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i always thought the "caution children playing" signs in our city's neighborhoods meant that the CHILDREN were very cautious about playing there. i always figured there was something bad about the neighborhood if the children were so cautious.

jessica
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i thought batman lived on the top of the giant store and i believed that batman only drank coffee and ate kids who were up there

ezekiel
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When I was little and about to fall asleep and the windows of my bedroom were open I would hear the "end of the day" noise. I believed this was just a sound the world made when the sun had set or almost set and it was time to go to bed because I heard it every night. Much later I realized it was the sound of trucks and cars passing on a highway not far from our house.

Anon
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When I was maybe eight, I remember my parents driving through the sleazier part of our town (the bar district), and I saw lots of signs advertising "NO COVER CHARGE FOR LADIES". I thought this meant that if women didn't wear a shirt, they could go in the bar for free. Wow, did I have a lot to learn!

C.B.
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I used to believe the Pass With Care signs on the road meant that you should be very careful if you went into the woods, field, or whatever it happened to be there on the side of the road...

niki
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I used to think that if you walked down a dead end street you would die.

holly
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My birthday is June 14th. Here in the US that is also flag day. Growing up on my birthday everyone would put out their flags on their houses, cars or whatever. My parents told me they did that because it was my birthday. Until I was 10 I believed them

Mike D
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when i was little when i saw a plastic bag in the road i always made my parents go and get it so i could take it home and look after it


actually i still do that now!?

lil
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I thought my kids would enjoy seeing a snow plow drive down our street, since it’s not an everyday occurrence. So when I would hear the familiar rumble after a snowfall, I would shout, “snow plow!” and my son and I would run to the front window to see it go by.

I just found out the other day that my 5yo daughter thought “snow plow” was some kind of winter swirling tornado thing that went by. No wonder she would never run to the window with us!

Erika Lyons
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I used to believe that those signs on the roads that say HIDDEN DRIVE was a game set up on the road. The rules? that you had to find them. I told my mom one day that I always won and see just stared at me and laughed. I felt so dumb!

Catie
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the street we live on is the same as our surname so when i was younger i believed that we were the first family to live on that street so it was named after us!

Leea
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When I was young, I thought that the hills in the road were caused by all the wrecked cars over the years being stacked underneath the road.

Scary Dream
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If you drive through Texas, there are random little brick buildings along highways with big fans on the back and a chain link fence around them (still not sure what they are for, though).

When I was little, I asked my mom what one of those buildings were. She said, "That's where they take animals and put them to sleep."

It wasn't until I was **19** and driving past that same building that I noticed what the building said. Animal Shelter.

It just so happened to look exactly like every other little brown brick building on the side of the road with the fans that I had really initially asked about. I didn't realize they weren't the same until almost 3 years ago. Those buildings always scared me.

Tanya
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I always thought that roads with the "No Outlet" signs were roads where the houses had no electricity. I thought this until I was 8 or 9.

Ryan
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Thanks to her sister, my friend used to believe that it was only impolite to point at people with an ODD number of fingers. If you used an EVEN number, it was okay.

blah
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I used to think that joggers running through the streets without wearing a shirt or long pants were chasing after the robbers who had stolen their missing clothing. I was pretty concerned about the crime wave that hit our neighborhood every summer.

kismet
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i used to believe that when the light turned red your supose to cross the light and at green your suppose to stop well i was a kid lmao

assata
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There was a road named "Napp road" and i thought that there were a lot of kidnappings there so i would always crawl on the floor when we had to drive on that road

Anon
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I used to believe that the large telephone pole outside my bathroom window was where Jesus lived. The Cross at the top I think is what led me to think this. I would pray to that pole everyday..does that count as a false Idol?

MissAnthropy
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I live in a place called Catlett. I used to believe it was called that because there were so many cats roaming around.
Additionally, there's lots of those neighborhood watch signs around, and I thought the criminal guy on them was a cat, so I figured that was special just for us.

Anon
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