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What's the dumbest thing you believed as a child?

No including Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, or the Tooth Fairy.

Posted - March 15

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  • 926
    Oh... I'll come back later - I don't want mine to sit at the top!

    But my mom, as a child, thought it was possible to walk on clouds. And two of my best friends (twin brothers) were absolutely convinced that the world used to be colourless, which is of course why old movies look that way.
      March 15, 2023 5:56 PM MDT
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  • 8772
    Those seem pretty plausible to me.
      March 16, 2023 1:41 PM MDT
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  • 21896
    I prefer Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" in black-and-white and it was filmed with all colors.  :)


    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at March 17, 2023 9:44 PM MDT
      March 17, 2023 3:25 PM MDT
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  • 926
    I watched it for the first time in colour, and it just seemed off to me hehe. Your profile picture is certainly more effective without it :)
      March 17, 2023 6:19 PM MDT
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  • 15747
    That my great-grandmother had seen the Flood because she was Noah's wife.
      March 15, 2023 6:30 PM MDT
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  • 21896

    I don't know how dumb it was but I still don't remember when I actually first found out that raisins were a fruit, not candy.

    As a youngster, I was always so happy that my parents almost always allowed me to get my favorite candy at the grocery store -- raisins.
      March 15, 2023 8:58 PM MDT
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  • 8772
    Not so dumb. It's not like you thought dog biscuits were cookies! :)
      March 16, 2023 1:42 PM MDT
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  • 21896
    Ha! Thanks, Jane S!  :)

      March 17, 2023 3:24 PM MDT
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  • 926
    That's a brilliant idea, actually! At least once a day, forbid kids from eating fruit because it's too sweet. ("And give me your broccoli because I need to stay stronger than you!")
      March 16, 2023 5:46 PM MDT
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  • 21896
    :)
    :)
    Maybe you have something there!
      March 17, 2023 3:23 PM MDT
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  • 51794

     

      When I was in kindergarten, I thought that if you leaned up against or even touched a telephone pole, you would get electrocuted.

      When I was about 6 or 7 years old, I thought that if my parents had $100 in the bank, it meant we were a rich family. That specific amount, no more, no less.

    ~

      March 16, 2023 4:58 PM MDT
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  • 8772
    I got so distracted by that cute baby,  almost forgot to read your answer.  I once bragged that my father made $35 a week. It seemed like a fortune to me.
      March 16, 2023 6:09 PM MDT
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  • 51794
      March 16, 2023 6:59 PM MDT
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  • 926
    All right, here's mine. I'll try to keep it clean, but-- 

    I was circumcised as a toddler (for non-religious reasons), and don't remember ever looking any different - so when I first saw a naked, uncircumcised man, I thought his "tip" had fallen off. Seemed to me he had tugged on it too hard, or gotten it stuck somewhere, or that it simply popped off (like a bottle cap) with age. 

    I was pretty scared it would happen to me, and did my best to keep it on as long as I could.
      March 17, 2023 6:33 PM MDT
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  • 8772
    I know you wanted to keep a low profile,  but I have to give this Asker's Pick.
      March 17, 2023 9:52 PM MDT
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  • 926
    You may only have done this to mess with me, but thanks! Lots of funny answers here. Childhood is a wonderful thing - I hope I didn't affect anyone's impression of it. By "it" I mean--never mind.
      March 19, 2023 6:05 PM MDT
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  • 5059

    When I was a few years old, I thought all of the mythical creatures lived on the other side of the mountains in Colorado.  On my family trips to Colorado, no matter how high I swung on the swings, I couldn’t see over the mountains, but when I asked my parents if they would take me to the other side of the mountains, they always said “no”.  They were hiding something from me, I knew it.  For some reason, they didn’t want me to visit the unicorns and the mermaids.  I gave up when dad sat me down in front of the computer and gave me an online geography lesson.

    My five-year-old view of the world:

    The reality:

    This post was edited by Livvie at March 19, 2023 6:00 PM MDT
      March 17, 2023 9:03 PM MDT
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  • 8772
    I used to put my ear to the basement floor to see if I could hear the Chinese people.
      March 17, 2023 9:50 PM MDT
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  • 771
    If I would have dug a hole from my childhood house to the other side of the world like they did in cartoons, I would have come out at this street corner, 115 kilometres from Beijing.


    This post was edited by sirena Martina at March 19, 2023 7:28 PM MDT
      March 19, 2023 2:32 AM MDT
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  • 12230
    Not so much believing as doing. When I was in kindergarten and my brother was in fourth grade, we would mail pieces of ice on our walk to school in winter.
      March 17, 2023 9:47 PM MDT
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  • 16935
    The little men in the radio.
      March 18, 2023 4:47 PM MDT
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  • 771
    That sound came from a monster that ate kids. I didn't believe that but I told my little brother that when he was six years old.

    The monster:



      March 19, 2023 2:55 AM MDT
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  • 30646
    Snakes in the pipes. I always made sure the bath tub was plugged before I got in and unplugged after I was out. 
      March 19, 2023 9:27 AM MDT
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  • 1781
    Oh I have a good one

    When I was younger my mom used to buy those dry packaged microwaveable noodle packs. My cousins and I would eat them raw and my mom hated it. She told me there was eggs in the noodles that only died when boiled, and if I ate them raw the eggs would hatch and I would get worms in my butt that the doctor would have to pull out with tweezers. 
    When I was 19 my boyfriend was eating raw noodles and I told him he would get worms in his butt and he was very confused 
      March 22, 2023 11:45 PM MDT
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