Strange things you once believed were true.

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  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    OK, I'll kick off. When I was about 5 I was absolutely convinced that if I rubbed some plastic on the hot water tap I would be able to fly. Seriously.

    Another one about the same age, I thought that if I could get hold of a watch and turn the dials back that time would go back.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    My mum could tell if I was lying by feeling to see if my nose was soft :)
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    That King Arthur's castle Camelot was buried under my school :D
     
  4. Salasm macrumors regular

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    swallowing chewing gum and having it stick to my heart, killing me.

    and death from internal bleeding?
     
  5. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    I was told that my mom does not age. She remained 25 every birthday. I believed this far longer then I should of.
     
  7. someguy macrumors 68020

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    When I was 6 or 7, I thought that if you dug beneath the surface of the Earth just a few feet, you would hit a very hot, thin layer of sheet metal, and beyond that were the burning fires of Hell.

    Don't ask. :rolleyes:
     
  8. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That has brought back my own fear of the malleable material, I used to think that it would, if swallowed, end up in my hand and I could visualise my hand disected with the chewy in little compartments.
     
  9. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    That Mother always knows best.

    Yeah. Right.

    Oh, and respect your elders.
     
  10. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    If I kept making that face, it'd stick that way. :D
     
  11. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    I remember that one.
     
  12. freebooter macrumors 65816

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    I used to believe in a god that is like a really touchy, vengeful Santa Claus who needs constant flattery.
     
  13. ghall macrumors 68040

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    When I was 3, I seriously thought that there were people in the TV, and VHS tapes told them to do stuff. I'd spontanously rewind the tape, just to screw with em'. :D
     
  14. juanster macrumors 68020

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    when i was around 6-7 my older cousin told me that the reason girls used pads was because in case they laughed too hard and peed their pants it would not show, and i belived her until i was around 10 or so...
     
  15. ghall macrumors 68040

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    So, what happens if guys laugh to hard? There's nothing to protect them from embarrassment. :mad:

    Oh I forgot another one:
    I once believed Macs sucked. :eek:
     
  16. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    i dont think guys can do that if they laugh too hard
     
  17. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    I used to think that when you flushed a toilet on an airplane, the waste would fall to earth.
     
  18. juanster macrumors 68020

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    aahaa yeahh me too i was always so worried that my piss would fall on someone s head... and then i would always look up when an airplane would fly by, just to make sure nothing was coming my way....
     
  19. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Haha, me too.

    I think I believe in more things now than I did when I was a child. Which is a bit of a turn around!
     
  20. grahamtearne macrumors regular

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    that windows was better than mac os x!

    hahaha how naive was i?
     
  21. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I was of frogs.

    Pee = warts. ewww

    I've since learned this is not true.:)
     
  22. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    That the letter "W" was invented in the early 1950's. Wow.... :rolleyes: :D
     
  23. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, and that was but only a couple of years ago :eek:
     
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    I meet a girl who loved to F_ _ _
    she did everything with utter disregard for self respect

    never knew such people existed
     
  25. psychofreak Retired

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    That a girl's bajingo was actually called a Kiwi :)
     

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