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I Used To Believe newsletter: September 2008

Hi,

In this month's beliefs, vegetables are resorting to disguises in order to sneak onto our plates. At least they're just devious, not like tooth-shattering croutons which Batman has been eating a lot of!

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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When I was 4 years old I knew that milk comes from cows, but for a little while I thought that apple juice came from horses.
Anon

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I used to think that when there were police chases, the cop was racing the bad guy and if the bad guy won he was allowed to get away.
Sam

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My sister used to believe that nuns didn't have feet - she went to Catholic school and thought the nuns floated along. She was very surprised when a young nun joined a jump rope game and she was her jumping with FEET!
Karen D

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I used to think that Cirque Du Soleil was Spanish because when I was younger I heard it as Circus Olay!
me

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When I was young, I hated peas and was suspicious of all pea-shaped foods, thinking that they might just be peas in disguise. I squished each and every blueberry I ate because I thought it might be a pea holding its breath and trying to sneak into my mouth!
-mej

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I read in one of my books that the T Rex used its small arms for preying. I read this as "praying" and wondered how it could get those tiny arms together around its huge body.
K.C.

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One day my grandma and I passed a cemetery. I asked her what it was and she said it was where they buried dead people's bodies. After that I thought that only bodies were buried and the family kept the head!
#NAME?

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For my entire childhood I believed I was one of the three munchkins that sing to Dorothy on the yellow brick road. Someone told me when I was really young that it was myself, my brother, and my cousin that welcomed her. I even went as far as to tell people in elementary school; I was surprised they didn't recognize me.
b

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My grandmother always lost her purse and keys and would say "Oh those darn elves took my keys!" Whenever I lost something I cried because I thought elves were stealing my stuff.
Linduhsee

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When I was little, my mum told me that any food we didn't eat at dinner went to a place called Leftover Land. She threatened that one day she was going to take us to Leftover Land, where we'd have to eat all of our associated leftovers. I sometimes left behind the parts of the meal I liked best, so that when she finally took me I'd be able to have a good time.
Virgil Ierubino

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I used to think that boogers were pieces of your brain and contained things that you forgot, so if you ate them you'd remember.
shawnee

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I used to think the batman logo was a mouth with funky looking teeth, until one day many many many years later I realized it was actually a bat.
april

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I used to call croutons "concretes" because they were so crunchy that I thought they were made of concrete.
Scary Dream

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I used to believe that what ever the color eyes you had was the color you see. My mom has brown eyes so I thought she can only see brown. I thought I had tie-dye eyes because I could see every color.
Taylor S.

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I used to believe my attic was a black hole - my mother would always tell me to be careful around it and my siblings told stories about things getting stuck up there. When I was little I used to run really fast along the edge of the hallway so I wouldn't get sucked up!
Teka

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When I first heard about Pontius Pilate I thought his last name was spelled "pilot". I hadn't yet learned about the Wright Brothers or how the airplane wasn't invented until the 1920s, so I thought that Pontius was some guy that flew an airplane.
Will

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I used to believe that walking around the local streets in a certain order would bring me out at the seaside which was 70 miles away. Never did find the correct order...
Ian Steele

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I used to think that when you slept, your eyes turned round to watch performances in your head.
rasverone

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I used to believe that clouds were mashed potatoes and whenever we had mashed potatoes for dinner my mother had reached up and grabbed them.
kimmy

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I used to think that kidneys were where babies (kids) came from.
Ri

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