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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 believe that some insects had twenty lives.LOL

Anon (from animals : cats & dogs)
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I used to believe that when my father went out from home he spied me with cameras to control if I payed videogames or I did my homework

Ale (from grown-ups : family)
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One of my classmates in kindergarten told me that Germans were filthy people and that Germany was a place filled with germs and you can get sick if you come in contact with a German. I believed this for a very long time and started to be scared of other people, because they might be german and i didn't want to get sick!

Mariana (from the world : nationalities)
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I used to think that blue was a natural hair color but it as very rare, even rarer than ginger.

Anon (from people : appearance)
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I used to think that fires were random and they could happen anywhere at any time. I used to be afraid of a fire happening under me because I would get burned.

Anon (from nature : disasters)
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I used to think that most parrots are as articulate as the average four-year-old. The things they would say made me jump to that conclusion. I was right, depending on which parrot you're talking about- Alex the African Gray is said to have the language skills of a four-year-old or a precocious three-year-old.

Trisha Gaurav (from animals : birds)
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I used to believe that Germans were Nazis and liked Nazi related things. So one time in 2nd grade i drew a picture of her wearing a swastika shirt and showed it to my teacher(who is German). I didn't know why she was so mad when i showed it, i thought that she would like it because she was German. I had no idea that most Germans hate Nazis!

Christina (from the world : nationalities)
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When my mom(who is of german decent) would rush me for something(like getting dressed for school), she would say something like "Hurry up, you're gonna be late for school! Schnell, schnell!!"(which means "quickly". I thought she was saying "smell", so everytime she said that, i would smell my arm. I didn't know what she was really saying until i was 10.

Johanna (from language : foreign languages)
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I USE TO BELIEF THAT SOME PLANTS MOVE THEIR LEAVES(MOSTLY PLANTS AT MOUNTAINS OR HILLS) TO BLEW AIR THAT AIR MAKES OTHER PLANTS TO MOVE THEIR LEAVES AND BLEW WIND THIS IS THE REASON WHY PLANTS MOVE AT A TIME WHILE WIND IS COMING

DOLLY (from nature : plants)
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Beatles - Penny Lane
Actual lyrics:
Penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes.
There beneath the blue suburban skies, I sit up, meanwhile back

My lyrics:
And Elaine is in my ears and in my eyes.
Troll beneath the blue suburban skies, I sit up, three wild ducks.

Anon (from music : misheard lyrics)
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