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I Want to Know What Completely Stupid Thing You Once Believed

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    I thought the Britney Spears was dead

    because my mom played her song of hers in the car, and my mom tends to listen to old dead country or rock stars so... I also thought Shakira, Madonna, Christina Agulara, Avril Lavigne and Beyoncé were dead. I was 9 when I found out otherwise
    TheObviousAnswer TheObviousAnswer 18-21, M Apr 3

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    The List Is So Long!

    If this is about childhood things it would be my mother telling me it "wasn't lady-like to whistle" lol.
    Melody063 Melody063 51-55, F 8 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    My Dad's Occupation

    As a child: When I was little people were always asking 'What does your dad do for a living?' I knew he worked in a Bank.  So I asked him what he did, so I could be a bit more specific.  My family had lived abroad for many years, so I didn't understand 'one-upmanship' or...
    UKSmile UKSmile 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    I Once Believed We Are All Separate

    How absolutely wonderful it is to truly discover I was wrong ...
    mindgamefantasy mindgamefantasy 51-55, M Oct 10, 2013

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    Jedi knight

    I belived i can find a teacher like Master yoda or obi one kanobi Who will teach me how to deal with life without pain
    sirpercival sirpercival 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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    I Knew It Wasn't True

              I love pulp in fruity juices; however, as a young child it almost felt like someone had put earwigs and ants in my juice. To this day the ridiculous thought crosses my mind. The texture grossed me out as a kid and as a creative child who always sought answers...
    Marowit Marowit 18-21, F Oct 11, 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 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    When I was a really little kid I used to think

    the USA was literally the world. When I mentioned this to my parents they laughed and showed me a globe and explained that there are other countries out there, and the entire world isn't just the US. Needless to say, it blew my mind.
    agm0829 agm0829 18-21, F Apr 6

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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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    BlackBloodDemon BlackBloodDemon 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 3

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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 8 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    My always told me when I was younger

    if I let boys kiss me on the lips or cheek it's gonna turn blue and fall off. It's tragic cause I believed her for the longest.
    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Lmao... Men

    That my best friend 4eveah" and the boy I dated' hated each otha" when in fact they was bangin the whole fricken time... luv her.
    O1calibabe O1calibabe 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2013

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    I use to think people actually died in movies.

    I asked my mom one day why they killed so many people to make movies and she looked at me like "lol. gave birth to a stupid." ;P... Not really. She laughed and said no one died.
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Life

    "Life is hard" It's much worse...
    GreenManley GreenManley 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    I Believe Stupid Things Sometimes ...

    I once believed that i could make someone love me for who i was and not who they wanted me to be ... There ''i love you'' become unbelievable but yet i wanted so much to believe it that i let myself for some time.I was once mentally unwell and i believed my cats were spies sent...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    Oooooh The Staaarss

    I can't believe I used to believe in astrology.It's even worst than ghosts because people will tell you it is "a tool", "a science"...Like there is a lot of merit to it.Please- JUDGE ME.Throw rocks until I die- painfully, and slowly.I'm disgusted by myself as I type this.So much...
    Thepinkcoconut Thepinkcoconut 18-21, F Jan 9, 2012

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    My Great Grandpa Was A Vampire

    I believed this and thought he was going to live forever! His first name had been Valldiemere (spelled so odd right?) to me that was just one of the very first ''clues'' as I called them. He was a wrinkled and aged man (should have been a clue no handsome Jasper Cullen here...
    BRandy208 BRandy208 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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    Fingernail Worms.

    My neighbors apparently hated when I bit my nails when I was little, because they led me to believe that if I swallowed the pieces of bitten off nail, they would turn into worms in my stomach.
    fourthtot fourthtot 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    How Can You Know What You Do Not.

    Anger, confusion, frustration ; suppressed and internalized, make for a pained,biased "social" life.  I was such a cute little boy. I thought it empowering to humiliate others. Of course, I'd been born into a racially biased family . Distroying private property...
    BrotherOfTheLeavZ BrotherOfTheLeavZ 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 1, 2009

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    Seeds

    This is probably a story that many of us has believed, when we were little. When I was little, my older cousins would tell me that if I ate the seeds of anything, whether it would be watermelon or pumpkin.There would be a plant growing in my stomach. And then I would die because...
    sw33tnas sw33tnas 22-25 7 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    CREEPYSTALKER1800 CREEPYSTALKER1800 13-15 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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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 27 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    Hunting For Babies In Grandad's Garden

    When i was about 4-5yrs old i remember asking my mother where babies came from after seeing my aunty give my newborn cousin a bath...my mothers reply was that babies came from the garden they grew amongst the lettuce & cabbage leaves so for a while when we visited my grandad I...
    ColaJay31 ColaJay31 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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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 9 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    I Love Sundaes, But Don't Like Ice-cream

    I don't know when I started receiving an allowance. I do remember every weekend going up to the corner M & M store to spend it on yummy treats, though.  I guess I was five or six when I took a gamble on a dixie-cup in the cooler, with the word "Sundae" on it.  As it turned out...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M Aug 21, 2013

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    Babies!

    Once when I was really young - probably about 5 or 6 - I remember asking mum how we get babies. She said to me "God puts babies in your tummy". I thought about it for a while and asked "but what if God gives you a baby and you don't want one?" and she replied "He just knows, and...
    nadiney nadiney 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    A Few Things

    Santa Clause Tooth Fairy Easter Bunny God 
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    Stupid!! Lol

    when i was a kid, i used to watch things on tv like "The ATeam" and so on, and through watching shows like this, i always believed that bad guys wore a balclava!! now, i always remember one Monday morning, the milkman came round to deliver our milk as usual, and i was always the...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 9 Responses Mar 27, 2011

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    I Was A Stupid Little Kid.

