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I Used To Believe newsletter: July 2009

Hi,

Washing is a problem for some in this month's belief - how to achieve the happy medium between being clean enough to squeak but dirty enough to grow a few plants. It's a step up from flowers in your hair!

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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Until I was about 12-13 years old I was scared to touch an electric guitar. Everyone I knew or saw on TV that was touching one had really big hair. I thought I would get electrocuted and my hair would look like that.
mark

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When I was little my dad used to reflect light off his watch onto the wall and tell me it was Tinkerbell the fairy from Peter Pan. He never sat me in front of the TV or anything to make me shut up, just shined his watch on the wall just high enough so I couldn't touch it. I used to spend hours jumping up the wall to try and "catch" her. This practice stopped when I ran at the wall in frustration and ended up with a nosebleed.
easily entertained girl with a wonky nose ]:(

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As a young child I believed that when I turned into an adult I'd have to go in the store naked to get adult clothes.
Anon

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When I was about 3 or 4, I used to believe that the steam coming from the back of an airplane was the airplane farting.
Sami

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I used to think insects would walk along tree branches and *poof* become a leaf. I misunderstood buds for bugs.
Lisa

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My sister told me that people married by looking at their ear sizes and in order to find the perfect match, people had to have similar sized ears. o_O
frey

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When my fiancée was little her dad used to tell her she had to wash until she was "squeaky clean". She still uses her finger on her chest to see if it squeaks. She's 29.
Fondofclean

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When I was a kid I remember hearing about and watching rockets being sent into space. I asked my mum about it and she explained that they were learning stuff about space so they sent someone up there to look around, but it cost a lot of money and could be dangerous. For years I couldn't understand why they didn't just ask superman to go have a look for them.
Superman fan

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When I was about 9, I had just started learning about sex. One day my neighbor asked "What sex are you?" I replied "Safe." He obviously meant Male or Female.
Anon

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When I was little my grandma told me that if you didn't wash your ears properly then roses would grow out of them. So naturally I didn't wash my ears (ew) and tried to wash my hair without getting my ears wet. About two weeks later my sister reminded me that roses has thorns after I boasted to her that I was going to have flowers in my ears. I have never scrubbed my ears so hard in my life...
the girl with no roses in her ears

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My brother told me that cat's beeped when you squeezed them. (Lightly of course) He'd squeeze them and beep and I thought it was the cat. I thought I was squeezing wrong for some time.
Anon

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I used to believe that if you opened up an umbrella inside your house that the whole house would fly away.
Anon

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I thought that enchiladas were an inch long (inch-aladas). Before I had a good grasp on what an inch was, I thought this meant that an inch was fairly big, the size of an enchilada. I kept assuming that an inch was big, bigger and bigger until I was set straight after declaring that a car was an inch long.
Aretia

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I used to think that if you crushed unsugared corn flakes really good, eventually it would turn into ground beef. That belief stemmed when I saw my dad make meatloaf when I younger - because cereal couldn't possibly be an ingredient to dinner.
Thegirlwhoknewtoolittle

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I was really young when I saw the movie "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" and for some reason this movie convinced me that my Mom had a shrinking machine somewhere in the house. I would very carefully enter rooms, fearing that the machine was in there and that I would be shrunk. My Mom stepped on every bug she ever saw so I knew if she saw me I would be a goner!
Joshua

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When you caught the white fuzzy things that fly through the air, that was part of Santa Claus' beard and it meant you were being good.
elizabethany

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I used to believe that the world couldn't have possibly started before I was born.
emma

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I thought that the Far East was the same thing as the east coast of the United States. I once asked my dad, "Don't Grandma and Grandpa live in the Far East?" (they live in Boston) He said no, and then I guess I figured it out!
Aretia

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I used to believe when you had chicken pox, you turned into a chicken.
Shirley

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When I was little, I used to think that cars had faces and talked to each other in the parking lot.
Whitney

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