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I Used To Believe newsletter: May 2011

Hi,

This month we have that well known measure of economic prosperity, socks, and the standard for success at the cinema, disgusted audiences - the more the better, as farm as film studios are concerned!

Have fun,

Mat.

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I used to think that when people talked about the stock market crashing, they said sock market, and that everyone had to wear old socks with holes in them because they couldn't buy new ones.
Julianna

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I grew up in Mexico, and in Spanish the word for cashier is the same word used for box. I went to the bank with my mom and she told me she had to go to the "box" to deposit some money. I believed that money was kept in cardboard boxes in the bank until I was 8.
Cata

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I used to think that people were either born adults or kids and you were paired up with and adult who takes care of you.
anonymous

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When I was little my Dad told me Japanese people work hard and eat raw fish called sushi. I imagined a man pulling a wriggling fish out of the ocean and biting right into it. I thought the Japanese must work so hard they have no time to cook the fish!
Leah

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When I had chicken pox my older brothers told me that I was getting them because of two guys inside me with hammers that were punching them out of my skin, and the only way to get rid of them was to let them punch me in the stomach...totally bought it.
Robb

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When i was in preschool they served overcooked broccoli (almost yellow in color...ew) and after that I was convinced cauliflower was just broccoli that got cooked too long and eventually turned white
Page

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I used to believe that when you circled a letter on a multiple choice the letters couldn't breathe. I never completely circled them.
Tyler

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That box office numbers were not about money. If I heard, "The new Star Wars grossed over 10 million this weekend." I thought that 10 million people were grossed out when they saw it.
Mashplum

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When my sister and I were young we used to believe that the power station near our house was a playground. It honestly looked like a giant sized jungle gym to our young eyes. We were forever begging our mom to take us, luckily she never did.
Anon

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that using athletes foot cream would instantly make me an athlete.
Kate

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cantaloupes are baby antelopes
Anon

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when i was little i was convinced that rocks grew, i had seen big boulders and little pebbles so it made sense that the boulders were grown up rocks and the pebbles were baby rocks i would ask my mom if rocks grew she told me no but i thought she was lying
kim diaz

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My family and I live part-time in England and part-time in Italy, and when I first went to school in England one boy convinced me that my family must be gangsters. I assumed my grandfather must be the godfather, and whenever we went back to Italy I would search the house for guns.
Lucretzia

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When I was little my big sister told me to say hi and be nice to the mannequins at the mall because they were people too!
Judy

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During a very long car ride to the ocean, I came to the conclusion that the moon was actually a reflection of Earth, and if I looked hard enough, I really could see my family's car moving on the surface.
gnome

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i used to believe that a swat team was actually a squat team, because they squatted down behind stuff and waited for the bad guys to run out of bullets.
tepix

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I used to believe that standing on my head while taking something to cure a headache would make it go away faster, because the medicine went straight to my brain.
Matt

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I used to believe that every day tiny little people, with tiny suits and briefcases and costumes, came to my house to work in the TV.
Anon

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When I was 7 had my 5 year old brother convinced that my mom's perfume and makeup would keep the bugs away. I put it on him before we went outside for about a week before someone told my mom.
Kalena

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I remember keeping an egg (from the carton) in my bed for like a week because I thought it would hatch if I kept it warm. Not sure how I didn't break it.
Judy

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