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My Uncle told me that if I put my right shoe on first the other would always be left. I took that literally and always put my right shoe on first. When I got older and realized the joke; I could not break this habit, no matter how hard I tried. As an adult I tried for quite some time and did succeed in being able to put either shoe on first.

Anon
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When I was little, I really liked the way mustaches and beards looked and planned to grow my own someday. I changed my mind after discovering that facial hair on women is not deemed desirable in the western world.

Anon
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I used to believe that my apperence was picked by my dad making a plastic mould of a face and putting it in a zapping machine to create my appearence!

Quako
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I thought cologne would make me smell better when I drank it. After having my stomach pumped I was told otherwise.

Doofus
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Years ago I thought old ladies pushed hat-pins through their heads to secure their hats.

Mike B.
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This happened about a week ago,and it is about my Four year old son.

I went to the tiolet at a friends place and she had a set of weight scales in the bathroom.
Being female I jumped on and muttered to myself."I'm not as big a last time".
Then I got off,and my boy jumped on ....."How big are MY feet Mum?"

Atredies
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When I was very young, my mom got her ears pierced. I asked her how they did it, and she said that they used a little gun to put the earring in. For years afterwards (until I was a teenager, probably) I was mortified of ever having to pierce my own ears, because I envisioned my mom standing against a wall, and someone with an actual gun on the other side of the room taking aim and firing at her ear.

Katy
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(i was told)(by my mum)if you didn't let your mum squeeze your blackheads they would grow big and drag you down to the river - i knew an old man ( a saw doctor) who had enormous ones so i knew they did get big

eric irwin, aged 50 and a half
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I wouldn't wear stripy socks because I used to believe the stripes dug into your feet

Shirley Reeves
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When I used to wear dresses when I was about 5 and it was one of my first times of going to the loo on my own. I took off my dress then did my business. No one told me that you just pull down your pants.

Helen
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I used to think that women's handbags were hambags and every women went around carrying ham, for a reason I never questioned.

MR.T.Sanders
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I had just started school and I came home and told my mum that I wanted twigs in my hair like my new best friend who's name I couldn't remember. For days I went on about these twigs and mum hadn't a clue what I was on about until I pointed out my new best friend. Her name was Barita, she belonged to the only black family in my town and she had little plaites all over her head!

Claire UK
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my great uncle used to tell me that, if my hand was bigger than my entire face, that i was an alien, and i believed it 4 a while

newman
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i used to believe that if you stick your tongue out that someone holding a pair of scissors might walk by an accidently cut it off. this led me to keeping my tongue safetly in my mouth as much as possible. I also believed this about penises so i kept that pretty safe too. so far so good!

Anon
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I used to think I loved the smell of make up, because when mum went out for the night wearing lip stick and foundation, she always smelled so nice! It wasn't till I was 13, and sniffing lipsticks in a pharmacy, that I realised this wasn't the case. That same day I discovered perfume.

Anon
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My parents always used to tell me that you had to wear clean underwear everyday in case you were in a car accident. I grew up thinking that my underwear could stop traffic

Anon
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I used to believe that when I was changing my clothes I had to keep my back covered somehow or get clothed really quickly or else the devil would come from behind me and kill me by stabbing me with a knife.

D.C.
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When I was around seven years old, the local tough guy kid took an extreme dislike to me. I was doing my best to avoid meeting him on neighbourhood streets, for fear of being beaten up. At around that time, I read a book about a kid in a similar situation. The author wrote: "I held my breath and hoped that he didn't recognize me." For a long time afterward, I believed that holding your breath changed your appearance.

David Moore
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one of my friends mums once told me that if i pulled a silly face and the wind changed direction, my face would stay that way. I was always uneasy about pulling silly faces for too long...

Anon
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I was told when i was little that when you lie a blue spot appereared on your forehead until you admitted you'd lied.

Anon
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