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When i was out and about, this is up until recently aswell, I used to see written everywhere "post no bills". I used to think that this meant never to post electricity or gas bills. I was always angry at my mum when she posted the bills off. I could never understand why she hadnt seen the notices. I felt pretty stupid when i learnt that it actually means not to stick up posters.

Boydy
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When I was a kid there was a building site behind our house where they were building some new houses, and naturally us neighbourhood kids would use it for playing soldiers, and climbing on the scaffolding and throwing bricks and planks at each other. The usual stuff.

However, one day I was sat on one of the earthmovers, pretending to drive it when my father saw me and carted me into the house, and proceeded to tell me not to go onto the lorries and diggers, as you needed special leather trousers. If you sat on the seats without these special leather trousers, then if the digger started up, the vibrations would shake all your insides out of your bum.

Damn, I was scared, so I never went on the building site again. Mental scarring, or what!!

Chilly99
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I used to believe that all Street-Lamps were turned off at Midnight.

Anon
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When I was 5 I moved with my Mum & Dad and Brother & Siser to Kenilworth, which has a very old, ruined castle. We went to see some houses in Kenilworth before we moved there, and on the same day we visited the castle. Until we actually moved to Kenilworth (into a 3-bed semi) I thought we were going to live in the castle, and had nightmares about it!

Tim (nice but dim)
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I used to believe there was a tunnel running lengthways underneath the road, along which a man ran along at night switching the ‘cat’s eyes’ on and off.

Louis
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I used to think that there were the exact same number of houses in the world as there were families, therefore if you wanted to move house you had to wait for another family who wanted to move on the same day, and you would both swap houses!

Vikki
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I used to believe when I was little that when those gas stations had the signs outside that said "Clean Restrooms", that it meant that you had to clean the restroom! LOL

Charlotte
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I used to see signs all over the place saying 'PARK AND RIDE' and wondered why my parents never to took me to this Park, which I presumed had swings and slides and Rides, like a fun fair.

Imagine my dissappointment years later when I discovered that PARK AND RIDE were out of town car parks where you can PARK your car and RIDE free on the bus into the town centre.

Angie
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You know how 4-lane roads have the three strips in the middle? I used to think that the wide strips were roads for invisible mice and the spaces between the strips were roads for invisible cats, I was really obsessed with small furry animals in those days.

Magz
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when i was just 5, i remember like it was yesterday, driving with my mom one night and i was asking her questions, and then i saw the search\spot light circling in the sky, { from a store's grand opening}...and i asked her what it was, and she told me it was looking for me, i better hide so they dont get me!! i flew down to the floor and wet my pants,

sassy
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I used to believe there was a tribe of indians living behind a long wooden fence alongside the path I used to take to school. I had to hold my breath as I went past this fence or they would kill me. What a tribe of indians was doing in the middle of Cambridgeshire I really don't know.

Claire
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I uesed to believe that when I posted a letter a little person would snatch the letter from my hand and run along a tunnel to its destination. The "little person" would appear like a mole in the garden of the recipient and post it through thier letterbox. It was years before I connected the friendly postman with the receiving of mail.

Rita Rush Southampton
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you know how sidewalks have the main squares and then the little three-inch borders next to the street? when i was 5 i thought that we walked on the people sidewalk and that that was the birdie sidewalk.

forbitten
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When I was about 10 to 15 I thought that if I weaved back and forth when I walked, that if someone shot at me, they'd have a better chance of missing.

TopTopper
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When in large traffic jams when I was a child (around 3 or 4), I used to wonder what was at the FRONT of the line of cars. I decided it must be someone important and was fully convinced that it was Abraham Lincoln. I don't think I realized what 'dead' means.

Sarah Kie
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On the way to my old nan's house where we used to go regularly there was a large hotel. My mum used to tell me that it was a childrens home for naughty kids and if i didnt behave i would end up in there. It wasnt until i could read the letters on the front "MOATHOUSE HOTEL" that i knew she was a big fat liar

mummbles
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I used to know a girl at school who'd been told when she was very young that cats eyes in the road were gnomes under the road with torches who had to run along and shine their torches through the holes as you drive along.

Anon
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when I was in the second grade, there was no busing if you lived in the city and I used to have to walk about a mile to my home. there was a sign on this one street I used to have to walk on and there was a sign that said "speed meter ahead" I could read but had no clue what a speed meter was but it sounded like something I did not want to see. So I would always take a detour around that street.

harold
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When I walked home from school, I made sure I never stepped on a crack in the sidewalk. I believed in that if you step on a crack you break your mothers back.

Turbalence
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when i was kid, i believed dynamite was something you sprayed on rocks and then they would dissapear

big googely
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