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I Want to Know What Completely Stupid Thing You Once Believed

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    The Egg And The Chicken

    At the age of about 5 or 6,I somehow got the idea that chickens would hatch out of the eggs in our kitchen if they were kept for long enough.So one day I sneaked an egg out of the cupboard,hid it under my bed,then checked every day to see if a chick was pecking its way out...
    craig7 craig7 66-70, M 13 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    I used to think that there was like a state

    for each type of food I ate. and that you got pregnant by kissing only
    XxautychanxX XxautychanxX 13-15, F 3 Responses May 11

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    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M May 11

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    I believed if I stepped on a crack,

    it would break my mother's back. I stopped believing that when I found her still standing after I got mad at her once.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 3 Responses Mar 7

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    That nobody would believe me

    if I told someone what my father was doing to me all those years. 8 years of lies! He told me it wouldn't hurt, that it was a good thing, that he'd stop!
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F May 12

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    My mum always used to say to me

    whenever I was misbehaving that she would phone for some people to take me away.
    BensonLahh BensonLahh 13-15, M 6 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    Omg I had such a great childhood

    and I'm blessed for that. I though I was a real princess until I was ten 👑 I wanted to live in Disneyland when I grew up🏰 and I believe chuckle the killer doll lived under my bed and I was afraid of the dark also until I was twelve😂
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I didn't screw lids properly.

    I always tripped over things. I run into things. I had bumped myself all the time now. Is like my brain is in stupidville. LOL
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 4 Responses May 12

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    When I was little, I had candy

    that said Fat- free(They were lemonheads). My brothers were mad that I didn't want to share it. SO they called me fat. I pointed to the fat free words on the package and said " IT's fat free.. So I'mma lose weight!" Lol.
    Kaiserengel Kaiserengel 22-25, F May 12

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    thegirlinred thegirlinred 18-21, F May 11

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    Heaven On The Moon

    When I was really little, 3 or 4, I thought that God lived on the moon. That he watched us from up there and that's where all the good people that died went. I thought the gray craters was some part of an elaborate robe or something he wore. Lol I would lay in the grass for what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    I thought all apples grow on the field ground

    until I heard the Newton's story.
    Suthysuppy Suthysuppy 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    I invented my own word

    when I was a kid. I used the made-up word "cautionate" because I didn't know the word "cautious" existed. I later felt dumb for never using the right word.
    medicinedreams medicinedreams 16-17, F May 12

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    That I could possibly become friends with my

    teen half sister whom I resented since birth. Forgiveness isn't an option with her. So screw it and screw her!
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F May 12

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    Haystacks

    When I was little, and before I actually met one, I thought that those haystacks sitting in fields and on farms were cows.
    fourthtot fourthtot 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    I thought after you die,

    you're automatically born again, but don't remember anything. I also thought the moon was made of cheese.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 3 Responses May 12

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    I thought babies come out of their mother

    bellybutton like it's open up and the baby comes out Lol I was a kid!! Much love ❤❤
    Kittyxfreak Kittyxfreak 18-21, F 2 Responses May 25, 2014

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    Stress - Fact Or Fiction

    There was a time in my life that I was so arrogant that I thought Stress did not exist!  I actually told a staff member who said that a particular job was too stressful that if they didn't want to do it to just say so.  I believed that stress was just an excuse to be lazy...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 51-55, F 7 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    When I was 3, every time I had to go to the

    bathroom my older brother would tell me there's a toilet monster waiting to bite my *** off 😂 lmao.
    n0ah n0ah 13-15, M 4 Responses May 12

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    My Big Brother

    I grew up the youngest in a family of five kids. We were poor, which not only meant that I had to wear, ugly, outdated clothes and inherit broken toys (I could never get that damn mousetrap game to work!) It also meant, that if my brother and sister didn't have to go to school...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 26 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    I once believed that flicking people was

    flicking them off.. Then I learned otherwise I also once thought animals could hold a conversation
    BlossomTheMeganium BlossomTheMeganium 26-30, M May 12

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    Where Does Milk Come From

    When I was little I use to believe that.....White milk came from white cowsChocolate milk came from brown cowsAnd you could get both from a spotted cowIt made sense at the time!!!
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F 21 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F May 12

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    Being Dead

    When i was a kid i believed i was a ghost. This kid at my babysitters had me convinced i was a ghost, he told me that i died when i was a baby but my mom and dad still loved me, so i became their ghost child. It made sense to me at the time. I thought that i didnt have any ghost...
    silvercyanide silvercyanide 18-21, F 31 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    That my husband was different to other men.

