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I Used To Believe newsletter: July 2003

hi,

sorry if you missed last month's newsletter, we were on holiday :) to make up for it, here is the cream of two month's beliefs from the website - enjoy!

mat.

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When I was little, I was always happy to have the top bunk so that in case a volcano erupted nearby, then I would be safe from flowing lava.
I grew up near Chicago.
Frannie

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When I was younger, I wanted to be a kangaroo SO BADLY when I grew up. My dad spent hours trying to tell me that I couldn't be, and I threw horrible temper tantrums EVERY TIME.
Nony Mouse

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For the first tooth I ever lost, I recieved a dollar bill coated in glitter. I can still remember the scowl on the clerk's face directed at my mother after I handed it to her and announced it was from the tooth fairy. It took several minutes for her to agree to accept the thing.
Jess

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When I was 5 or so my father took up curling at the local rink. ˙For the life of me I couldn't figure out why he would go, since he was bald......As you can tell, I'm not a sports fan.
N Fraser

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When I was seven my cousin who disliked me greatly told me that you had to bundle up in the snow because if the snow touched your skin it would eat holes into like acid. I went sledding and my shoe came off and I ran barefoot into the house screaming about my feet being eaten off. To this day I have a phobia of holes in my skin.
Prana

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When Tetris on the NES had just hit it big, I knew that it was invented in Russia (It was kind of hard to not know, with the castles and all that), but I had a hard time figuring out how a video game could be made in Russia. After all, they didn't even have electricty over there!
The best theory I could come up with was a game with a crane that lowered wooden blocks... but how would they take the lines away?
Matt Culbreath

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I used to believe that every day of the week had its own colour.
Monday was yellow,
Tuesday was lilac,
Wednesday was dark green,
Thursday pink,
Friday orange,
Saturday red,
and finally Sunday was blue.
I never knew why, until I got older and realised those were colours used in our TV guide for every day of the week. Still, to this day whenever I have to make an appointment, I think in "colours".
M

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I used to believe...when school teachers went to their "teacher's break room", they worked on and built rockets to fight the Soviets and Cubans (back during the Missile Crisis).
Hollis

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I used to think the girls' name "Tina" was short for "Argentina".
Kristen

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Believe it or not, I used to believe the word gullible was fake and went off telling everybody it wasn't in the dictionary. It took me years to find out that the saying "gullible isn't in the dictionary" was only a joke, and the people I told it to thought I was just saying that joke rather than really meaning it.
John

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I thought, in kindergarten, in order to read a book you had to read the page then turn it around and wave it back and forth. Little did I know the teacher was just showing us the pictures and it was not required if you were reading to yourself.
˙Ryan

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When I was about 5, I thought "beer" was a profanity, and (wait for it) smacked a family friend on the lips for saying the word-- I was actually offended! Boy, did he look confused.
Io

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Up until the age of about 9 or so, I believed that when you played any song, be it on tape or vinyl, that the band responsible would have to perform that song at that time, wherever they were. I believed this was due to a psychic signal, or an alarm call of some description. Strange enough? This also led to the belief that if more than one person in the world tried to listen to the same song the band would be unable to cope with playing both the start and middle of a song at the same time and would subsequently explode, or something. I have since become a musician and, needless to say, am worried about releasing material. I am ˙also a DJ so may be responsible for the death of many artists. Sorry.
Tino

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I had a strange fear that if I closed my eyes in the bathtub, William Shakespeare would come up through the drain and kill me. ˙I knew his name, but I had no idea who he was, so I just naturally assumed he was some sort of bathtub vampire.
Dan

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I used to think that if you put a hair dryer to your face your eyes would be sucked out and live in the hair dryer. Every time my mother would pull one out i'd run around the house shouting 'Let it dry, let it dry, o dear god let it dry.'
Mel

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I spent a long time grieving for all the baby chimpanzees processed to make canapes. ˙I couldn't believe that anyone could eat them.
Anon

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My sister told me many times that dogs are a shark's favourite food. I got to thinking after a while that it would be quite difficult for a shark to acquire a taste for dog, seeing as how dogs live on land and all. It kind of got a grip on me though because we had a lot of shark attacks in the ocean where we lived in the 60s. ˙We would swim a lot through the long hot summers, and I always felt concern if a dog went in the water, and reassured myself that if a shark came then as long as I kept my eye on the dog I would have some warning to get out of the water. Not really a relaxing swim though.
Frank

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Comment my 3 year old son made when I was trying to explain what a pregnant woman was. ˙I said, pointing out to my son that the fat lady wasn't fat, it was just that she had a baby in her tummy. ˙He turned to me and said, "Daddy why did that lady eat a baby?"
Max

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Before I really knew what condoms were I used to believe that you would put them on like scuba gear...I really thought it was something you wore all over your body!
CJ

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when i was small (around 5 or 6) i ran to my mom and yelled MOM MOM!! I THINK I SWALLOWED A MARBLE then i shoved my hands down my pants and yelled NO TWO MARBLES!! (true story)
Marble Boy

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