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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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    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F 6 days ago

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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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    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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    Where do boogers come from?

    My 4 year old self did not know. I asked my mother. She simply answered "they only produce when you're being a brat!" I asked a friend. We both concluded that there were 2 little men that lived everyone's nose who made the boogers. I went to my grandma's house a week or so later...
    TiffTart TiffTart 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    My mom told my siblings

    and I that we would grow a tail. Lol I believed her for about 2 years.
    Loveisstrongerthanhate Loveisstrongerthanhate 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I once thought that women farted

    but I've been proven wrong...women don't fart!!! :)
    bleedingpanda bleedingpanda 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    When I was super young,

    I lived near a cable airport. Every night I'd see the light tower going round and round. One night my mom told me it was the Bat Signal. I believed it hardcore and the child in me still believes it whenever I see an airport light tower.
    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    That my husband would love me forever

    and never give up on me
    lionessstrong lionessstrong 46-50, F 6 days ago

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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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    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 3 Responses Feb 13

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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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    832casper 832casper 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I thought maybe someday she would learn to,

    and want to give me oral sex
    randy1129 randy1129 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My mom told me the weird static noises in

    between radio stations were aliens talking to each other. I believed that for a long time.
    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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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    denisey81 denisey81 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 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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    I once believed flowers could talk to me.

    My brother told me if I talked to them long enough they would respond because they were just shy. I was really young haha :)
    SeekingGreatPerhaps SeekingGreatPerhaps 22-25, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I once believed that Obama was a Kenya-born

    fascist muslim socialist, bent on destroying America. Oh, wait, that wasn't me. But it's pretty f-ing stupid.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 2 Responses May 25

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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 1 Response 2 days ago

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    my grandma would always tell me at night

    that is I didn't stay in bed when the lights went off that the hairy hand of a monster would reach out and drag me to hell underneath the bed. I'm sad to say that a part of me still believes this horror story O.o
    pikapup17 pikapup17 18-21 6 days ago

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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 2 Responses Aug 4

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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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    "Good things come to those

    who wait" "We have to be patient" "I love you" "I'll never leave you" "I never want this to end" All bullshit I believed once upon a time.
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 laugh tracks on disney channel

    or sitcoms were other people watching the show and tvs had microphones on them so I used to scream and laugh superloud so everone would hear me over the other laughs
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    SerineTheSquirrel SerineTheSquirrel 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 about 5-6,

    I asked an adult family friend if I could have a banana. She told me that bananas will make me grow pubic hair. I freaked the **** out! It wasn't until 8th grade sex ed that I found out that pubic hair is inevitable. It also took me much longer to like eating bananas again.
    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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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 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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    My older brother told me

    that there was a ufo that hovered above me and followed me everywhere I went and only special people like himself could see it. I totally believed him and would go around asking random people if they could see it! :p
    brookmay brookmay 18-21, F 6 days ago

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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 4 Responses Oct 7

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    When I was a child I used to believe the sun

    was the devil and the moon was god because people would talk about this place (hell) that was covered in fire ie the sun and also about this white glowing being ie God. Lol
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    sarahwhoknows sarahwhoknows 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    A long time ago gm cousin was screwing with me

    and he told me that if I talked to a flower long enough every day that it would talk back. Yeah... Sadly, it didn't happen.
    Blujay02 Blujay02 16-17, F 3 days ago

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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 11 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    That hummus was made from camels.

    .. oops im an idiot..
    LanniLette LanniLette 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    That the military actually cared about the

    service men and woman who fight for our freedom!
    wickscjh wickscjh 36-40, F 6 days ago

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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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    That parents and teachers were like 99% perfect

    . Everything they did was right.
    heathee heathee 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    When I was 6 or 7, my Mom drove my brother

    and I through a Burger King drive-thru. The moment I unwrapped my cheeseburger, a woman told me that "Sesame seeds will make you float" as she drove past us. I severely limited my consumption of sesame seeds for the next 6 years. I still feel like an idiot because it took me...
    NFDenmark NFDenmark 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    God. Heaven, Hell, Purgatory,

    salvation, original sin, Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark, etc...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 6 days ago

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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 65 Responses Nov 4, 2010

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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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