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I Want to Know What Completely Stupid Thing You Once Believed

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    when I was like 3-7 years old I believed

    that when the weather warning was in the radio that zombies were coming do then I would start crying in my booster seat.., haha...:p
    lifeishurtful lifeishurtful 13-15, F Apr 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M Jan 8

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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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    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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    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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    My older brother told me

    when I was five that the sump pump in my basement was a bomb and I was carrying a giant box of Legos
    Profclouseau Profclouseau 13-15, F May 25

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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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    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.
    ConfidentLee ConfidentLee 22-25, F Feb 5

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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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    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 7 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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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 2 Responses Apr 4

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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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    Credit Cards

    when i was 6-7 i used to think that credit cards could be used to get free money out of the "magic box" at banks
    ambermx95 ambermx95 18-21, F Jun 30, 2012

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    I also believed earthquakes were caused by

    giants walking nearby... specially when windows and doors trembled
    gabscaussigh gabscaussigh 18-21, F May 23

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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 ❤❤
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 1 Response May 25

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    That a root in my back yard was a T.

    Rex fossil. Still have my suspicions
    panthrax00 panthrax00 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 4

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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 2 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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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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    CREEPYSTALKER1800 CREEPYSTALKER1800 13-15 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    I have an aunt and uncle

    that live in Colorado so my family drove there to visit them. The eastern half of Colorado is nothing but flat farmland and the mountains just start west of Denver, and when I was little I thought dinosaurs lived on the other side of the mountains and to get there you had to...
    LivvieDestroyerofSocks LivvieDestroyerofSocks 18-21, F Aug 4

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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 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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    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 14 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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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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    As a child, I believed that

    if I tried hard enough, I could turn into a mermaid. I really liked mermaids and wanted to be one so badly.
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x 22-25, F May 23

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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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    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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    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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    That my dad would be a dad

    because he had finally gone to the betty ford center.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 4

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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 4 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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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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    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

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    Glass Bottles .

    When I was about 4 yrs old  my dad found me in the garden planting glass pop bottles . I planted them without their screw tops , and put the bottle necks into  the soil . He asked me why I was doing this . I told him that he and my mother were always arguing about money...
    judeyre judeyre 56-60 1 Response Nov 10, 2010

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    Where Babies Come From

    I used to believe that mothers "at the beginning of time" went to a field of eggs on the ground like Easter eggs and picked them out to have babies. Nobody told me this, I just made it up. When I found out my aunt was gonna have a baby I was like, "She is so late in this...
    Lucks7 Lucks7 26-30, F Apr 7, 2011

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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.
    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I used to believe the moon followed me :).

    ..because I could see it all night chasing our car while we were on the highway and wherever we went the moon was there too... duh haha
    gabscaussigh gabscaussigh 18-21, F May 23

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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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    When I was younger, my mom

    and the rest of my family used to tell me anytime I would eat watermelon, that if I are the seeds I would get pregnant.. I believed that until I was 15.
    Davalynn Davalynn 16-17, F Jun 24

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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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    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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    BlackBloodDemon BlackBloodDemon 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    When I was in elementary school (about 2nd -

    3rd grade), I thought Sora (from Kingdom Hearts) was a girl. My sister's told me he wasn't, and I never believed them until I was about in 5th grade.
    CREEPYSTALKER1800 CREEPYSTALKER1800 13-15 Apr 26

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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 was about 5 and my sister told me

    that when babies are born, there are no holes for eyes, ears, nose & mouth, that the doctors carve them out for you. She said that was why my nostrils look like commas, the doctors felt like doing commas that day. I cried, not wanting commas in my nose. I still can't believe...
    ShhhShy ShhhShy 46-50, F Apr 26

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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 grew up in the southern part of the US during

    most of the Civil Rights era. Whites had a lot of strange ideas about blacks. My mother (also from the South) was told that blacks were born with a tail and that it dropped off a few hours after birth. Weird, racist and stupid!
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    It sounds really stupid

    when I think about it now....but for the past few years I believed it was actually true. Time ago I was watching the news with my cousin and it said at one point in china they take unborn foetuses, cremate them and turn them into paracetamols 😭 I was so freaked out I never...
    MixedJayy MixedJayy 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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