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I Used To Believe newsletter: July 2006

Hi,

Who would suspect that some of the mild-mannered children in this month's beliefs are actually superheroes? While we go about our daily lives they're busy protecting forests, ridding the world of dirt and saving their families from fatal car-stuffiness in a single bound.

Have fun,

Mat.

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When I was little I thought that a Roman Catholic was a Catholic who dressed in armor and drove a chariot.
Rafaela

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When I was about 5 we went to the cemetery and passed a grave that someone had decorated with balloons. I looked up at my mom and said (in all seriousness), "There must be a clown buried there."
Amy

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When I was a little kid, I thought R.I.P had something to do with parties. When it came to my birthday I happily wrote "R.I.P" instead of "R.S.V.P" on the bottom of my party invitations.
ChizChiz

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I used to believe that I had to hold my Mom's hand while crossing the street so that if my Mom got hit by a car, she could drag me down under the car too.
Anon

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One day at school when I was around 5 we learned about "strangers." When I came home I told my mom that I wanted to be a stranger when I grew up so that I could give candy to children.
Jenna

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I used to believe that American water was chemically different to British water; because while water in Britain boils at 100 degrees and freezes at 0 degrees, in America it boils at 212 degrees and freezes at 32 degrees.
Anon

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When I was a kid, I thought when Smokey The Bear said "only you can prevent forest fires," he really meant only me - I was the only one in the world who could stop fires from destroying the world's forests. I was constantly on-guard for smoke in the woods behind our house. My mother eventually explained that Smokey didn't mean I was the only one that could stop forest fires. It felt like the weight of the world had been lifted from my shoulders.
Nate

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We went to the Holy Land when I was about ten and I thought we were going to see "The Dead Sea Squirrels." I was disappointed that I didn't see any.
Rachel

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It seems like my first acquaintances with the word "rodent" were heavily associated with animals crossing a road or road kill, so I thought rodents were animals likely to be seen in the road.
Bobby boy

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I used to believe that every time I washed my hands I had got rid of another load of dirt down the plughole, and that eventually I would rid the world of it. This meant that eventually washing would become unnecessary.
Jim Clarke

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I used to believe that if someone stole the keys to your house, they'd get to keep your house and everything in it.
Anon

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At age five I used to think that unless one of the windows was rolled down, everyone in the car would suffocate within minutes. I would always keep my window open and think smugly about all the times I had saved my mom, dad and brothers' lives.
lucille

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When I was in 6th grade my health teacher told us about 'rubbers'. I knew what a condom was and for some reason thought she was talking about yellow rubber rain boots. It made no sense how wearing boots during sex would help.
Sue

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When I was a kid, I used to believe that one of Jesus' miracles was that he aged 33 years in the 4 months between Christmas and Easter.
noncentz

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I was told my new baby sister came from The Baby Shop. My parents gave me a big box of Duplo and said that it was from my sister. I thought they'd got a special deal: Buy a Baby, Get Free Toys!!
Kitunae The Klot

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When I was younger I believed that salesmen who come to your door were asking you to become an actor. I had no idea you had to audition. I always hoped for a spot on Barney and was mad at my mom for telling the people, "We're not interested."
Olivia

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Because I learned to play the piano at such an early age, I thought the alphabet only included the music alphabet, 'ABCDEFG'. Needless to say, kindergarten was quite alarming.
Monika

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Around the age of six I went through a phase of believing that sausages were the amputated and cooked limbs of a particular animal, a sort of miniature elephant. This really put me off eating them, especially with tomato sauce.
frankie

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I think it was because I watched too many movies, but for about a year I thought that someone had a sniper rifle aimed at my head. Because of this fear, I would roll around my room, keeping my head down, to stay alive.
Jordan Salisbury

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I used to believe that serial killers wanted to kill children by poisoning their cereal. My parents didn't like buying the sugar-coated cereal for me and I assumed that this was because the frosting was easier to poison. If the cereal had no frosting, it would be soggy if it had been poisoned.
CAB

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