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I used to think that when people talked about the stock market crashing, they said sock market, and that everyone had to wear old socks with holes in them because they couldn't buy new ones.

Julianna (from the world : money)
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I used to think that people were either born adults or kids and you were paired up with and adult who takes care of you.

anonymous (from grown-ups : family)
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When I was little my Dad told me Japanese people work hard and eat raw fish called sushi. I imagined a man pulling a wriggling fish out of the ocean and biting right into it. I thought the Japanese must work so hard they have no time to cook the fish!

Leah (from the world : nationalities)
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When I was little my big sister told me to say hi and be nice to the mannequins at the mall because they were people too!

Judy (from neighbourhood : going shopping)
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When I had chicken pox my older brothers told me that I was getting them because of two guys inside me with hammers that were punching them out of my skin, and the only way to get rid of them was to let them punch me in the stomach...totally bought it.

Robb (from body functions : being ill)
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I used to believe that every day tiny little people, with tiny suits and breifcases and costumes, came to my house to work in the TV.

Anon (from media : tv)
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When I was 7 had my 5 year old brother convinced that my mom's perfume and makeup would keep the bugs away. I put it on him before we went outside for about a week before someone told my mom.

Kalena (from neighbourhood : excursions)
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When I was four, my dad's best friend told me that the black olives on his pizza were cockroaches (to keep me from eating his pizza - how much pizza could a four year old eat?). To this day, I can't eat black olives.

Jena (from food : nasty food)
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I used to believe that when you circled a letter on a multiple choice the letters couldn't Breathe. I never completely circled them.

Tyler (from school : classes)
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My brother and I thought that you burped before you died, so whenever we played dead we'd let out a huge belch and drop to the ground.

Anon (from death : people)
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cantaloups are baby antelopes

Anon (from animals : general)
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I used to believe that a strip club meant that you took your own clothing off

Adam (from people : appearance)
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I used to believe that frost bite was when arctic wolves came out in cold weather to bite off your fingers and toes.

Lexi (from body functions : being ill)
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That box office numbers were not about money. If I heard, "The new Star Wars grossed over 10 million this weekend." I thought that 10 million people were grossed out when they saw it.

Mashplum (from media : films)
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Once, when I was 5, my brother and I were swimming in our pool. My fingers were starting to get wrinkly and I showed him. He told me that meant I was turning into an old lady. I cried.

Michelle (from grown-ups : getting older)
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During a very long car ride to the ocean, I came to the conclusion that the moon was actually a reflection of Earth, and if I looked hard enough, I really could see my family's car moving on the surface.

gnome (from nature : outer space)
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You know that hole at the top of the sink to prevent overflow? I used to believe that any water that went down there went straight to Africa to the people that didn't have fresh water, so I spent hours cupping my hands diverting water from the tap down the hole!

Lauren (from at home : bathrooms)
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I always thought that when you were ready to get married, you would go to a huge warehouse of people and walk around until you found the one you liked.

John (from grown-ups : marriage)
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When I was little, my sister told me that watermellons were elephant eggs. I waited for two months for a baby elephant to hatch out of the watermelon in the kitchen.

Kyle (from food : watermelons)
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I used to think that the toilets went directly to the lakes and streams. I also loved to fish, so one day when my mom would not take me I decided that I would just use the toilet. An hour latter and a full reel of line later my mom heard the contant flushing and found me "Toilet fishing"

Wolfen Bones (from toilets : general)
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