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I Used To Believe newsletter: May 2004

hi,

the sun always seems to bring them out - being mad is a career choice, headache or an invitation to go swimming according to this month's beliefs from http://iusedtobelieve.com

see you next month,

mat.

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I always used to think that there was a totally different world through the mirror. The reason why we couldn't get through was because the person who looks exactly like you on the other world does the exact same thing. When you poke the mirror to get to the other world, the other person pokes it too, blocking you from getting through.
caraboo

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I used to believe that whenever I went into the restroom in public, everyone outside instantly stopped whatever they were doing and all paused to listen to the speakers which were placed all around the store so that everyone could listen to me in the bathroom. Of course, everyone went back to normal once I came from the bathroom.
Raven

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I used to believe that when family and friends cried at a wedding it was because they hated either the groom or the bride and didn't want them to get married.
christina

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i used to believe that the automatic doors had people inside them that would operate them. whenever they opened i would say "thank you" and kiss the doors because i felt sorry for the people that had to work in them forever.
Alyssa

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For many years I believed something my sister told me, that in Paris a long time ago they never put mentally ill people in mental hospitals but just threw them into the river. Hence the mentally ill were called "In Seine", and that is the origin of our word "insane".
Isaac

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When I was about 5 or 6, my mom showed me those commercials where kids in Somalia ate out of garbage cans because they were so poor. My mom would tell me, "that's why you should eat everything that I give you because those kids have nothing to eat." So I thought that my mom didn't want to help those kids because she told me to eat everything on my plate and not throw anything away. So naturally, I threw all the food that I could into the trash can. I thought that this would help the kids who ate out of the trash cans.
Anon

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I thought the reason no one liked Lady Macbeth because she was cruel and said bad words to her dog (Out, out, damned Spot.)
Carol

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I used to believe that when you shut your eyes, that your eyes did actually roll back and there was something you could do to switch on a light back there and you would see clockwork working to move your eyes. I used to stand in front of the mirror with one eye shut and one eye open to let the light in through one eye so I could see the back of my other eye!
toni

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Since the current day is today and the next one tomorrow, I used to be sure that the day before today was toyesterday.
Z

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My mom told me that when there was a fire they would break open the water tower and flood the town. When I asked what happened to the people, she would say, "they drown." This was to keep me from playing with matches and starting fires.
Tiffany

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Back in elementary school, my class was learning about the different coins and the presidents represented on them. Several people in my class thought that JFK must have been the smallest president, because his picture was on the smallest coin, the dime.
Maeghan Jade

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We moved into a new house when I was six and it had a very dark, spooky basement. My mom told me never to go down there. I was really interested in Greek mythology at the time and I was convinced that the River Styx ran through our basement and that's why my mom wouldn't allow me down there.
Linda

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I thought that the gulf war was the "golf war" and everyone was fighting over a golf course. I was about 6 at the time.
Anon

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When I first heard Strawberry Fields Forever, I misheard the lyrics as "Strawberry Fields for Trevor".
Matt

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My father told me that if you heard a song playing on the car radio, and you wanted to hear it again, all you had to do was to back up the car to the start of the song and proceed forward again.
Ron

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When my sister was little she didn't know what a migraine headache was called. I told her they were called "lobotomies." For a while she used to tell people, "Whenever I get a lobotomy, my head hurts."
Alex

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I was the only non catholic student at my catholic primary school and believed that since I was not catholic if I was to touch holy water to my forehead my finger would burn right through my skin into my brain.
Jenny

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When asking my kid sister (age 6) what she wanted to be when she grew up, she replied "a scientist". I asked what kind of scientist and she says " A MAD scientist!"
Natalie

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My mom and dad both had dark brown hair. I used to believe that people could not get married unless they had the same hair color.
Anon

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At one time I believed that ZZ Top was an unusually large bustline.
Donna K.

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