I Used To Believe newsletter: November 2011
This month we're living in the future - no more antiquated sťances to speak to your ancestors, just use the microphone on their graves.
I thought there was a disease "Bigpox" that was like Smallpox only more horrible...
my brother used to believe that the vases in cemeteries, the ones with the holes in, were microphones that you could speak to dead people through
I used to believe that the candidate that lost the Presidential election became the Vice President as a sort of consolation prize. I didn't realize candidates picked their vice presidents ahead of time.
When I was six or seven I asked my little brother to marry me when we were grown ups so that we could live in a house and collect rocks together. He agreed.
When I was 5 I used to believe that I was the only person in the world with the ability to make crunching noises when I ate.
I used to think that cinemas needed a massive DVD to slot in underneath the big screen when I was little so I always used to check when we went to the movies!
One time I had many goosebumps on my back and I was eating too much chicken and my mom told me I was growing feathers! After 1 week of me crying she finally told me it was a joke (:
When I was young I thought that if it was raining here it was raining everywhere.
When I was younger my aunt's nose job went wrong so her nose came out long and pointy. For a long time I thought that she was a witch.
When I was four or five, my Mom would drink Coke and my Dad would drink Diet Coke so I always just believed that Coke was for girls and Diet Coke was for boys. I didn't drink Diet Coke till I was like, eight.
My father told me that some breeds of chicken have four legs. I spent much of my childhood looking for this illusive bird every time we drove past a farm!
David - UK
I used to believe, thanks to my sister, that mannequins were once real people. She told me they were people that God had punished for being bad and they were 'frozen' forever.
When I was little, a slew of "don't drink and drive" campaigns began playing more and more often on the radio and television. I didn't take long before I was interrogating my father, caught red-handed, sipping from his can of pepsi while taking me with him to the grocery store - seems they left a pretty important detail out of the slogan.
At the ocean's horizon there was a giant waterfall.
I used to believe that, on television when it said 'Please ask for Bill payer's permission', that Bill Payer was some guy everyone used to ring up to ask for permission to do something. I used to say 'Man, Bill Payer must be annoyed with these people calling him asking can they buy things all the time.'
I used to think when i watched scooby doo if I turned off the tv when the bad guy was chasing them they would get a break from running and be able to defeat him
I used to believe Alaska was full of unicorns. The misty tundra just seemed like the perfect place for them to live.
I thought there were some swear words so bad if you said them you would go to jail!
I thought that the Empire State Building was actually the Entire State Building since you could see the entire state of New York from the top of it!
I used to believe "eaves drop" was actually "ears drop".