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After seeing 'Grease' when I was little, I kept expecting people to break out in song and dance while we were in public - especially when we'd go to the county fair. I even tried starting it a couple times and was confused when no one joined in.

Britt (from media : films)
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When I was young I was so convinced that the Tooth Fairy was real. My dad is so creative, he made "a tooth fairy trap", I can barely remember it but it involved string and paper and like a cage... we set down ink so she would walk in it and leave foot prints. The next morning there was little footprints all over my paper and money under my pillow. I understood completely why she didnt get caught, cause she is way too little and fast. when i got older i realized my dad used my Barbie shoes to create the footprints.. :(

Anon (from make-believe : fairies)
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When I was little I believed that i had two stomachs; one for dinner and one for desert! Because, i would get full on dinner, but when desert came around, oh boy! I could eat everything!

shannon (from body functions : eating)
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When I was younger, I thought that the pieces of seaweed that washed up on the beach were shark guts. For years, I ran away whenever I saw them, and I wouldn't got in the water.

Lolo (from animals : general)
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I used to believe that only people who's first name was "doctor" could be a doctor. I was heavily disappointed with my mother for not naming me doctor.

Bradi (from grown-ups : work)
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I thought that when there was a flashback scene in a movie they would shoot those scenes first when the actor was young and then wait twenty years for them to grow up to finish the rest of the movie.

Amanda (from media : films)
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I used to believe that french fries were stuffed with mashed potatoes... but I could never figure out how they got in there.

Nancy (from food : general)
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When I was a kid, I used to believe that ducks walked across your face at night and poop, and that's where eye crusties came from. I used to try and stay up as late as I could to try and see the duck.

Anon (from body functions : sleeping)
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On the way to my grandparents lake-house my aunt would always point out the large prison on the left. There was large red and white flagpole out front and I never looked past it, because I believed the flagpole was the prison (and thought it was a faraway tower). I wondered how they fit all the bad guys on top of each other.

Anon (from the law : criminals)
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For thanksgiving my grandmother would always make this red cabbage steu and my aunt told me that it was frog guts. I still wont eat it to this day.

Anon (from food : nasty food)
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My mother had dentures from just shortly after she got out of high school. Therefor I grew up watching her take her teeth out every night and of course she explained that she got them when her teeth fell out.

Until I was 10 years old I thought everyone's teeth just fell out at a certain age and then you got dentures.

I was really bummed when I found out the truth. I'd had big plans to get an extra set for myself with fangs.....

Dennis (from body parts : general)
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My cousin and I are 11 days apart. She and I were always competing in everything together. As we started to develop, a friend of the family told us, if we ate a lot of carrots our boobs would grow. According to the friend, that was why carrots were pointy. My cousin and I would eat a bag of baby carrots every day or 2. To this day our ongoing joke is that she must have ate more carrots than me.

shawn (from body parts : general)
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My son once asked my wife what she was doing. She said she was making develed eggs. He asked for one. She said they weren't ready. He said he would wait until she put the devil in them.

Patrick (from food : dangerous food)
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I used to believe that when your foot was falling asleep, your brains were actually falling down into your foot.

Anon (from body parts : general)
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When I was a kid during world War II, my grandmother was a keen knitter and it seemed she could create almost any shape from those flashing needles, of which she had many different types. On finding a huge pair about 15inches long, I asked my Dad what they were for, and he told me, "For knitting battleships for the Navy". Now, as every four year old knows, Dads know everything, so I accepted this as just another incomprehensible adult explanation that I still couldn't really understand. Then I saw my Mum scouring a frying pan with some metallic stuff, and she told me it was called steel wool. So that explained everything - of course you could knit with wool made of steel, so my Dad was right again and my grandma was as brilliant as I always knew she was.

Swanny (from grown-ups : family)
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I used to believe a honeymoon was when newlyweds flew up to the moon and scooped honey off the moon to keep it in a jar forever.

Halli (from grown-ups : marriage)
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When I first came to the U.S. I was 5 years old and it was winter. A few days into the move to our apartment in NYC it had snowed overnight. When I first saw the snow I thought it was piles of sugar all over the streets. I asked my dad why there was sugar all over the streets, he laughed.

Ahmed (from nature : weather)
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When I was little, my dad, brother and I went to the supermarket to get cheese. The lady at the counter gave us each a sample of munster cheese, and told us that if we ate it, we would grow horns in the morning, and become monsters. I was terrified of munster cheese after that, and refused to eat it no matter what the circumstances were.

MONSTER (from food : dangerous food)
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My little brother used to think that ketchup was made of, as he called it, crushed lice... yes, lice. He had heard it somewhere and was convinced of some sort of ketchup conspiracy poisoning us. He refused to eat it therefore. Any time I, his sister, put ketchup on anything he was horrified and called me crazy :-) Ha ha

Mara (from food : dangerous food)
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When we were little and on a trip, my Dad would keep us quiet by telling us to look for "Spam animals". These were cute little fuzzy creatures with big eyes that lived on the top of hills and where spam meat came from. It would keep me, my sister and brother busy. Sometimes we even thought we spotted some.

Melissa (from animals : general)
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