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When I was little I was convinced that Foxes lived down our toilet and if I sang really loudly they wouldnt attack me! Needless to say my parents used to dread me going to the loo if we had guests... God knows where I got that from...

Anon
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When my sister was about four, and me and my cousin were seven and eight we thought my littlesister was a monster praying to her Gods when she was on the toilet, beacuse she was singing weird songs, and making weird sounds. Hehe, me and my cousin had a lot fun with that.

Norah
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When I was a kid, I used to believe that there was a snake that lived in the toilet that would control when you had to use the bathroom. I assumed that if given the chance the snake would bite you and make you need to go to the bathroom in the most inoportune places. For example: on a highway with no rest stops. Therefore, I would spend as little time on the toilet as necesary.

katie rose
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When I was a kid, I was scared to death of using public bathrooms. For some reason, I had it in my head that all public bathrooms were just huge, dark holes in the ground that everyone had to squat or stand around. Being an extremely shy child, this idea scared me to death. Surprise bowel movements on trips to the grocery store with my mother often ended in her forcing me to use the restroom at the supermarket while I bawled crying, terrified of pooping in front of a group of people.

tim
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I used to believe that after I flushed the toilet it would go underground into these tubes underground where scientists would study it. I was so freaked out by these poop studying people I stopped flushing the toilet when I was 5. Luckily, I'm over that now.

Kelsie
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When I was very small, I always wondered where the poop and the pee would go after you flushed it. My belief was that the feses or urine would just flow through pipes and come out of the rain gutters somewhere. The way I pictured it was that some homeless guy and his bloodhound were sitting on the sidewalk next to a rainpipe and whenever I flushed the toilet, it would come out next to the homeless guy and the bloodhound would just lick it up! |-P

Ciarlene
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When I was about 4 my friend told me that if you didn't cover up your poo with toilet roll, it would all fly out again. Then my mum saw me filling the toilet with toilet roll, and told me it would blow up if I put too much in.

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I used to beleive that the water under the lid of the toilet was where our pee and poop went. Once it got filled up a parent would dump it and we'd start over again.

Melanie
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when i was little where my dad used to live there was a sewage works across the road. Me and my sister used to flush the toilet,quickly run across the road to the sewage works and watch to see If anything would happen lol

Hannah
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I once watched a tv show where a person won toilet water. everybody thought it was so nice and valuable, and i couldn't understand why you need to buy water to pour in the toilet, as there already is water in there! i figured out that it was some nice coloured water, but it still seemed strange to me.. later on i read on a bottle of perfume and i figured out the real meaning:D

irinarici
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since everyone flushed my fish down the toilet when i was younger i pictured it to lead right out to the middle of the sea...and that's where King Tritan lived...so obviously i could get in contact with him...i decided to write letters to the "King Tritan" and send them via tiolet...

the man who sat on the man who is Elvis
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well when i was just a little girl i had a dream that aliens told me to never pee in the toilet.. so for about a 3 or 4 days i peed in the bathtub but after that my mom told me how dumb i was and i peed in the toilet again.

lacey
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I used to think tirds were monsters! Scary!

Emma
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As a child, I knew that people always washed their hands after using the bathroom. However, I thought they just did it periodically, because their hands were getting dirty during the day-- like the way you had to wash your hands before lunch. The only reason they did it after using the bathroom was that they were right next to the basin and it was handy.

So... I never used to wash my hands if I was in the bathroom before breakfast, because I didn't see how they could have got dirty if I'd only been awake a few hours.

I was ill a *lot* as a child.

silverstar1809
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This actually wasnt too long ago.

The Miami Airport washrooms had gone high tec when they introduced these "hands-free flushable toilets", that I didnt know about at the time....

Turns out that after using the facility all of a sudden it roared! I jumped out of the stall horrified, pointing out to my mom that the toilet had flushed itself. She laughed and said "thats because on the other side of the wall there are these men that watch you and wait for you to finish so they can flush the toilet."

...I'm amazed that for the longest time i actually believed that.

Ragdoll
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I believed basically everything my brother told me. Like, it was cool to stick a gummy bear in your nose. Well, that one failed when my dad had to take tweezers to my little nostril. Anyway, my brother also told me in order to get taller (and i was and am a short asian girl), when you're on the shitter, rest your upper body against your legs. Then push your body against your legs until they begin to shake and when they do, you're growing!

Anon
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obviously, putting a phone in the toilet would cause the other person to get wet. it was very tempting, but i feared the mother's wrath.

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Until I was about 8 or 9, I thought that the "Eau de toilette" on perfume bottles meant that it lasted until the next time you went to the toilet. For this reason, I always went to the loo before spraying any, so that it would last as long as possible.

Ruby
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My sister and I used to believe that tiny people lived in the cistern of our toilet. We would pull out this little removable part (no idea what it's called!) and put our finger in. All the little bits of dirt we pulled out we thought were people and so we'd talk to them and then put them back in! We are now adults and laugh at the stupid things we used to believe (and that we didn't catch some strange disease).

Claire
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I always believed that the toilets which had more than one hole in the bottom must be smart enough to separate your waste. Liquid to the front and solids to the back. I was too young and too certain to really think through why such a thing would be done.

Brad G.
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