got up and danced. i thought that if i learned to play the violin i would be able to bring my grandma back to life. I did learn to play and now i play with a national youth orchestra and have reached grade 5. thanks grandma!!!

Anon
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I used to play netball in school. One day my friend and I were duscussing why you don't see netball on TV. She told me it was because the ball went so fast the cameras wouldn't be able to keep up with it! Now I know why my dad found this so amusing when I told him!!

Vicky
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When I was in third or fourth grade, my friend Shelby and I used to have a weird hobby. You see, our neighbor had a great big angel in her front yard. And every time we screamed our voices would echo throughout the neighborhood for a long time-but when our voices echoed, we thought that it was someone else screaming. For some strange reason, we always associated the echos with the angel. We always thought there was a little midget hiding inside the statue that watched our every move. I spent hours with Shelby screaming at the "midget" to get out of his statue. No wonder my neighbors still look at me strangely!!!

Courtney-cute but psycho!!!
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My brother just had the weirdest hobby ever.One time at school when he was a kindergardener he was painting and he painted himself green and was sent home.Like a week later at home he painted himself Blue.

my mom decided he wanted to be a rainbow

Peter
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I used to think that the Rainbow Club (something like Girls Scouts) would hold their meetings on actual rainbows. I actually worried about how they would have their meetings on non-rainy days.

Kaz
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When I was little, I heard someone say that the pianist "played by ear". I took this literally and thought that he played the piano with his ears. At one point, my belief was confirmed when I saw someone on a cartoon doing this.

Anon
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Whenever I heard adults talking about autistic kids, I thought the kids must be really good at drawing and painting.

Anon
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i used to believe that there were infinate colors and people hadnt discovered them yet (who knows...) i got really mad that there werent enough colors, and tried to make my own by mixing colors...i got really mad when it always turned out brown after i added a few colors...i was 3 or 4

artsy
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i used to believe you couldn't draw on erasers with pencils because it would erase itself

Samantha
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Me and my friend were always strong believers in stuff that gave you luck. My parents told me that if you looked close enough you would be able to find a 4 leaf clover in our back garden. It was a huge garden and me and my friend never foun one... even though we spent all day looking for one (we did find an easter egg from the easter hunt a few days before though!)

Link to da Pink
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