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I Used To Believe newsletter: August 2008

Hi,

If you're looking for unusual holiday destinations we can offer you several possibilities this month: secluded Cognito; New Hamster, home to the rodent safari; and the ever popular, Vacation City.

For more great beliefs visit www.iusedtobelieve.com or get the book of the site, Butter Comes From Butterflies, available from Amazon and all good booksellers!

Have fun,

Mat.

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I used to think our lawn mower was called a "lawn lower". This made sense because it made the grass lower. When I found out I was wrong I still thought my way made more sense because I didn't think "mower" was even a real word. By the time I was 8 I finally got it right.
Mr. E

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I thought that serial killers had serial numbers like products did so the cops could identify them easier.
C

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I used to think that you would get arrested if you didn't swing your arms when you walked in public.
Anon

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I thought the lyrics to "We're going to Ibiza" by the Venga Boys was "We're going to eat pizza".
ShannonOfDoom

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When I was a kid I thought that when mum and dad were working, they were playing video games. I walked in on my dad typing and was surprised.
Carole-Ann

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For the longest time, maybe till about 13 or 14 years old, I believed that nasal mucus was the "forgotten memories" brain matter being cleared out to make way for new memories to regenerate new brain matter. If you ask me it kinda makes sense.
Lukas Masterson

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All the cool people on TV and stuff were incognito. I really wanted to go to Cognito, but I had no idea where it was! Nobody would tell me the location. Every time I asked, they just laughed at me. Jerks.
Kino

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For the longest time I believed New Hampshire was New Hamster and that was where all the hamsters came from.
Giny

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When I was about 4 or 5 I used to believe that I could change the weather as my parents would ask me to sing a 'sunny song' which would bring the sun out. I remember once sitting at the bottom of the stairs in a mood because I was fed up with their requests and didn't want the responsibility any more.
liz

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When I was a kid I believed the secure "self storage" businesses that we occasionally drove past was a place where people went to be stored in suspended animation, to be awakened at a later date.
Anon

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From a young age I believed in reincarnation, however I didn't fully understand the concept and I was frightened I would come back as a gas fire.
Fiona

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When I was little and kids would stay out of school for head lice, I thought parents and teachers were saying headlights. I thought you grew antennas with headlights on the end of them and that's why they had to stay at home.
Ashley

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I used to think my dad was magic - whenever we drove on the freeway in the rain he would be able to tell me when it would stop, and it would! Only for a few seconds but still... he made the rain stop! It was only later that I realized we were driving under overpasses.
Tilly

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I thought if men didn't get their hair cut the wife would become pregnant, because when my baby brother was born I heard my dad say that he had come home late one night and the barbers was shut. I learned much later that in those days the barbers was where they bought their condoms.
Jan

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My parents tell me that when I was quite young, I would always express my desire to go to China one day. They always found that quite odd, because there was no apparent reason for me to want to go there. They eventually figured out that the reason I wanted to go there was because all of my toys said "Made in China". I figured that China was just mounds and mounds of toys. And then... I grew up...
Lincoln

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My little brother used to believe that my skin could be pulled away from my body almost 3 inches. He didn't know I was wearing pantyhose.
Taryn

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When I was about 4 my neighbor would say "Peas" every time we said goodbye, I picked up on it and began saying "peas" to all my friends. My mother told me (after my neighbor moved away) that he was in fact saying "peace." D'oh.
x-lax

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I misread Vatican City when I was younger and thought it was Vacation City. I believed that it was a really pretty place where people liked to go on vacation.
C

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Until the age of 6 I didn't know birds had feet.
Anon

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I used to believe that it wasn't really true that in Arctic regions there could be 24 hours of daylight per day at times. I thought that 24 hours of daylight phenomenon was just a delusion of those who were dying from eating polar bear liver.
Chelsea

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