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I Used To Believe newsletter: March 2011

Hi,

We've got a couple of injury related beliefs this month - plaster casts to join your broken arm back onto your body and insects to hold the stitches in place.

Have fun,

Mat.

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I used to believe that when teachers told the class, "see you next year!" right before winter break, that this meant that we had a whole year off from school. I was later shocked to find out how fast a year went by...
Leah

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When 5 years old we had a toaster which had a dial with a light brown to dark brown guide around the knobs to change how long it toasted for. I thought this was an accurate guide to the colour the toast would be, so I carefully adjusted the dial and toasted it only to find burnt toast. I would then put the same toast back in and change the dial to lighter thinking the toast would become whiter. I repeated this process until the toaster caught fire.
Daniel

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I used to think that the "Wrong Way" signs that indicate one-way streets were meant to tell you that you personally were heading the wrong direction to your destination. I asked my mom once how that sign knew where people we going...
Kristina

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I used to think the reflectors in the middle of roads were pieces of cheese!
Anon

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When I was little, I used to make a nest out of towels and sit on plastic eggs with my brother, thinking that sooner or later they would hatch. They always did with the help of our Mother, and had money inside of them. I thought that the eggs we cooked for breakfast were defective, because they contained no money.
Anon

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Because I always saw a lot of birds perched on telephone lines, I used to believe that they were built so that the birds could rest.
Anon

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When I heard on TV that someone would get sentenced to "life plus 20 years" in prison I thought that after they died their dead body would have to still be in the cell for that number of years before they could be buried.
Summerset

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I used to believe that the if I watched the microwave as it was working that it would explode. Hence I would run out of the kitchen immediately upon hitting "start".
Mallory

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I used to believe that limes were baby lemons. I would pick the little "limes" off of the lemon tree for food. I was 21 when I found out that they were not the same fruit.
Anon

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I used to belief that the birth mark on my dad's leg was where he spilled his coffee... EVERY morning.
Liz

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When I was younger my dad told me polyester came from furry little creatures that looked like deer. When I asked if they shaved them like they did sheep, he said no, they have to kill the little polyesters. I believed him until I was 14.
Kaleigh

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I used to believe that there was an off switch to the ocean so that it could go to sleep at night.
Anon

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In order to get me to stop whistling, my grandmother told me that if I whistle, I would grow a moustache. I totally believed her up until the 5th grade.
Katrina

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When I was in kindergarten my teacher told us that if we sneezed with our eyes open they would come out of our head.
Tony

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When I was little, I believed that if a word was written on a line by itself it would get lonely. I used to make my sentence bigger so it wouldn't be on its own. I also thought that the i's and t's would get jealous of the order I dotted and crossed them.
Jemma-Louise

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I used to believe that the President hired little kids to take their yellow paint and paintbrushes to the road to paint the yellow lines on the road.
Elizabeth

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When I was little, I thought that when you broke your arm or leg, it literally broke off of your body. (The cast was there to hold in back on, you see.) I remember being absolutely terrified when my grandpa broke his arm when I was about 5 or 6 - I thought they'd have to glue his detached arm back on!
Kristina

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Up until age 14, I thought stitches were little black bugs they put in your wound to heal it. This is because when I was five I had stitches placed in the center of my forehead at the hairline. All I could see was a little black through my tears.
Angie C

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When I learned about faxes, I thought you could fax whole objects. Like in Willy Wonka. E.g. Scan a chair, and fax the info, and a chair comes out where you sent the fax.
Skashlee

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My mom used to cook whole, shelled shrimp (heads and all) in soups and stuff. And I always thought their eyeballs were what made peppercorns.
Anon

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