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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!</div>
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This reminds me of when I was four, and I called black people "chocolate people." My parents concernedly corrected me, "no, they're <i>real</i> people." I was like, "Duh, I know, I just think it's dumb to call them <i>black</i> when they are really chocolate-colored." So I guess that's actually a case of things-people-THOUGHT-I-believed.<br><br><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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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"></div>
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Posted this one before: I had a child's sex-education book, very hippy/libbie, and it showed the grown-ups gettin' together in the grass under a starry sky. So I seriously believed that, while I was sleeping, they would get up and go outside to have sex. Didn't occur to me for a moment that they could do it in their bed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/surprised.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":surprised">
 

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My dad jokingly told me one day (this was when I was seven and my imagination was over-active) that the reason why his old VW van was rusting was because every night the Rust Monster would bite into his car doors and leave stains. I really believed him and was genuinely afraid that the Rust Monster would eat me and the only remnants of me would be tiny specks of rust on the driveway.
 

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My dad jokingly told me one day (this was when I was seven and my imagination was over-active) that the reason why his old VW van was rusting was because every night the Rust Monster would bite into his car doors and leave stains. I really believed him and was genuinely afraid that the Rust Monster would eat me and the only remnants of me would be tiny specks of rust on the driveway.</div>
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Sounds like your dad played a lot of Rogue <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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we used to go to the park and feed stale bread to the sucks all the time. I wanted to touch them, but my mom convinced me that ducks loved to eat little girl noses even better than bread. To this day, I'm slightly afraid to touch ducks.<br><br><br><br>
She also told me that nail polish was highly highly poisonous. I know that it can be toxic, but the threat was definitely exaggerated (like she'd freak out if I got food on my fingers and licked it off while I was wearing nail polish.) Again, I still watch my fingers a lot more when my nails are painted. I keep them painted when I'm really stressed out because it keeps me from biting my nails.<br><br><br><br>
I swear to God this happened, but my dad has always denied it: I once asked for a cookie from my grandmother's cookie jar and my dad told me that my Uncle Jim had died from eating too many cookies. That didn't scare me away from cookies for life, but it did keep me from ever desiring any cookies from my grandmother's cookie jar.
 

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Wow, there must've been quite an air of paranoia in your family!<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Sounds like your dad played a lot of Rogue <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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No, he just received joy out of seeing me grow up with the fear of being eaten. Without him, though, never would my creativity span more than a mile. I'm grateful for the Rust Monster, in a way.
 

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When I was little my mom once told me that the emergency brake in her car was an ejection button for my seat. I was terrified she'd pull it up one day and I'd fly out of the car.</div>
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OMG that's too funny. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Hm... I used to believe there was a water monster out to get me.<br><br><br><br>
I thought I could float if I held a balloon.<br><br><br><br>
Can't remember any more.
 

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Too funny stories:<br><br><br><br>
When my twin and I were little my dad had this little trick he would play on us. He would playfully pinch our noses and fake like he pulled them off and say "See, I took your nose off and threw it away." And we would run after him exclaiming "NO, don't throw it awaaaayyyy. I want my nose back." We <i>really</i> believed he threw our noses out. My dad would crack up and then "put them back" and we'd be relieved. I think we were like 5 or 6. Thinking back I still crack myself up over that one.<br><br><br><br>
Another one - I remember one time when we were 7 or 8 and we went on vacation with our family. Our cousins (one girl who was about 1 year older than us and her brother who was maybe 12 at the time). Anyway they were watching a kid gameshow when we came in and we sat down and asked them - "whatya watching?" And my cousin casually said "Just don't sit there." <i>Mind you - this was a gameshow that was actually called "<b>Just Don't Sit There</b>."</i> But of course, we didn't know that so we were just like, "Whhhyyy? we didn't do anything! I just wanted to know what you're watching." And he's just like "Just Don't Sit there!" And we just kept going back and forth, and we were getting really upset cause we thought they wanted us to leave and he was like <i>really</i> trying to explain, saying "No, "<i>Just Don't Sit there</i>!". Then the commercials went off and the gameshow host goes "Welcome back to "JUST DON'T SIT THERE." And he's like "See!" And then we were like "Oh, why didn't you just say so." And he just fell on bed like "UGH!"<br><br><br><br>
It was sooo funny and silly. LOL.
 

