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I Used To Believe is a funny and bizarre collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all...

You can add your own to the site. If you think your beliefs were strange, check out our most common beliefs and discover that you're not alone!

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i used to belief that everytime anyone plays a song from cassette, radio, anywhere, and the artist sings it live everytime that is why they are so rich, cos they work hard.

fadlin (from music : pop stars)
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I used to think that euthanasia was a charity for little Indian kids. I would always hear people go "down with euthanasia" and wonder what people had against little Indian kids

Q-Daddy (from death : people)
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When I was little I thought that the traffic lights were controlled by people underground. So I looked for doors (sewers) that would lead me down there so i could work there one day. I soon found out the lights are all automatic. D:

Little Girl with a Big Imagination (from transport : traffic lights)
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I thought an asylum seeker was a crazy person who checked in to an asylum on purpose.

Nate (from the world : politics)
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When i was little i asked my parents if they could get me an easter basket for easter like the easter bunny but they didn't have much money and said "The easter bunny is not real" and i cried that day but i still believe in the easter bunny!

Emily (from make-believe : easter bunny)
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When I was in 2nd grade, I used to have a bunch of imaginary ghost friends. Me and a couple of my real friends would always play with them together. Their names were Cameron, Nate, and Molly. I know it sounds creepy, but sometimes I would let them take over my body so they could talk to other people. All of them were very friendly, and although I think I knew they weren't real, I loved them anyways. They disappeared for a few years, but then in 5th grade they were back--but Molly was gone, replaced instead by Amy. I remember Cameron having a crush on me :P I still see them sometimes now, but rarely. They helped me to mAke more than just one real friend.

Rose, age 12 (from make-believe : ghosts)
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When I was little and I first heard of chickenpox, I asked if there was horsepox or sheeppox. When I was told "no," I assumed that cowpox didn't exist.

Drucilla (from body functions : being ill)
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When I was little I used to look out the window of the car and think the moon was following. I thought I was special and magical since it seemed to be moving with me.

Tyrionne ❤💜 (from nature : outer space)
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I thought that once the parents of an older teenager determined that their child had learned all of the skills required to be an adult, they would tell their son or daughter, "Now you are on your own." On that day, the child would become an adult and no longer had to live with their parents or obey them. I think this belief came from a commercial where a father and son were roping calves and the father sent the son out "on his own" to do the job by himself.

Linda (from grown-ups : family)
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I used to think heirloom plants grew antiques

Honorary intern Hector (from nature : plants)
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