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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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When I was little I used to watch "Seasame Street" all the time and one of the episodes Burt and Ernie are fishing. Burt is not catching anything oso ernie goes "Here Fishie fishie!" and a fish jumps in the boat. well I was out fishing with my dad and we were not catching any thing, so I do this and suddenly we are getting bites!!! to this day my dad will ask me to call the fishies in at random times.... I AM 26!!! .... still works though! lol

Wolfen Bones (from make-believe : magic tricks)
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When I was about 7, my family (including my aunt and cousins) were planning our first trip to Disneyland.
My Mum and Aunt thought it would be a good idea to have the kids contribute to their own spending money as a responsibility exercise.

We went around a circle giving our ideas. Some ideas where bake sales and car washes, but when it came to my turn, I said very matter-of-factly: "We can save the world, you know!"

I honestly believed we simply had to save the world - then they would let us into Disneyland for free, thus letting us have any toy we wanted.

Kazia (from kids : i'm different)
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I used to believe that kissing was illegal until you were married, and that movie stars got special government permissions.

Anon (from the law : criminals)
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When I was little I used to believe that a centipede walked like a tank- with a track of legs moving one after the other in a cycle.

Kirsten (from animals : creepy crawlies)
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My big sister insisted that cinnamon (sugar) and pepper were the same thing. I tried some pepper and spit it out. Then she convinced me that it tasted differently on different parts of the tongue. Thoughout my childhood I always moved pepper around in my mouth trying to get it to taste like cinnamon.

Brandon (from food : nasty food)
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When I was a little kid I believed that the weatherman controlled the weather. That's not too unreasonable- you're a little kid watching clouds and fronts move around on the map as the weatherman moves his hands! I was so mad when he made it rain on the weekend that my dad and I were supposed to go camping.

Anon (from media : tv)
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When I was little my dad was a really bad driver and loved to speed and run red lights with me in the car. Once he told me that getting a ticket from the police was actually a ticket to disney world. This prompted me to encourage him to speed, and break other laws of the road until he eventually got a ticket for zig-zagging across the road. The cop told him he was irresponsible for doing this with a child in the car. Then I asked the officer for the ticket so that we could go to disney. He looked at my dad with disgust.

Kathleen (from the law : police)
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When I was young, I used to think that a "problem" was an actual, physical object. Whenever my parents said something along the lines of "we have a problem", I would searching around the house for the problem so I could throw it away. :)

Kyra (from at home : around the house)
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