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Hehe, lets see here...<br><br><br><br>
That there were little men inside traffic lights, and I have to wink at it for it to turn green.</div>
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I thought that there were little men in the traffic lights too! But I though they had to follow a schedule of when to turn the light green. Like that was there 9-5 job, or something. lol<br><br><br><br>
I also believed that my toys were alive and they would only get up and play when we were sleeping. So, I would try to stay up or trick them so I could catch them in action.
 

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<span>I was such a worry wart as a kid. I was afraid of running out of gas in the middle of the highway. I thought that you could tell how much gas was left my the vibrations the car made. The more vibrations the better. Well the car didn't vibrate much so I was always afraid to ride in the car.</span>
 

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When I was a little kid, I thought my parents knew everything and could fix anything. When I was a teenager they were dumb and out of touch. Now that I'm older and in my 30's, I believe they hold more wisdom than I have in my little pinky. I'm sure there's little kids that will think the same way of me as they grow. And so the cycle continues.
 

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I also believed that my toys were alive and they would only get up and play when we were sleeping. So, I would try to stay up or trick them so I could catch them in action.</div>
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Wow...you must have <i>loved</i> the ToyStory movies! (<i>or else were freaked out by them!)</i>
 

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When I was 4 or so, I thought I never slept. I don't know why. I got into a really heated argument with my uncle about it once, and ended up yelling and crying.<br><br><br><br>
Also, I remember one day telling all my friends that if you close your eyes you run faster, because you're not wasting energy on seeing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:"> They didn't believe me, but we spent the day doing extensive testing and concluded I was right!
 

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I thought "gun-point" was an actual specific geographical location. It appeard to be a very dangerous place, rife with criminal activity and fatal shootings.<br><br><br><br>
Upon seeing Public Enemy's "911's a joke" video, I disapproved severely. I thought it sent the wrong message about what you should do if there's a medical emergency. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
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When i was in the 1st and 2nd grade, I went to Catholic school. There the nuns told us that if we whistled indoors (inside a building) Blessed Mother would cry.<br><br><br><br>
I guess I used to believe this, and it was only several years later that I realized this was bogus and just an attempt to control our behavior through guilt.
 

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I thought something happened during a Christian marriage ceremony (the ceremony, not afterwards) that made a baby, and you could only have a baby if you got married. I only started to question that during a skit on "You Can't Do That On Television" where someone who was never married had a kid. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
If I was at a pool or beach in the summer and laying down, I imagined the feeling of being tanned as a bunch of tiny dwarf-like men (smaller than fleas, so I couldn't see them) painting the tan on me. It freaked me out.<br><br><br><br>
I was a weird kid.
 

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That there were little men inside traffic lights, and I have to wink at it for it to turn green.</div>
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I thought something like this too, except instead of winking, I had to have a staring contest. I probably just happened to "win" a couple of times, so I always tried to help my mom or dad get through faster by staring at the lights.
 

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<span>Once on a summer afternoon my parents told me that it was way past my bedtime. I looked out the widow and saw that it was still light out. I pointed this out to my parents and they told me that the sun, during the summer, liked to stay out till 1 in the morning. I believed them and went to bes about 2 hours earlier than my normal time!</span><br><br><br><br><span>Cancer was always a mystery to me and I was always curious about it. I used to think that if you lost hair that you had cancer. I remember seeing a woman with cancer and her being bald. So I asked my mom why she was bald and my mom told me that she had cancer. That completely frightened me!</span>
 

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my dad told me the button with the red triangle button (emergency lights) on the dash of his VW was "the self destruct button". i totally believed him, it seemed perfectly logical since everything on TV and movies had a self destruct button. not enough things come with a self destruct button.
 
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