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The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid

Updated October 27, 2019 62.5k votes 4.9k voters 140.0k views43 items

List RulesSilly 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 Over You Then Nothing Could Get You.

  • 2
    1,370
    368

    If You Shave Your (chest, Legs, Etc) the Hair Will Grow Back Thicker and Darker

  • 3
    1,111
    408
  • 4
    2,020
    444

    When You Turned the Lights Off in a Room, You Had to Sprint Out to Avoid Monsters

    Yeah, we still do this.
  • 5
    1,713
    761

    If You Swallowed a Watermelon Seed, it Would Grow Inside Your Stomach

    Water daily and you'll have yourself a garden.
  • 6
    1,006
    412

    That Father Christmas Was Real!

  • 7
    1,596
    716

    Your Stuffed Animals Came to Life When You Weren't Looking

    Toy Story was a documentary, right?
  • 8
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    737

    All Grownups Knew What They Were Talking About and Were Always Right

    LOL BIGGEST LIE EVER!
  • 9
    1,319
    772

    There Were People Who Controlled the Stoplights at Every Intersection

    We've always wondered why we only hit red lights.
  • 10
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    470

    If You Crossed Your Eyes, They Would Stay That Way

    Uncles and aunts were great at saying this.
  • 11
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    48

    The tooth fairy is real

  • 12
    1,426
    794

    If You Thought Hard Enough, You Could Move Stuff with Your Mind

    But we could never show anyone our hidden talent.
  • 13
    863
    460

    All Inanimate Objects Had Feelings

  • 14
    758
    424

    Everybody Must Obey My Mother

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    408
    172

    If you peed in the pool it would turn different colors

    ''EWWWW"

  • 16
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    962

    If You Didn't See it, it Didn't Exist

    Ignorance is bliss!
  • 17
    663
    450

    If I Can't See You, You Can't See Me.

  • 18
    702
    441

    My Dad Was the Toughest Dad in the World

    Kids still get into fights over whose dad was the toughest in the world.
  • 19
    727
    471

    Stepping On Lines / Cracks Could Hurt Parents Spines / Backs

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    913

    You Could Get Sucked Down the Bathtub's Plughole

    Why do you think all kids eventually switch to showers?
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    164

    When there was a whole moon a wolf would come out and howl

    "OW OW OWWWWWWWW"

  • 22
    952
    915

    Elemenopee Was One Word (Instead of L-M-N-O-P)

    We still recite the alphabet this way...
  • 23
    840
    1,020

    There Were Sharks in the Deep End of the Swimming Pool

    Shallow end for life; we're still scared.
  • 24
    909
    1,076

    Chocolate Milk Came from Brown Cows

    And strawberry milk came from pink cows, obv.
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    581

    Drinking Coffee Made You Short