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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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    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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    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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    I believed that people used to enact the scenes

    from behind the screen. in the theatres xD
    aaditjain aaditjain 18-21, M 1 Response May 28

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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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    sugarfooties sugarfooties 66-70 8 Responses Jan 25

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    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F May 14

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, M 6 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 73 Responses Nov 4, 2010

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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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    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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    When I was 6, I genuinely believed

    that babies fell from the sky.
    Anakalusmos Anakalusmos 18-21, F 6 Responses May 12

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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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    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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    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 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 May 22

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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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    my cousin told me Hulk Hogan was my uncle

    and I believed him for 2 years ctfu XD
    jennifer125677984 jennifer125677984 13-15, F May 12

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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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    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 thought all apples grow on the field ground

    until I heard the Newton's story.
    Suthysuppy Suthysuppy 18-21, F 1 Response May 27

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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 11 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    I once believed that it was my fault,

    I blamed everything on my presence on this plane of existence. My parents fought all the time, even after the divorce, one day my grandmother let it slip that it was because my mom got pregnant and had me that they got married. The fighting got violent, and life seemed to go to...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F Jun 1

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    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F May 12

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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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    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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    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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    That if i ran too fast i would start flying.

    . Comee onn we all did lol.. Ohh and that life was in black and white before then people dropped a nuclear-like bomb that made everything coloured lol..okay this is weird now, bye !
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M May 12

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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 May 27

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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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    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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    As a child, I'd often see signs at the side of

    the road 'Caution, plant crossing', I was convinced there would actually be trees and huge plants crossing the road.......stupid, but I was so disappointed then I learnt the truth!!
    MatureBabe MatureBabe 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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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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    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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    That my husband was different to other men.

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

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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 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 3 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    Kris99 Kris99 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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