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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 thought that since my grandpa and my dad's names are both David, than David Bowie must be my aunt's son.

Anon (from music : pop stars)
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I thought Tic-Tacs were medicine until I was 11 years old.

Anon (from food : sweeties)
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When I was in gym class at school I always thought they told us to stand "shoulder with the part" and I remember thinking "what does that even mean?" and just looked at what everyone else was doing to figure it out. I was much much much older when I had the epiphany that it's shoulder WIDTH apart, which makes perfect sense.

Kyla (from school : classes)
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In the Beatles "Help", they sing "and I do appreciate you being 'round", "'round"of course being abbreviated for "around". However, I thought they were singing about appreciating someone literally being round. I thought it was nice they were so appreciative of fat circle-shaped people.

Round people (from music : misheard lyrics)
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when i was a child i used to believe the babies came from stork, but i realized when i was an adult that its the other way

Anon (from animals : birds)
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When I was a child I used to believe that there is a person on the moon who is watching us with a telescope all the time.

JH (from nature : outer space)
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when I was a child I used to believe...that dogs barking at night were chating about their day job.

Ronald Sanchez (from animals : cats & dogs)
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In kindergarten, there was a boy with a quite uncommon name. I felt so sorry for him, because he had a name that (as I thought) didn't even exist!

AnonymynonA (from people : names)
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every time I see a black and white movies or documents on TV, I used to think that back in the day everything was black and white. and I was so glad that I wasn't born in those times. and I would say to myself I love the sun I love colors and would feel bad for all people who lived back then without seeing the sun or any colors.

M.T E (from the past : history)
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i was told as a kid that soda is poisonous to kids. my mom just didn't want me to drink all the soda. i loved drinking so it made sense

katie (from food : drinks)
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