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34 People Share Their Dumbest Childhood Beliefs

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Children have very active imaginations. If they don't know why something is, they'll make up a reason. While charming and adorable, children are usually wrong. People went on r/AskReddit to share some of these dumb childhood beliefs and the posts were nonsensical gold. 

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    Assigned Grandparents

    From Redditor u/RosyMama

    Grandparents were assigned to families. Like, I didn't know my Grandma was my Dad's mom.

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    That's My Trademark

    From Redditor u/CHOGIWADDLE

    That all companies with a 'TM' (Trademark) were owned by my family, only because those were my initials.

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    Don't Leave Your Video Games On

    From Redditor u/NemuiNezumi

    I thought if you left a video game on then a character would come out of the tv and kill you. I was a bit paranoid as a small kid

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    Growing Rocks

    From Redditor u/rudewa1122

    My grandpa told me that I could grown rocks. He took me outside and grabbed a rock with me then we put it in a jar of water. I watched it for a while waiting for it to grow but it never did. So I took a nap and when I woke up the rock was a lot bigger. I was so excited and confused. Then I went and ate dinner with my grandma and when we got back to their house there was a bunch of pebbles along with my rock. The b*stard had babies. Turns out rocks can't really grow and my grandpa was just f*cking with me. Oh well.

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