    He was honest and only had eyes for me.
    nextstep345 nextstep345 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    sugarfooties sugarfooties 66-70 9 Responses Jan 25

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    That if I didn't say good night to every

    stuffed animal I owned they'd kill me in my sleep. Way too many scary movies as a kid!!!
    Eyeswiderthnb4 Eyeswiderthnb4 36-40, F 2 Responses May 19

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    That God Didn't Exist

    I used to believe that God didn't exist until I finally quit just believing what I was told was scientific fact and saw the evidence all around me and saw that science can not disprove God but only propagate theories and lies to "prove" he doesn't exist. The beauty and wonder of...
    sabrynabrooklynne sabrynabrooklynne 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    I thought the ceiling air vents in Walmart were

    actually very small prison cells
    thegirlinred thegirlinred 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    I used to believe that everyone got a happy

    ending, I believed that I would always have my friends and that I would always be happy... How stupid I was-EA</3
    EricaAudrey22 EricaAudrey22 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    I falsely believed people would stick up (or

    stand up) for me. Wrong, wrong. If you don't stand you for yourself and be your own advocate, nobody will. On two occasions in my school years, teachers blamed me for being disruptive in class. They did not understand Tourette Syndrome. Also, if people respect you for standing...
    fleebabylon fleebabylon 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    When I was little and I watched films on

    Showcase with my parents and watched certain characters die, and saw their actors after the film ended in an interview I use to shout out 'They're still alive!' thinking that they were actually real people... I guess that wasn't stupid for a toddler.
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21 1 Response May 12

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    I Guess The Joke Is On Me

    Isn't it funny that a very young boy can spend so much time in skirts and dresses, in panties and petticoats, in curls and lipstick ...playing house with his sister, dressing as the princess at Halloween, attending church in your Sunday best dress, or shopping and cooking and...
    kayleew2000 kayleew2000 18-21 13 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    When i was younger, my mom told me

    that chewing gum was just horse fat and that the flavors came from what the horses ate... I didn't chew gum for like three years lol.
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2014

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    I once believed that it might actually be

    possible that some omniscient being could read my thoughts. LOL!
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    Someone said something about how a light bulb

    consumes more power when being turned on than while it remains on. Of course, being young at the time, I didn't know about how electricity works - resistance, reactance, inductance, etc. So I interpreted that to mean it used a LOT more power. And when I got mad at my mom, I...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 2 Responses May 12

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    That it takes 7 years

    for your stomach to digest swallowed gum :/
    EYESONLYFORU EYESONLYFORU 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    Anchors Away

    i'm gonna cheat a little here,and tell of something dumb my brother once believed.i've already "weighed in" with one of my own silly belief stories and "spect that this won't be the last you'll hear from me.excommunicate me if you must delete me if you can but.....my mom would...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 9 Responses Dec 18, 2011

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    Couldhelp Couldhelp 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    When I was younger my older brother told me

    that babies were put together with bolts and screws and as we got older they fell out like our teeth and that's what caused growing pains....why? why did I believe that?
    elizsvot elizsvot 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    Well, I believed a lot of stupid things,

    and most of them nobody even told me, I thought them for no reason. I thought grown-ups never cried. I used to think that the sun went down every night and the moon and stars went up, but I thought that there was a split second of complete and total darkness in between. I also...
    Indigo27 Indigo27 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    When I was young i believed

    that people make babies by sleeping together in the same bed. (As potrayed in the dramas i watched)
    Dottyz Dottyz 22-25, F 3 Responses May 12

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    i belived that i could see the futture

    when i sleep and i still do but its cool, i belive do you
    Angel861 Angel861 13-15 May 12

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    I believed eating the seeds in fruit would make

    the fruit grow out of my belly. I believed that my godmothers oversized stuffed bear was possessed(they told me it was) and I believed my mom found me on the doorstep and took me in (mean siblings) lol
    MrsRight MrsRight 22-25, F 3 Responses May 14

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    I use to think the cigarette lighter in cars

    had a picture of a person riding on a sled instead the picture of a cigarette with a wisp of smoke coming from it.
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I used to believe in God

    and religion.
    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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