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When my friend, Katy, was younger, she thought that if she watered the sidewalk, it would get longer by the next day.

...What a dummy..

MNH
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I used to th that the 'To Let' signs on buildings said 'toilet' and was always amazed how many public loos there were and wondered why we had to stop at service stations for rest breaks when there were loos everywhere!

Beth
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the numbering in our street when I was young went even down one side and odd numbers down the other,So i lived at number 3 and my friend lived next door at number 5,we used to think that number 4 was demolished because somone was murdered there...no amount of digging turned up any eveidence though.

marty f
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A friend of mine used to believe that the conveyer belts in airports that you pick your luggage up on ran from city to city

Laci
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I used to think that trash and stuff on the side of the street had feelings, so I felt I had to rescue it or else it would get cold and lonely.
Those poor rappers...

cool cat
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Until I was 11 I believed that the statue of a man in my local park was the Statue of Liberty.

I live in England....

Katie
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I used to belive a man went round all the street lights to turn them on at night and that he would go and turn them all off in the morning!

yellownessy
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As a small child, it seemed perfectly normal to me that all the houses in the road went away, to leave just blackness behind them, when I fell asleep. It was, therefore, also quite normal that they reappeared when I woke up the next morning. It really came as quite a shock later on to discover that this did not actually happen.

Little Boy Lost
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I used to believe that people got their footprints in the sidewalk by stomping really hard.

Shantelle
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I used to live in Mexico city, in the federal district.
My last name being ruiz, and first name dani, I thought that whenever someone talked about the DF, it was about me. I also thought that the neighborhood was named after me. I believed this until I was maybe a teenager.

"Distrito Federal"
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My Mom always told me that the golden rule was that you can't ride your bike without shoes on, so I believed that was the golden rule for pretty much my whole childhood.

Dan
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I thought that the barber sign meant candy because I thought it looked like a candy cane.

Anon
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I used to believe that all TV came from the TV station in our town. There was a guy who lived next door named Mr. Humphrey. I thought he was the Vice President, Hubert Humphry. I thought the whole world was within a few blocks.

Ralph
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Our dad conviced us that the local mini-storage was really a midget colony, although they were nocturnal midgets and only came out at night. That's why the doors were always closed.

He also convinced us that the local pioneer cemetary was where the midgets were buried when they died. Took us a while to figure out they were really plots for cremated remains ....

Rachel
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When I was very little there was and old man in my neighborhood that would talk a walk down my street everyday. My mom would sacre me and tell me that he was a crazy old man that took little kids and if i wouldn't finish my dinner he was going to come in the door and take me away. Till this day Really old men scare me.

Giselle
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I used to believe when I was little that if you passed an American Flag at this one tall building you would have to be silent or George Washington would shoot his cannon at you.

R.H.
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When I was little there were a signs inside the trams saying “No smoking or spitting allowed”. I understood about noisy spitting but I could never understand how someone could smoke out loud…



Dora
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When I was in grade school, I loved to play on the playground bars at recess. One day I was in the back seat while my older brother and my mom were talking in the front of the car. I wasn't paying much attention to them but did hear my mom say that there used to be lots of bars on the street we were driving down when my mom was younger.

I sat up and looked around, trying to imagine the street filled with bars and happy children playing on them. Sounded like heaven to me!

To this day I can't go down that street without an inner smile, with that picture still in my head - even though I know now that the bars they were talking about were of the saloon variety, not the playground bars I knew and loved!

Robin
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When i was a tiny lad, I used to think drug free zones were places where you can get drugs for free

Spencer
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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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