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Until I was around 10 years old, I believed that I was the smartest person in the world, and that that was because I could think about things before I did/said them. I thought everyone else just opened their mouths and words came out all on their own, but I could control what came out of mine. Ummm... don't think so...

so smrt, i mean smart!
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This is a bit long, so just hang in there :)

When I was little, my family moved around a lot, so I went to about 5 different elementary schools. In second grade, there was this huge drain tunnel that went into a hill beside the playground.

This thing had to have been at least 3 feet in diameter. Big enough for little 2nd graders to get into. My friends knew that I moved around a lot, so we were all convinced that I would move again after that year was over (which I did, but anyways).

We were also convinced that, when I left, I would leave via the drain pipe on the playground. I would just walk in there, and keep walking unitl I got to the other side (wherever that was). Apparently, my being shorter than my classmates (by a good foot) meant that I traveled differently than everyone else...

So, the entire last week of school, my friends would throw rocks and sticks in there to make sure there were no snakes. Then they all threw in some of their favorite toys, and I would save my lunch every day and throw it in. This was so that I could have something to remember them by, and I would have plenty of food for my trip.

The night before the last day, I double-checked with my mom about the plan for me to go through the tunnel. I asked her if she would meet me on the other side, and she looked at me like I was crazy.

I spent all of recess that next day getting everyone's stuff out of the drain pipe.

AUDREY
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I used to take rides in a 'spaceship' (made from two pillow cases) to an alternate universe. I told my younger brother about them. Of course, he didn't believe me, so I put him in the spaceship, and when we 'arrived' I took him on a tour. I showed him the members of our family, and explained how they looked the same same but weren't the same people. He got scared and we flew back. He never wanted to ride in the spaceship again.

Mace
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when I was little, I used to try really hard to invent a new color, and I was convinced that people hadn't discovered all of them yet. eventually when I got older I gave up.

Anon
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when i was little about 3 or 4 i used to believe that the sun used to follw me around.. one day my older brother and his mates were playing with a magiflying glass burning things and they would not let me have a go. So I thaught (to get back at them) if i walked in to the back yard the sun would follow me, and they wouldnt be able to burn anything anymore

Mal
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my grandpa could sound like donald duck so naturally i thought donald duck was stuck in his throat. i went to school and told my friends that donald duck wouldnt be on tv anymore cuz he was stuck in my grandpas throat. they all laughed at me. =[

oh no donald duck!
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When I was little, around 6 or 7, my friend Hannah and I were convinced we had these amazing superpowers. Her's was seeing the future and mine, slightly less cool, was the power to wake people up. Amazing, I know. I thought this because whenever I'd see my older brother asleep on the couch, I'd go stand over to him and just stare at him for a long time and miraculously, he woke up! And obviously be freaked out his weird little sister was just staring at him.

Madam Stares-A-Lot
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Sadly, I didn't realise I could think inside my head until I was about 6. My parents always used to wonder why I would talk to myself.

Lunchable
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I had a long pink dress i used to wear all the time, I convinced my sister that this dress had stairs in it to help you find your way when you pulled it over your head because it was so long. When the dress was passed down to her I managed to make her believe that she just wasn't looking in the right place.

Ixolite
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When I was about 5 or 6 my pet goldfish arthur died and when I came home from school to find an empty bowl, my possibly evil big brother told me that he had flown (yes flown) to the bottom of the garden with his fish family in the tree whilst also wearing a yellow rain mac, matching hat and boots. I thought this was the coolest thing and told all the kids in my class and my parents were called in as the teachers thought I was "special". He also told me he was my teacher and used to dress up as a nun every day.... yet again I believed it... doh

Alex
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I used to believe that my life was the dream of a giant. I was terrified that he would wake up and I would die.

Naomi
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When I was about 5 years old, I was a big fan of Sesame Street. One day my older brother told me that if I took a crescent wrench and closed the jaws of it on my nose and pulled real hard, I could take my nose off just like Bert and Ernie used to do. I tried for an entire afternoon before my mother came home from work and stopped me. By then, my nose was black and blue.

Cort
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I used to swear that everyone saw colors differently. Such as what I saw as red someone else actually saw blue but called it red because that's how they learned it. I used to ask everyone to describe the colors to me to see if I was right. I was convinced that I was a genius because I had figured that all out by myself.

Genius
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i used to belief that waves had life and different personalities! The small ones were just wave kids, and the biggest ones were their parents. Every time that I went to the beach I made sand cakes and throw them to the ocean! If I did not make enough cakes, the biggest waves would be mad and would attack the beach. I ran like crazy to make this certain numbers of cakes! But that was ok since they really liked me after all, and the small waves were my friends and would protect me every were I go with an ocean.

cah
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I used to believe that I could absorb people's secret powers through my lunchbox. So I would point my lunchbox at people and quietly laugh inside.

Mig
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I wanted to grow up and be a truck. Not a truck driver, a truck.

Anon
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I used to use the basketball pump in the air because I thought I was donating fresh air to the needy.

Emily
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When I was about 7, my family (including my aunt and cousins) were planning our first trip to Disneyland.
My Mum and Aunt thought it would be a good idea to have the kids contribute to their own spending money as a responsibility exercise.

We went around a circle giving our ideas. Some ideas where bake sales and car washes, but when it came to my turn, I said very matter-of-factly: "We can save the world, you know!"

I honestly believed we simply had to save the world - then they would let us into Disneyland for free, thus letting us have any toy we wanted.

Kazia
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When I was 11 I read on a paranormal stories site (supposedly "true") about a method anyone could use to make themselves invisible. I tried it, and took a walk around my house, and when my parents never noticed me I flipped because I was sure it actually worked. I tried it on the my parents and on the kids at the park. Finally, I decided to tell my dad about it and he rolled his eyes and said you can't make yourself invisible. I tried it on the kids at the park again and it turned out they were just ignoring me, and the last time I tried it they messed with me and acted like I had disappeared and there was a ghost around. That's when my invisibility dream ended.

Galadriel Moon Silk
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When he was 3 my son asked why there was fur on his leg when he cut himself. I made a glib remark about how he was a rabbit in a boy costume. Unfortunately it stuck, for years he thought he was really an alien bunny hiding in a boy suit. In fact he probably still does.

Anon
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