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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...

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My father used to make be believe that when there was thunder and lightning, the sound of thunder came from two clouds bumping into each other, and that the lightning came from the friction of the clouds. I believed this until i went to high school...

Liza W (from people : lies)
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You know how parents tell their kids that their pets went to live on a nice farm when they have to be put down? Well, when my family and I moved into an apartment complex when I was seven, we sent our dog Muffy to live on my uncle's farm. I never understood why everyone looked so sad when I told them this until recently

the dog's still alive (from death : animals)
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When i was younger i ised to belive that it was a bunny as in the cagberry egg bunny who laid the plastic easter egges it wasnt intil i was 11 i went to a easter egg hunt and i asked where the egg laying bunny was they said that the eggs came from a factory, ever since that day i have been so embarrassed when easter rolled around.

Im so stupid (from animals : general)
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Since Germans speak German, I thought Jewish people spoke Jewish.

Lori (from language : foreign languages)
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I thought that veruca salt was green salt

Ninny (from food : salt)
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My best friend in the second grade told me that her grandpa had a heart attack because he ate too much mustard. For years I avoided mustard.

Mary K (from food : dangerous food)
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Having heard in church that we are all made of dust, I thought that I could gain weight by rubbing dust onto myself.

Mary K (from body functions : general)
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My sister told me not to touch hail stones because they were radioactive.

Mary K (from nature : weather)
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I used to think that all TV was live, and I wondered how in reruns they could exactly duplicate the show down to the wrinkles in people's clothing.

Mary K (from media : tv)
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If the ice cream truck is playing music, it means they are out of ice cream.

Virginia (from neighbourhood : ice cream vans)
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