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Here's a site some of you might like; <a href="http://iusedtobelieve.com/" target="_blank">http://iusedtobelieve.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
All those things people used to believe in when they where a kid, like that the world really used to be in black and white (Pleasantville style), before they invented colour.
 

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lol. i read through the site and its pretty funny. Some crazy things I used to believe when I was little was that if I accidently swallowed one of those big black watermelon seeds and then drank water a watermelon would grow in my stomache. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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When I was very, very young I thought that if I looked directly at the sun I would instantly go blind. So, I would ask whoever I was with when I went outside where the sun was at in the sky. Then I put alot of energy into not looking that way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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but if the other person looked at it for you they wouldn't go blind? lol cute.<br><br><br><br>
i used to believe all tv shows were live, even re-runs.
 

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Hehe I used to think something similair to that also. I remember when i was about 3 or 4 and I thought the people on the Tv could hear me. I even tried to talk to them.
 

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My older brothers used to tell me that if person jumps from really really high, he can fly, like Peter Pan. I did a lot of jumping from really high places when I was young, like from the top of the stairs in my house, from the balcony, and from high brick walls.<br><br><br><br>
It helped me develop a high tolerance for pain. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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yeah i can thank my bro for my high pain tolerance as well. and also for my eye-anxiety. i hate having things near or in my eyes, i'm starting to think it may have something to do with how many times i was hit in the eye with various objects as a kid. mostly lego's.
 

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I used to do this thing when my mom was vacuuming the house, I'd put my hands over my ears and flap them open and shut, so the vacuum would go "Wrrr... wrrr... wrrr... wrrr..." (as opposed to "Wrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...") like that. I thought that everyone would hear it that way.
 

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i did that too lol but i didn't think other people heard it the same way.<br><br><br><br>
with the tv thing, i even thought commercials were live, and during the commercial the actors for the tv show were sitting around waiting for it to finish, and the commercial was being aired from the next room or something. tv was very confusing for me lol
 

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Yeah, I used to think tv shows were live too and I thought they were all acted out at the local tv station. I could never understand how people (especially in music videos) could change their clothes so fast.
 

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I used to harmonize with the vaccuum and anything else that made noise. I don't do it anymore, but you can always catch me humming, whistling, singing, making some kind of music.
 

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I knew a girl who thought that if she covered up her head you couldn't see her anymore... cause she couldn't see you.<br><br><br><br>
I was completely convinced that if the wind blew cross-ways, my face really would get stuck like that.<br><br><br><br>
I also had a Dad who told me, (when I was very little), every time I bonked my head "Well, at least you didn't hurt your brain" and gave my bum a good pat, implying that's where my brain was. Yeah- <i>thanks, Dad.</i> For the longest time, everytime I fell on my ass, I worried I had given myself brain damage.<br><br><br><br>
I knew gum stayed in your stomach for years, and picking your nose and eating it gave you worms.<br><br><br><br>
Some of my other beliefs were far less pleasant:<br><br><br><br>
I was thoroughly convinced that there were two snipers sitting at my front door (which faced the stairs) at all times waiting to shoot me any and everytime I went up said stairs. They wouldn't try if someone escorted me up the stairs, and if I ran really fast and/or zig zagged they didn't have time to aim and fire. My mum figured every night I didn't want to brush my teeth or whatever, but in actual fact I was just terrified of the going up the stairs part and didn't mind bed, etc, at all.<br><br><br><br>
I also, for a short while, believed there was an tiny evil green monster guy living in the toilet, and if you didn't give him a good 'offering', he would bite your bum. So if you hadn't left anything good, like just a small pee, you'd have to jump off lightening quick so he couldn't get you. You were safe as long as you were sitting though, cause he remained hopeful.<br><br><br><br>
I was a strange child. Still am.
 

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My always having an eternal question thing is a bit like that Twilight Zone- with the kid who writes stories for the great grandfather to keep him alive. I loved that one. I almost feel the same way. Like if I don't have some question I will cease to have purpose in this life and be removed from it.
 

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Once when my mum told me she didn't have any money for some expensive thing I wanted I told her "That's ok, just go get some from the wall!" meaning the ATM- which I suppose I figured was free money.
 

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I also took special care not to yawn without covering my mouth, cause I read somewhere that if I did my soul would escape. ON the few occasions one snuck out before I could cover it, I spent hours wondering if this is what it felt like to be soulless- the waking dead. When I realised nothing had happened, I figured I had just gotten lucky that time.<br><br><br><br>
This website is great!
 

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I also had a friend who believed her mother could move her breasts independantly- like extra arms and legs.
 

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"don't pick your nose, or your head will cave in" was a common phrase in my house.<br><br><br><br>
i wasn't afraid of the dark, but was totally convinced that there were things under my bed that would grab me by the ankles if i stood next to it too long at night. i used to sit on the edge of the bed and stretch my foot out as far as i could to try to reach the light switch. i figured if i got up to turn it off the things under the bed would get me. before my legs were long enough to reach the switch i'd just stand as far back from the bed as possible, turn it off, and then quickly dive onto the bed
 

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Okay, this is really embarassing.<br><br><br><br>
When I was three, I used to say that I didn't want to marry a black man, because I didn't want checker-board kids. How stupid is that!<br><br><br><br>
I also thought that egg salad sandwiches were made by the guts of people who had died in motorcycle accidents. My cousin told me this.<br><br><br><br>
I thought sex was lying naked in bed and kissing. I couldn't understand what the "peepees" and "weewees" had to do with the whole process. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
You know how you can hear your pulse when you smoosh your ear up against your pillow? I used to lie in bed at night and hear that, and thought it was an army marching up the street, coming to get me.<br><br><br><br>
And finally, I thought a forehead was called a forth-head, though I couldn't figure out where the other three heads were. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by LadyFaile</i><br><br><b>i wasn't afraid of the dark, but was totally convinced that there were things under my bed that would grab me by the ankles if i stood next to it too long at night. i used to sit on the edge of the bed and stretch my foot out as far as i could to try to reach the light switch. i figured if i got up to turn it off the things under the bed would get me. before my legs were long enough to reach the switch i'd just stand as far back from the bed as possible, turn it off, and then quickly dive onto the bed</b></div>
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Same here!! I used to make sure my arms/legs never hung over the edge of the bed too! I never liked going up staircases with room for people to grab my ankles either! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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