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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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I used to think that all people closed their eyes and stuck their tongue out when they died.

Anon (from death : people)
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I used to believe that the people at the radio station were singing and that's how the music got on there. Needless to say I didn't know much about recordings

Olivia radio girl (from transport : cars)
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when I was little my mum always used to tell me "if younpick your nose to much your brain will fall out then I stoped strait away:-)


connies5 (from bad habits : sucking my thumb)
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Until I was 10 (Im 12 now), I used to believe all dogs were female and all cats were male (It's the other way around, strange isnt it?). I even drew a picture of a female dog showing her mate (a cat) that she had his children, and her children were not mixed, the boy babies were kittens and the girl babies were puppies. And also, in that picture, the parents and the babies had there own blankets (The mother dog's blanket was red, the father cat's blanket was blue, the puppies had pink blankets, the kittens had blue blankets.) And the babies were in what appeared to be a dog or cat bed. I also drew a picture of a female dog and a male cat getting married. My sister, on the other hand used to believe all dogs were boys and all cats were girls thanks to some cartoons. She even drew a picture of a dog, a cat, and their babies just like mine. Except the cat was the mother.

Mayah (Mayahzdog09) (from animals : cats & dogs)
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When I was younger I used to think that as soon as you got in the drivers seat in a car, you knew exactly where everything in the world was and how to drive there.

Anon (from transport : cars)
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When I was about 3 or 4 years old I used to think that grilled cheese sandwiches were called "Girl cheese sandwiches" Because of this I thought it was against the law to eat one if you were a boy. I knew i was able to eat them but i got kinda freaked out when my brother ordered one in a restaurant one time.

Anon (from body functions : eating)
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I used to think that clouds could be touched.

Jaafar (from nature : weather)
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I used to think the people who appeared on television lived in it and if I broke it they would escape.

Malika (from at home : around the house)
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When I was a child , I used to think my dad had superpowers , he was my hero . Now , I know he doesn't have superpowers , but he is still my hero.

Nour (from grown-ups : family)
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I used to think that my teachers knew everything.

Unknown (from grown-ups : work)
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