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My dad always told us that he fought in WW2 (which was odd because we're Canadian), but it was extra hard to believe because my dad wasn't even born until 1946!

Sandi
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That kids weren't allowed in Hawaii - my dad told me this when I was younger and wanted to go

Stephanie
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When I was little my mom told me the reason the dentist gloves tasted bad was because I wouldn't quit moving and whenever they got my mouth open I wuold try to close it again.

bgbg
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I always thought that "elbow grease" was a type of lubricant until about 2 years ago. I'm 19.

Erika
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My family all got together to watch Finding Nemo on dvd one night. My uncle and dad were talking about the voice of Dori being Ellen DeGeneris. They were talking about how she came out of the closet. But my little sister thought that Ellen lived in a closet. My uncle didn't help matter by telling her that yes Ellen lived in a closet and used a coffee can as a bathroom. SHe relayed all of her new found information to me and I set her staight on what coming out of the closet means. But everyn night I would go into her room to tell her goodnight. I would say " Goodnight Kerry" then open the closet door and say " Goodnight Ellen"

JewLea
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When I was just past being Little I used to believe That other people could hear your thoughts if they were listening when you were thinking nasty thoughts about them..I had major paranoid guilt issues all through my adolescence because of that

anon
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When I was about 5 my Mom told me that that when children did something naughty it was written on their forehead and only mothers could see it. So when I got in trouble I would place my hand over my forehead and say "It wasn't me!"

Anon
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I believed for some time that a store in our town, "Toys Topless", was a convertible car accessories store, as my mom said when I asked (even though it had blacked out windows and creepy guys walking into it).

KPF
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When I was about 4 my mother told me the white spots under my fingernails meant I had told I lie. I didn't recall ever telling a lie so I figured that my perception of a what a lie was must be off, and could not figure out what a lie was for several years.

Lauren
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When my sister and I were around 6 or 7 , I told my sister that the sun bleached dog crap on the front lawn were fossils from dinosaurs and very rare, so she would always go fossil hunting loading up her pockets with dog crap. She did that for a couple years until our mom told her that she was tired of emptying her pockets prior to doing the wash. Fifty years have passed and she still doesn't trust me very much.

Garry
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i used to tell my little sister that she really didnt belong in my family and that her real family will come get her soon and it would make her cry alot but then she told and i got in trouble :/

chelsea
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I made my childhood friend believe that if she steps on a drink carton God will get angry at her. and she believed me n she didn't step on it!

banzie
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When my younger brother and I were kids, my older brother would tell us he had to check our candy and soda for poison so he would drink half of our sodas and eat most of our candies, then tell us they were all okay to eat.

Kat
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We had cats when I was a kid, but until we found the 'right one', we had a few that didn't quite work out. These animals were all strays that we'd taken in that for one reason or another, failed to earn the right to stay with us.

My dad would tell us that he was taking these hapless pets to 'the farm', which was a happy place where all kinds of animals ran free and played with each other in the country.

I believed in this place for years. It wasn't until I was in my teens that I figured out that 'the farm' was actually a random 'nice neighbourhood', that seemed to have a lot of kids living in it in the city where my father worked.

Anon
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I used to believe that when I told a lie my nose would get bigger and bigger. I also used to believe that if I ate an apple core a real apple tree would grow in my tummy and poke out my ears!

Anon
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i used to believe that if u lied ur tongue would fall out

Mari
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my friend at camp told me that he used to live next door to the 20th century fox logo because the rent was cheap,but getting some sleep was next to impossible because of all the fanfair music and lights, he said that his father used to
shout out the window at it and say; Hey!! give it a rest allready! I'm trying to sleep!!

funonthrun
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My poor dear friend "Al" had a belief until he was 31 that is just so sad. He came from a family of abusive alcoholics that were extremely dysfunctional. One day we were out at some event in a park - it might have been a 4th of July picnic - and it came out that he honestly believed that all the families and kids that appeared to be having fun and getting along nicely with each other were only playing their proper public roles. In his family that was how everyone was supposed to act in public so the "social workers wouldn't get them and take them away". But all the way til that conversation at the age of 31, he believed that all the happy families were just play acting. I think he may still, to this day, have a few doubts on it. Its so sad that anyone has to grow up in a way that could allow them to believe that and for so long.

A friend
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my mother always told me that she can tell when im lying because when you lie you tounge turns black

Anon
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Not all erroneous beliefs can be attributed to the ignorance of youth. When I was in college we convinced a good friend that you could save on shampoo costs if you froze it and then sliced off a thin portion when you needed it. We found her shampoo in the freezer the next day. Don't worry, she went on to get her Ph.D. in biochemistry.

Ann Y.
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