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I Used To Believe newsletter: August 2003

hi,

our in-box is totally swamped with the new virus doing the rounds! hopefully yours isn't or you might not read this month's top twenty beliefs from iusedtobelieve.com ...

mat.

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When I was little my mum and dad told us kids that the tooth fairy took our teeth from under our pillows to make false teeth for our grandad.
Lisa-Dionne

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I used to believe arson was a really bad person. It must have come from hearing reports such as, "The police believe arson was responsible for the fire."
Tessica

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When I was little I swallowed an ice cube and thought I was going to freeze.
Squirrel 1254

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When I was little I use to think kiwi fruit had to be shaved before you eat it. Or you would grow hair all over you.
Kiwi & Me

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When I was very young, I thought that there was a new president each day. I'd repeatedly ask who it was, and thought that George Bush (the elder) must be really good at his job, since he was president seemingly every day.
Ana Byrd

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When i was young i thought that i could break a rope cause it is skinnier then my arm, i found out i couldn't even break dental floss.
nph

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When I was a kid, my older brother told me that if I touched an uncooked potato, in my sleep I would turn into a giant potato and my family would eat me. That is to say, I never touched a potato or potato product (including fries) till I was about 11.
Crystal I

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when i was around 10, i was very picky with my food. my dad would come home with groceries, and i would look through them and tell him i didn't like any of it. my dad got frustrated and exclaimed, "what are you going to eat? air?!" my 4-year-old brother then yelled, "i want air! i want air! did you buy air at the store?"
lena

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When I was young, I was always confused about how, at night, the car-lights on one side of the road were always red, while the ones in the other one were white. It never occured to me that the cars were going in different directions, and for years I was convinced that there were designated "white-light" and "red-light" lanes. But it always confused me that we were always in the "red-light" lane, since I had seen the white front headlights once when my mom was pulling into the garage. I rationalized that the lights change color as you are pulling into your garage.
confused as a child

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I used to believe that I had a certain amount of luck to last for my whole life, so I used to pray to the spirits to make small unlucky things that I didn't really care about too much happen - so I could save my luck for when I really needed it.
Anon

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I used to believe that virgins can't have sex and have to wait till they're not.
[to_xp]Gekko

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I used to think that if a near-sighted person held a mirror and viewed the reflection of a distant object, they should have no trouble seeing the object in perfect focus. After all, they're looking at the mirror, and it's only a foot or so away.
Scott

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When I was very small, I over-heard an adult conversation. My next door neighbour was crying and told my mum 'it was burglars..they came last night'I believed for a long time that a burglar (beargular) was a real bear that wore black.I never read Goldilocks again, didn't want my mum to buy porridge, and I suffered a recurring nightmare for a long time about three bears wearing black coming in to my bedroom looking for porridge.
Joolz

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When I was little I use to be scared to death to flush the toilet.. I thought that when a toliet overflowed it will flow out and fill the entire room with water.. I was afraid I would drown since I didnt know how to swim at the time. That was the number one reason why I wanted to learn to swim as a child.. I wanted to be prepared in case I ever had to swim to the door once a toilet overflowed on me.
clynn

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I used to believe that the dust on top of doors was poisonous.
draconid

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i used to believe that when you farted you carried an invisible bubble attached to your butt and that is why the smell seemed to follow you around :)
beth

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I remember when I was four years old, I asked my parents where babies comes from. They decided that they were going to tell me the truth and explained things to me. After their talk with me, I stood up and simply said "If you didn't want to tell me, you didn't have to lie". Right from the mouths of babes, huh?
Beca

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In church, I used to believe that after the donations were made, the priest would go outside and hold the plate up, then a light would shine from the sky and beam it up from heaven. Then God would use the money to pay the angels for their services. I was afraid that if we didn't donate enough money, all the angels would go on strike and the Earth would spiral into chaos. I was an odd kid.
A Confused Kid

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I used to look at a map of the world and think that it was only half of the world, and that when I flipped over the map, the other half of the world should be there. I would demand "but where is the other half of the world?" and become very distressed that grownups apparently weren't alarmed that half of the world was missing, which made me think that they were being brainwashed and I was the only one who knew that some greater power was trying to hoodwink us...
moon grocer

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I used to believe that the sizes of the beds were jack, queen, king and ace. jack being the smallest (like a twin bed) and ace being the biggest.
Anon

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