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Erica Scheidt
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List Rules Silly beliefs you held as a stupid little kid. Upvote the things you remember arguing about on the playground.

Looking at this list, it's amazing we were able to get through our childhood without having a nervous breakdown. Seriously! The amount of silly things you believed as a kid and the little lies that we had to tell ourselves just to get through those traumatic childhood days is insane. There were monsters everywhere, sharks in the swimming pool, and plenty to worry about as fair as cutting your hair and eating watermelon seeds. Now that we're mature, grown adults, we definitely don't believe any of these silly lies anymore. Riiiiight? 

When you were growing up, what silly things did you believe? Did you actually believe that the world was in black and white before color TV was invented? Did those horror movies that you were way too young to watch traumatize you so much that you were actually afraid of being sucked down the bathtub drain? What silly thing did you tell yourself in order to avoid the monsters that most definitely lived under your bed or in the closet?

From flat out ridiculous to straight up delusional, which of these silly things did you believe in the most when you were a young, innocent, naive child? How many of you out there still think chocolate milk comes from brown cows? We'll admit we're still a little afraid of the dark, what about you? Let us know in the comments section and be sure to vote up the beliefs on this list that you also thought were 100% true as a child.

Is your weird childhood believe not listed? Add it below to help others remember all the ridiculous things they believed when they were kids. 
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If You Pulled Your Blanket Up ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
RebellionxGamer added If You Pulled Your Blanket Up Over You Then Nothing Could Get You.

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1,945 454
When You Turned the Lights Off... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
When You Turned the Lights Off in a Room, You Had to Sprint Out to Avoid Monsters Yeah, we still do this.

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If You Shave Your (chest, Legs... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
john-morgan added If You Shave Your (chest, Legs, Etc) the Hair Will Grow Back Thicker and Darker

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Lava is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid

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All Grownups Knew What They We... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
All Grownups Knew What They Were Talking About and Were Always Right LOL BIGGEST LIE EVER!

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If You Swallowed a Watermelon ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
If You Swallowed a Watermelon Seed, it Would Grow Inside Your Stomach Water daily and you'll have yourself a garden.

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If You Thought Hard Enough, Yo... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
If You Thought Hard Enough, You Could Move Stuff with Your Mind But we could never show anyone our hidden talent.

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If You Crossed Your Eyes, They... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
RobLein added If You Crossed Your Eyes, They Would Stay That Way Uncles and aunts were great at saying this.

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Your Stuffed Animals Came to L... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
Your Stuffed Animals Came to Life When You Weren't Looking Toy Story was a documentary, right?

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MartinAustin added That Father Christmas Was Real!

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Everybody Must Obey My Mother is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
john-morgan added Everybody Must Obey My Mother

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Stepping On Lines / Cracks Cou... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
travis-harris added Stepping On Lines / Cracks Could Hurt Parents Spines / Backs

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All Inanimate Objects Had Feel... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
Lauren Slocum added All Inanimate Objects Had Feelings

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My Dad Was the Toughest Dad in... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
RobLein added My Dad Was the Toughest Dad in the World Kids still get into fights over whose dad was the toughest in the world.

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There Were People Who Controll... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
There Were People Who Controlled the Stoplights at Every Intersection We've always wondered why we only hit red lights.

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If I Can't See You, You Can't ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
travis-harris added If I Can't See You, You Can't See Me.

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Chocolate Milk Came from Brown... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
Chocolate Milk Came from Brown Cows And strawberry milk came from pink cows, obv.

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If You Didn't See it, it D... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
If You Didn't See it, it Didn't Exist Ignorance is bliss!

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Drinking Coffee Made You Short is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
RobLein added Drinking Coffee Made You Short

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Elemenopee Was One Word (Inste... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
Elemenopee Was One Word (Instead of L-M-N-O-P) We still recite the alphabet this way...

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You Could Get Sucked Down the ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
You Could Get Sucked Down the Bathtub's Plughole Why do you think all kids eventually switch to showers?

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There Were Sharks in the Deep ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
There Were Sharks in the Deep End of the Swimming Pool Shallow end for life; we're still scared.

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Every Song on the Radio Was Be... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
Every Song on the Radio Was Being Played Live Rockstars obviously had nothing better to do.

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That Was Actually Mickey Mouse... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
That Was Actually Mickey Mouse You Met at Disneyland Definitely not a struggling actor!

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Mirrors Were Windows to Other ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
Mirrors Were Windows to Other Worlds And all closets are portals to Narnia!

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Before Color TV Was Invented, ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
Before Color TV Was Invented, the Whole World Was in Black and White No gray areas here!

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If You Don't Stop That, You'll... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
john-morgan added If You Don't Stop That, You'll Go Blind

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If You Flushed the Toilet Whil... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
If You Flushed the Toilet While Sitting Down, You'd Get Sucked In That scene from Trainspotting was too real.

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691 1,118
Teachers Lived in the Classroo... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
Teachers Lived in the Classroom They don't have lives, right?

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666 1,142
Actors Killed in the Movies Di... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
Actors Killed in the Movies Died in Real Life It's called method acting.

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If Your Hands Got Wrinkly from... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
If Your Hands Got Wrinkly from Swimming for Too Long, You Were Turning Into an Old Person Raisin hands are the worst.

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All Cats Were Female and All D... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
All Cats Were Female and All Dogs Were Male Thanks a lot, Lisa Frank.

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People on TV Shows Lived Insid... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
People on TV Shows Lived Inside the Television And they can hear your laughs over the laugh track, right?

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Oil Refineries Were Cloud Fact... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
Oil Refineries Were Cloud Factories Definitely not pollution factories.

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Girls Pee Out of Their Rear En... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
Girls Pee Out of Their Rear Ends Some grown men probably still think this.

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If You Cut Your Hair, it Doesn... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
If You Cut Your Hair, it Doesn't Grow Back "I don't want to be bald, Mama!"

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When ever you farted, you thou... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid
1515093662392 added When ever you farted, you thought the air would turn green.

¨My farts are gonna turn green