    I used to think that when you see characters on television as kids, it was really the same actor who just knew since they were babies that they were born for that role and filmed it then.
    klic klic 18-21, F Nov 9, 2013

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    Dragons In The Backyard...

    When I was about 5 or 6, we were living in southern Florida and didn't have air conditioning so the windows were always open. Sleeping alone in my own bedroom, I would sometimes wake up in the middle of the night and hear this strange hissing, growling noise coming from (it...
    CakeEater57 CakeEater57 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2012

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    I used to think that the tooth fairy existed

    so one day I put my tooth under my pillow without telling anyone and anticipated the coins that I would find the next morning. Needless to say, I was quite so very dissapointed...
    wwonderer wwonderer 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Meow

    My sister told me that I was born part cat, with ears and a tail, that had to be removed. I believed it for an embarrassingly long time. Like until I was 10 or so
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    I still kinda believe it

    now haha Wen I was younger, at the the public swimming pool under the stairs that go intro the pool I used to put my finger there and I thought It was a parallel universe cuz I couldn't see the top of my finger :P
    michaelnutty25 michaelnutty25 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 4

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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 27 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    When I was like four I used to think a penny

    was worth the same as a Dollar so I would always think I was rich :/
    Caitie784 Caitie784 13-15, F Dec 9, 2013

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    Monsters, Monsters, Go Away, Come Again Some Other Day!

    This is a tad embarrassing... When i was about 3-6 I was convinced that there were monsters in my room, like all over it and they wanted to get me. So i'd freak out to my parents and they eventually put some water in a spray bottle and said it was "monster go away spray" and i...
    JamieMusicLoveXo JamieMusicLoveXo 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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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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    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 9 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    When I was 10 there were 3 older kids next door.

    They would do puppet shows (they looked like Muppets) and all the young kids thought they were real, including me. They got cruel, though. They convinced me and a girl 3 years older to "get married"- yeah playing house and "doctor", the whole bit. When her parents found out, we...
    Earnestly13 Earnestly13 41-45, M Mar 7

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    Lemon & Orange Fields

    Up until I was around 8 or 9 I didn't know lemons and oranges grew on trees. I thought they grew in fields, like strawberries or something. I remember being kind of surprised when I found out how they were actually plucked. But I guess it was kind of a logical assumption.
    antiflash antiflash 22-25, T Aug 12, 2013

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    Truth

    When I was really young I believed that they couldn't put anything on TV or in Ads or Newspapers that was not true. I knew the TV shows were make believe, however, always thought everything else had to be true. Also, That everyone cared about others as much as themselves. I was...
    czywidow7217 czywidow7217 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    Very Stupid & Funny Children's Belief

    When I was a little kid my brother told me that spagetti grew like grass out of the ground that there were fields of it!! haha) I believed it for awhile!! Then when I realised it wasn't true I told my younger sister the same story & she believed it for awhile!! Lol, so funny.
    chellybelly chellybelly 51-55, F 66 Responses Nov 4, 2010

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    Common, But Cruel

    As a kid I was literally on of those that prayed to hold off the Apocalypse. Yes, the lessons I learned from my parents deciding to attend my aunts baptist church was that the end of the world was literally upon us. Why do they teach this stuff to kids. It was terrifying and...
    jeanemae jeanemae 26-30 6 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    I believed in lots of stupid things

    when I was little. Haha. I remember for a long time I thought that to "dye your hair" was when you died and your hair changed color after death. I used to think the stars were angels. That's what an older cousin told me. The stars were angels and the ones closest to the moon...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Mar 16

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    Haha I thought a ***** mall was a mall

    where people take their clothes off and I thought a duvet was a type of sheet for a mattress and even went so far as to out my WHOLE ENTIRE FULL MATTRESS inside it and button it up haha
    NonexistantSoul NonexistantSoul 16-17, F Mar 26

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    When I was a kid I thought the world was going

    to blow up by a comet or something. I was watching that 2012 world ending video on YouTube and was terrified. This was when I was 9 or maybe 12. After a couple years I didn't want 2012 to come because of that video. When the year came I was like...oh wow, I'm a complete idiot...
    ohmyglob18 ohmyglob18 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Fairies

    I was very young indeed (about four or five) when I rejected the notion of God and religion. Even now I don't fully understand why anyone does believe (such nonsense) although I do accept that for those who do it's a real and necessary need and comfort. At the time though, my...
    plentyofzing plentyofzing 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2013

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    I Wouldnt Call It Stupid

    And it wasn't me. It was my sister Ruby. When daddy was sowing seed in the garden one year he let me and my sister help. I forget the age, but I remember the time..we were very young. One by one he would sow and row by row he would explain to us girls, if you plant tomato...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    She Loves Me.

    I once believed that we were meant for each other and she completely loved me. Yeah. thats not true.
    Nalxx Nalxx 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2011

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    Tan Witches

    Because I was half listening in Kindergarten during the pledge of allegience lesson, I believed for a long time that we pledge allegience to the Republic of witch's tan. I pledge allegience to the United States of America to the Republic for Witch's Tans... It wasn't until I...
    bmandad4u bmandad4u 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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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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    Gullible

    As an adult: Someone told me the word 'Gullible' had been taken out of the dictionary. I was outraged.  Apparently I was the first person he told to ever fall for that!
    UKSmile UKSmile 46-50, F Nov 16, 2013

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    Creepy Crawlers/ Swimming Pool Cleaners When I

    was about 4 or 5, one of my cousins told me never to swim near the creepy crawler in the pool because it sucked people up and ate them. She told me this is how my grandfather had died. This made me so terrified of creepy crawlers that I was too scared to get into a swimming pool...
    H2ik H2ik 18-21, M Jan 8

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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 22 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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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 9 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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