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Choose one of the following categories: excursions, going shopping, ice cream vans, in the street, swimming pools, water towers,or view the best beliefs in this section as voted by visitors. Here are the ten most recently added beliefs:

Once when I was little I heard loud electronic music coming from outside. At first I thought it was an ice cream truck but then a voice called out "Hello!" So then I thought it was someone's noisy toy. My mom correctly identified it as an ice cream truck but I thought, "Since when do ice cream trucks have a voice saying 'hello'?"

Karen
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I used to believe that the "no outlet" sign on roads was a warning to people driving electric cars.

c
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I used to believe that if I learned how to be a tight-rope walker I could travel all over town by walking along the power lines up on the telephone poles.

DeeDub
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To leave the town in which I grew up you could drive through a tunnel that crossed beneath an estuary, and then came out in the adjacent town. During one of my earliest memories of going through that tunnel, my dad was driving, and as we reached the halfway mark through the tunnel he said, "We're driving under water right now." I thought it was amazing that we didn't have to hold our breath! Also, I remember that there were maintenance doors in the sides of the tunnel, and I imagined that if you opened one of those doors you would see an underwater scene with fish swimming by. Somehow in my imagination, the water didn't just come rushing in through the door and flooding the tunnel.

DeeDub
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When I was around 5 years old, I was suspicious of certain mannequins in the department store (the more life-like ones), because I believed that they could move if they wanted to, and that they were experts at standing perfectly still. I remember gazing at one to see if I could catch him moving, even just a twitch. After a moment I gave up, and as I walked past him I believed he was moving his eyes to watch me walk by. Thinking I might catch him looking at me, I quickly turned my head, but by that time he had already resumed his blank expression. Damn! He's too quick. I believed the reason that some of the mannequins had such smirks on their faces was because they knew they were fooling me. I also believed that they furtively communicated across the store to each other by winking one eyelid. That was their version of giving each other a "high five".

DeeDub
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I have Aspergers syndrome so I'm afraid of loud noises. I used to get scared when the ice cream truck came down our street because I thought the music was coming from someone's noisy toy.

Karen
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i used to think that you would die if you didn't wait 30 minutes to go into the pool after eating. (^^)

cady
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When I was younger I noticed that some stores had separate "enter" and "exit" doors. I thought that if you entered through the "exit" door or vice versa, you would get arrested and thrown in jail.

Dobby Bob
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As a kid, I thought "No Outlet" signs meant the houses past that point didn't have any electrical outlets.

Julie
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If the ice cream truck is playing music, it means they are out of ice cream.

Virginia
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