i used to believe

Established in 2002 and now featuring 75763 beliefs!

sections

animals
at home
bad habits
body functions
body parts
death
food
grown-ups
kids
language
make-believe
media
music
nature
neighbourhood
people
religion
school
science
sex
the law
the past
the world
time
toilets
transport

technology

Show most recent or highest rated first.

page 8 of 23

< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 >


When I was little I knew that if you ran "C:\Con\Con" on a windows 95/98 PC it was mess up the computer. I thought that "C:\Con\Con" was some kind of magic word that would mess up or kill anything you said it to, or wrote on. I was horrified that I might absent-mindedly mumble it to myself or write it on myself. I once had a nightmare that it happened and I died. One die I was fed up with my little brother, so I wrote on his forehead "C:\Con\Con" during his nap, because I knew it was mess up his head. I still write it on things I don't like, it's a force of habit. I'm a nerd.

I miss my Windows 95 :(
score for this belief : 2vote this belief upvote this belief down

when i was little (15 now) my cousin had the kind of lamps that u tap to turn on/off and so on. she had me convinced that that she did it with magical powers....i dint learn until 5 years later when my mom bought me one for my birthday!

my birthday is july 26!! im a leogirl
score for this belief : 1.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

I grew up in a household that was rather behind-the-times, technologically. When I was in 7th grade (1995-96), the only computer we owned was a hopelessly obsolete old MacIntosh.

So one day in Social Studies class, the teacher asked, "Do any of you know who the richest person in the world is?"

A boy answered, "Bill Gates. He's got, like, fifty billion dollars."

"And who is Bill Gates?"

"The guy who invented Windows."

The guy who invented windows. My first thought was, "Wow! No wonder he's so rich-- I've never seen a house without windows."

My second (slightly more intelligent) thought was, "Wait... The guy who invented windows is still alive? How OLD must he be?!"

I forget how long it took me to realize they were talking about the operating system. I'm glad I didn't say anything out loud-- otherwise they never would've let me move up to 8th grade.

Katherine
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

This goes for my friend

He thought when online ordering first came out. The item would just pop out of the computer screen!

CLH
score for this belief : 2vote this belief upvote this belief down

I used to think that my computer had a mind of its own. Whenever i ever was in a bad mood, my computer would strangeley enough run faster and download stuff faster, as if it were comforting me. Whenever i pushed my computer to much, it ould get angry and run slower and make me do worse in video games.

Stevensonbak
score for this belief : 2.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

One day at my grandma's house I was looking at a book that I wanted on Amazon.com. My cool grandmother came in, and, without question, bought the book for me and my little brother. i knew it would be a few days before we got it in the mail, but my brother sat anxiously in front of the printer, asking where it would come out.

Anon
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

When I was little, my grandma had a printer that made a whirring sound as it printed the paper. It sounded like a little voice saying, "Help me, help me, help me!" MY printer, on the other hand, had a cute little voice that said, "f*** you, f*** you, f*** you..."

RJ
score for this belief : 3vote this belief upvote this belief down

i used to believe that I could not make a camera self- potrait since I would have to stare in the lens & pose ( with a smile) at the same time! (impossible!!!!!)

J@M & $uG@r
score for this belief : 1.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

I used to think that I could put a audio tape into the VCR (even though the audio tape is too small) and it will still work. I once tried it and it broke.

Anon
score for this belief : 2.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

My sister thought that she could video me by simply inserting the VHS tape into the VCR sideways.

Anon
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

I thought if you point the video camera at the TV then both the video camera and the TV will explode.

Anon
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

top belief!

I thought that if you wanted to print something out in landscape, you had to buy a special sideways-printing printer.

Randy
score for this belief : 4vote this belief upvote this belief down

I used to believe that if someone took a picture of another person, the person in the picture would stay in that position/place forever.

RedshoesGreenlaces
score for this belief : 2.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

I thought horsepower meant how fast horses can run. But 200 horses can't run any faster than 2, so why was 200 horsepower better than 2?.....

jenny
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

I used to believe that if I played Super Mario on SNES hard enough, I'd get a special colored Yoshi :(

M
score for this belief : 2.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

This one is about my sister. She is 22 and I am 20. Last year I started working at an office so I had access to all the cool office things like copiers and fax machines. My sister had never used a fax machine before since we never had access to one. One day she needed to fill out paper work for her job and send it to them. My mom suggested she fax it instead of sending it so she came to my work so I could fax it for her. Before I faxed it I mentioned that since it was an important document they might need the real copy. My sister looked at me blankly and said,

"Why won't they get the real copy."

That's when I realised that my sister was under the impression that a fax machine was like a transporter. I couldn't stop laughing as I explained to her how they really worked. I think she was dissapointed.

Midget
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

When I was younger, I thought I was the only person in the world who knew that pressing record while the radio was on actually taped the songs.

Anon
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

When I was young I used to think the screens at movie theaters were just like giant TVs. There was a VRC built into the wall below the screen and they just put a tape in and it played on the screen like a giant TV...

Amanda
score for this belief : 2vote this belief upvote this belief down

I used to think that a CD burner would literally burn the CD and when my dad bought one I asked "why don't you just use the fireplace?"

phiromaniac
score for this belief : 2.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

i used to belive that computers were really smart people that we buy

sarzz
score for this belief : 1.5vote this belief upvote this belief down


I Used To Believe™ © 2002 - 2020 Mat Connolley, another Iteracy website.   privacy policy