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I Used To Believe newsletter: June 2009

Hi,

The Flintstones probably have a lot to answer for in this month's beliefs, although Fred always walked his own car to work instead of riding a dinosaur.

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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Up until I was nine my uncle told me that the round bales of hay were cow eggs.
Fred

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When I was little my dad used to travel to Hong Kong a lot for his job, and for the longest time I thought it was pronounced "Honk Honk" because it was a large city with a lot of traffic.
Emily

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My mother used to tell us that if we incessantly rang the doorbell, it would make the house burn down in a fire.
Katie Bonk

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When my sister started primary school the whole class was asked to stand up and talk about their families. She proudly told everyone that when her dad was younger he travelled to school on the back of a dinosaur, which she had been led to believe. Of course the whole class laughed at her. She was furious with my dad, who hadn't realised how seriously she had taken his stories.
Catherine

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That nuns had no feet. I lived next door to a convent and as a 4 or 5 year old, when they walked by my house in their flowing black habits, they all seemed to be floating past, not walking like other people did.
Pauline

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I used to believe that black and white animals i.e, pandas, penguins, zebras, white tigers, etc. were the ones God had forgotten to color in his coloring book.
Kay

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My sister and I used to believe that the round bales of hay wrapped up in white plastic (to protect them from rain) were actually the harvest of a marshmallow farm... we still laugh about that to this day when we drive by!
Anon

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When I was little, I thought that vacuum cleaners were for smoothing out the carpets, not cleaning them. Whenever my mom would vacuum I would tread as lightly as I could across the carpets because I didn't want to ruin them.
T

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On a dangerous rural road in Texas there are lots of crosses that people leave for their loved ones who have died on the road. I thought they were to ward off vampires.
Sarah

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I never understood why the dish washing liquid would advertise itself as "useless." It was only when I was better at reading that I realized the package said "use less" because it was the concentrated kind so one didn't need to use as much to get the dishes clean.
Boo

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I used to think that AM and FM stood for "American Music" and "Foreign Music".
Sylvia Fowler

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When you ordered small fries they were just shorter.
Anon

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I used to believe that when you had a cousin twice-removed, they had died and came back to life twice.
Amanda

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This belief is not mine but my sister's (she is 5). When she discovered that our mom was cooking lasagna, she said "yuck, I'm not eating cat food!" She had just watched a Garfield movie!
brother of a silly sis

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I once believed that during Dinosaur Week at daycare, the old ladies fed us actual dinosaur meat in their dinosaur soup; it was actually beef stew.
Claudia S.

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My mom told me that if I didn't rinse the soap from my underarms completely I would get a fever, so I would put soap under my arms hoping I wouldn't have to go to school the next day. I still think about it when I'm taking a shower.
Anon

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I used to hit golf balls out into the field behind my house when I was about 4. I hit a ball so hard once that me and my dad went out to look for it. He secretly picked it up and threw it in the air, called my name and said look, and then proceeded to catch the golf ball. I believed that I had hit the ball so hard that it stayed in the air for the full 5 minutes. When I went to tell my mother she called me stupid. =(
Brady

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I used to believe that the PASS WITH CARE signs on the side of the road meant you were supposed to care about what you were driving past right then.
bananabutt

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I use to believe that it was Henry the Ape and not Henry the 8th
Candice

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When I was really little, I used to pull the covers up to my neck before I went to sleep. I figured that if someone broke into the house and came into my room, they wouldn't hurt me because OBVIOUSLY I was just a head on a pillow. Since the rest of me was covered, no one could tell that it existed except for me.
Anon

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