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Choose one of the following categories: criminals, drugs, police,or view the best beliefs in this section as voted by visitors. Here are the most recently added beliefs:



For some reason, I used to think it was illegal to make up stories in your head, without writing them down on paper!

Anon
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I used to believe that copying definitions out of a book counted as plagiarism!

Anon
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I used to believe that police officers were basically the entire criminal justice system. I thought they could arrest anyone at any time and send them to prison for as long as they wanted.
When I was about 5 or 6, a police officer visited my school to give a talk. I asked a question and called him 'Sir' but he told me to call him 'Dave', not 'Sir.
I immediately burst in to tears because I thought I had angered him and he was going to send me to prison for the rest of my life.

Anon
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When I was a kid, I thought it was illegal to photocopy pages out of books, because of that message that says 'all rights reserved' and tells you not to copy out of the book without permission from the publisher, and thought people had to contact the publishing company just to get permission for that! Like the privacy policy that you get on the internet with so many websites, makes more sense as you get older and learn about new inventions.

Natasha
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My mother has this friend whose last name is Stalker, so when I heard people talking about stalkers, I thought they meant my mom's friend and people related to her.

Anon
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I used to believe that if you “burnt” a cd on to ITunes on your computer, so you could listen to it on your IPod, you were violating copyright rules.

Marideth
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When I was five, I tried to report myself to the police because I'd drawn on the furniture.

Anon
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I used to believe opening a fruitsnack package from the wrong end will send you to jail.

Lunarmoon
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As a kid I didn't realize the severity of getting arrested. I though it was like time-out but for grown-ups; so I figured pretty much everyone went to jail at least once in their lives. I was shocked when I asked my parents if they had ever been to jail and they said no.

c
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I used to believe that there was something called the grammar police and if you say a lot of things wrong(like saying axe instead of ask), the grammar police will come to your house and give you a ticket for bad grammar. I got scared and tried not to make a mistake while speaking!

Anon
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