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This conversation always comes up some time and mostly I find people have hilarious answers.

i personally used to believe that the ice cream van played really sad music because they were out of ice cream. I always wondered why I never saw them when the music wasn't playing...

So, what was the stupidest thing you used to believe. Don't be shy, only the internet will know.

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I too thought metal was indestructible, and Xzeno's bit about knights seemed particularly familiar, but I also thought all metal was steel. I believed that iron,copper,brass etc. were just different words for steel, and that if it wasn't steel colored someone had just painted it.
Number 2: I thought that when mothers gave birth the baby was just kind of squeezed out of the stomach... perhaps through the belly button. Doctors had to be present because SOMEONE had to stitch up the mother afterwards right? I never understood how animals didn't die when they gave birth in the wild. Imagine my surprise when I discovered how birth actually works!
Number 3: I did not realize I could move my eyes independently from my head until I watched an episode of zaboomafoo. The television asserted that Owls, unlike humans, could not move their eyes. I stood up and loudly proclaimed "HUMANS CAN'T MOVE THEIR EYES EITHER!!!" My mum looked at me like I was insane, and I was suddenly struck with the realization that I could look around without moving my head.
Lastly (and assuredly the most embarrassing): I uh... um... kind of maybe.. eh... thought I was a real life jedi. yeah. After I watched star wars episode 1 I forced my parents to allow me to grow a jedi braid like obi-wan... I had it until like 5th grade when my mum paid me to cut it off.

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I also forgot to mention that I firmly believed that Pokemon were real creatures. I paid the utmost attention at all times in hopes that I would see the illusive doduo. I was sure that was going to be the one I saw, because a footprint in my driveway looked like a doduo track.

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I also forgot to mention that I firmly believed that Pokemon were real creatures.


That reminded me..

I legitimately thought that Pokemon could be real

-I thought Yu-Gi-Oh (the aspect with the cards becoming holograms and fighting) would happen

-I thought that if I carried either my Yu-Gi-Oh deck or one of my Bayblades around..I was definitely bound to run into someone that would challenge me or I could challenge
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I loved animations as a kid like the jungle book and one time I asked my mom: "Is it possible to make the animals like in the Jungle Book?" and she said something like: "Yeah they do on the computers and make them."

Then I thought that she litterly said like they can create it and they pop out all cartoon like out of a computer. Beacuse of that I always wanted a laptop or computer that could use movie making techniques.

The dream of having real cartoon characters is done...but the dream to get the laptop still prevailed...and I finnaly got one. I actually miss things like that as a kid.....

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Another thing I never believed santa or nuthing like that was real...It's just stupid to think that. But unlike some jerks, I hate ruining that dream for little kids.

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When I would visit my grandmother's house and have to use the bathroom, there was a long hallway without a light. I would always run fast to the bathroom (because we generally visited when it started getting dark out) for fear that a Tyranosaurus rex would look in the window and eat me (I watch Jurassic Park several times as a child. There's a scene where the T-rex looks in a window and sees a child and roars, at least if I remember correctly)

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I used to believe I was an alien sent to Earth on a mission but I had amnesia so I couldn't remember who I was or what my mission was. Maybe I was sent to observe boppins.

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Aaand even more from the marvelous me...I was a weird little child...
Honey was bee pee. I never ate it. EVER.
I also thought that soap grew on trees, because magnolia blossoms looked like soap.
People wearing high-heels had specially shaped feet. Actually, I still think that.
And, finally, that Taiwan was an island in the middle of a lake in Michigan.
I think that's the last of my weird-child ruminations.

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I used to believe I was an alien sent to Earth on a mission but I had amnesia so I couldn't remember who I was or what my mission was. Maybe I was sent to observe boppins.


That's one of those brain-scrambling things. I call it the "Inception Principle," aka any idea, belief or suggestion relating to the possibility that we are asleep, someone else or nonexistant (nihilism). It probably has a much cooler name, but I like mine. Don't reply to tell me what the name is.

When I was a kid, I mistranslated "Jinx, you owe me a soda" (remember that game, guys?) as "Jinx, you own Minnesota." I don't think anyone ever realized what I was actually saying.
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*EDIT* Sorry, that's not really a belief. I believed that when you were "jinxed" for saying the same thing someone else said at the same time, you literally had to pay up or you couldn't talk.

Then I grew up and watched the exact same thing happen to Jim on "The Office." So. Now I'm confused.

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When I was like 4 or 5 I thought that money could actually grow on trees so I got a dollar bill and planted it in my mom's garden to see if it would grow into a money tree.

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Just remembered a couple more. I used to think that movies in black and white were like that because they were so old that colour didn't exist back then.

And I also believed that bed sheets were some kind of invincible force field which could protect me from pretty much everything. I'm quite sure I'm not the only one

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For you, kegaumongo:

Just remembered a couple more. I used to think that movies in black and white were like that because they were so old that colour didn't exist back then.


Calvin's dad also thought so.

When I was a kid, I used to believe my legs were fat. Now I appreciate that they're just big boned.
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Calvin's dad also thought so.


Lol, thanks. That really made me laugh. Calvin & Hobbes is always hilarious xD
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And I also believed that bed sheets were some kind of invincible force field which could protect me from pretty much everything. I'm quite sure I'm not the only one


That's up there with believing your dad is the strongest person in the world.
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