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ten random beliefs

When I was 4 I had the misconception that hair grew in water, which is why when I cut all my hair off and my mother wailed for my extraordinary explanation, I cheerfully replied, "don't worry mommy. It will grow back when I take a bath."

Molly (from at home : bathrooms)
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When I was really little, I used to think that "Kentucky Fried Chicken" was said "Chucky Chy Chicken".

My mom still jokingly calls it that sometimes XD

Scary Dream (from language : speaking)
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When I was younger my dad used to tell me that when the ice cream van was playing that tune, it meant he had run out of ice cream! No ice cream for me :(

Kelly (from neighbourhood : ice cream vans)
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I used to believe that if someone hit you on your back when you're eyes were wide open your eyes would pop out of their sockets.

Scared little sister (from body parts : eyes)
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I used to believe that if you got a splinter it would fossilize and adhere to your bones making them stronger. Furthermore when my mother tried to tell me I was wrong about this I told her that I knew I was right .... because I knew all about George Washington.

TheAmber (from body functions : being ill)
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I used to believe that meat was obtained from animals who died a natural death.

When I attended a funeral with my family and was told about cremation I assumed that the person was being cooked for eating. I was not able to eat meat for some time after as I was always concerned that I was potentially eating a human.

Donna (from death : people)
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when I was little, I thought that each foreign language was just a 'code', + you could learn it by finding out which letters represented which. The only foreign word I knew was 'oui', so I had a starting point for learning French:
Y=O
E=U
S=I
I was dying to find something writen in French so I could crack more of the code...

Nin (from language : foreign languages)
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When my mum was brushing my hair at night, I used to have lots of tangles and she would say that I had knots in my hair, I understoud nuts and would be very confused.

Anon (from body parts : hair)
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I used to think that you had to be french to really taste french fries.

Not French;) (from food : general)
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As a child, I had some very strange ideas about the world, traffic crossing poles in particular. You know how when you want to cross the street, you press the button on the pole, right? My mom always told me that pressing it multiple times wouldn't make it go faster, but still I saw people doing so every day. So, I came to the conclusion that somewhere there was a big office that tracked every time each individual traffic crossing button was pressed, and produce a 'beep' noise. I thought to myself, "Gee, what a boring job," so I often pressed it to the beat of a catchy tune, so that it would 'beep' the same tune to the office workers and make their day more interesting.

Alison (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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