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I Want to Know What Completely Stupid Thing You Once Believed

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    When I was really little,

    I would believe that after you chewed something, some kind of fusion ray would zap it back together. ...Makes chewing kind of pointless, huh.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F Oct 12

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    I believed in an everlasting love.

    The truth hurt so bad.
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7

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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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    I used to think if you got anything in your eye

    you would die. When I was 5 I got sand in my eye and realized I was stupid :p
    Carsonspank Carsonspank 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 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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    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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    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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    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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    I may be repeating this

    but here goes: I grew up in Florida during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. One notion a lot of whites had then was that black babies were born with a black stripe down their back and turned dark during their first few hours after being born. Half a century ago people...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 7

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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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    When an ex leaves you

    for someone else, they'll soon come back.
    xSundip xSundip 18-21, M Oct 7

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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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    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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    smallhumanbeing smallhumanbeing 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    This is how I uncovered

    that Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy did not exist all in one day. The Easter Bunny had written me a letter and some egg hunt clues. I enjoyed the day as any over-indulged, only child would before retreating to my room with a basket of candy bigger than my head...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F Oct 8

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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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    I once believed if I swallowed an apple seed,

    I'd grow a tree in my stomach.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response Oct 7

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    Gay people are sinners

    who are meant to be shunned because there is no saving them. .....Yup. I believed that until I met my first gay person. I realized that gays are NORMAL.
    VainGoddess VainGoddess 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    That everything, including inanimate objects

    like tables/chairs/toys had feelings. Used to worry that the other toys would get jealous if i just play with one haha, or didn't want to point out that the chair's got one leg shorter cause i'll hurt its feelings lol
    MushroomHat MushroomHat 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I used to think the Care Bears would jump out

    of the sky whenever I saw a small "white hole" (small circular cloud) in the sky....1987, where'd you go??!?!!!
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 14

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 3 Responses Feb 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 30, 2012

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    I believed Santa was real

    until I was 12 . . . that was only because when I was young, I saw "Santa" in my friend's house, and gave me a Mario Kart Double Dash game.
    RainingMind RainingMind 13-15, F Oct 7

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    Boogers come from flys going up your nose

    while you sleep lol thanks mum!
    Wannalovelife Wannalovelife 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 9

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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 10 Responses Jul 27, 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 14 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    As a little girl, I really wanted a "live"

    smurf.. In a cage.. ;) But nope..
    htheart htheart 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 7

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    I used to believe that everyone told the truth

    and had everyone else's best interest at heart!!!
    czywidow7217 czywidow7217 51-55, F Oct 8

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    I used to believe everyone had the possibility

    of finding happiness before they die.
    ErikaApparition ErikaApparition 18-21, T 41 mins ago

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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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    That people were good.

    Had to find out the hard way
    thehater thehater 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    God. Then I questioned

    why there were so many religions differing with each other, then I understood evolution and read more and more. Then I concluded that someone believing is mere solace for a lazy mind.
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    I once thought when I was little

    that trains had an evil mind and would derail just to run to my house and charge through trying to kill me.
    GhastlyRendition GhastlyRendition 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    I thought that if my dad got fired

    that they'd actually set him on fire.
    MixedEmotions2000 MixedEmotions2000 13-15, M 6 Responses Oct 7

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    That if the bath had too much water in it would

    just continue going up to the ceiling not overflow.
    SybilGranary SybilGranary 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Leprechauns. I have my family

    and kindergarten teacher to thank for that. Didn't realize that it was all lies until I was 11. I even wrote letters to what I though was a leprechaun but was actually my brother writing with his left hand.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    My mom is Caucasian and my dad is

    African-American, so my skin is a light brown color. For some strange reason, when I was little I believed that my skin would get white like my mom's when I grew up. X3 I mean, I had even SEEN adults who were black. XD
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F Oct 7

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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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    denisey81 denisey81 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 6

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    When I was a kid I watched allot of animal

    documentaries because I liked animals allot and it was on a network called "animal planet" so I thought it was a planet with only animals and I thought that they put camera people in a rocket and send them up there once a week to record them lol XD
    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 7 Responses Oct 6

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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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    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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    Not trying to be emo

    or preachy here like some people who believe they're being profound, but... I believed that the first guy I gave my virginity to would marry me! Any others similarly deluded by puppy love? I know I'm not alone here!
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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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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