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I used to believe that jaywalking was walking around naked. I think it had something to do with the phrase "naked as a jaybird."

Sandra
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I used to believe that if you tried to buy something and then at the counter realised that you didn't have enough money you could go to jail.

Giggy
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For a few years i believed that there was a large man whos goal it was to make it to my house and capture me and that he would spend as much time on this as necessary. I believed that he could only make progress while i myself was walking or running(i.e. he could take steps only when i did). So this being the case i ran as fast as possible everywhere, especially in my garage where i believed the danger was greatly increased. He never made it, i think he knew i was onto him.

Ben
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When I was around seven, I used to believe that a mad-axe murderer would come into my room at night, and that if I put my entire body under the covers and stared at the wall, he wouldn't notice me.

what were they feeding me
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When i was younger somebody in primary school told me that their sister had been kidnapped in the night from her bed and all that they left in the bed was a brown paper bag with a face on it.I believed this untill i was about ten and would never sleep with the window open incase anybody climbed in,

kasia
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I believed that when someone "broke the law", that meant it was no longer a law. Congress would have to make the law over again. What a lot of work!

Vicki J.
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I used to think "shoplifters" were very strong people who literally got underneath stores and lifted the entire buildings over their heads like weightlifters. Once when I was in a drugstore with my mom, I saw a muscular man with tatoos and a buzz cut. I pointed him out to my mom and said "Look, that guy must be one of those shoplifters!" My mother shushed me.

Spark
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When I was around 5 years old, my mom told me it was against the law for a girl and boy who weren't married to sleep in the same bed. About a year later, I was at my grandma's house, and my cousin (a boy) was spending the night too. We were only 6 and 7, and we were really close, and talked a lot, so my grandma decided to put us in the same bedroom. I threw a fit and said that i would go to jail for the rest of my life.

Dyth
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I used to believe that arson was a flammable liquid, not the act of deliberately setting fires.

Joey Schwartzman
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I remember in 3rd grade I asked a friend what rape was, and she told me it was when a guy took a knife and cut your lower stomach.

Brittany
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When I was younger I was always afraid my house was going to be broken into. I didn't want them to kill anyone, so when my dad opened the car door so I could get out (the child lock was on) I would dash out of the car and ring the doorbell madly, so all the burglars would know to get out of the house, and wouldn't become desperate enough to kill someone! To this very day I ring doorbells like that.

Michelle
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when i was little i saw the news and there was some guy sentenced to life plus 40 years, and i couldn't understand why they would keep his dead body in jail for another 40 years

Anon
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I used to believe that it was illegal to eat hot cross buns at any time other than easter, and those who did were committing a moral atrocity.

Eleanor
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i used to think that if you didn't believe in god you went to prison!

Anon
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When i was little my friend told me that there were always burgulars in your house every night. She said that if you were asleep the burgulars would leave you alone, but if you were awake they would kill you. So if I ever woke up in the middle of the night I would never open my eyes so the burgulars thought I was asleep

Kate
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When my little sister was about four and was obsessed with all things girly, she used to think it was against the law for a girl not to wear a dress. I was a tomboy and she threatened to call the cops whenever I wore jeans.

Hope
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I thought that mass murderers were murderers kills someone in the Catholic church.

"mass (something to do with church)"

Anon
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I thought that blackmail meant sending black envelopes to people.

Anon
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i used to believe that when money laundering involved when someone puts cash inside the laundry machine to wash all the dirt on the money. Me and my mom thought when someone left money inside of their pockets and puts it in the washing machine is commiting money laundering.

Anon
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I used to think that when someone was executed by firing squad, they were burned to death, after I found out that they were riddled with bullets.

Anon
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