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The Silliest Things You Thought Were True as a Kid

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.

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    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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    The Ground was Lava and the Couch and Everything on the Ground was Safety

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

    LOL BIGGEST LIE EVER!
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    If You Shave Your (chest, Legs, Etc) the Hair Will Grow Back Thicker and Darker

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    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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    That Father Christmas Was Real!

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

    Toy Story was a documentary, right?
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    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 Would Stay That Way

    Uncles and aunts were great at saying this.
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    There Were People Who Controlled the Stoplights at Every Intersection

    We've always wondered why we only hit red lights.
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    All Inanimate Objects Had Feelings

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    The tooth fairy is real

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    Everybody Must Obey My Mother

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    If you peed in the pool it would turn different colors

    ''EWWWW"

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

    Ignorance is bliss!
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    Stepping On Lines / Cracks Could Hurt Parents Spines / Backs

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

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    You Could Get Sucked Down the Bathtub's Plughole

    Why do you think all kids eventually switch to showers?
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    Elemenopee Was One Word (Instead of L-M-N-O-P)

    We still recite the alphabet this way...
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    There Were Sharks in the Deep End of the Swimming Pool

    Shallow end for life; we're still scared.
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    When there was a whole moon a wolf would come out and howl

    "OW OW OWWWWWWWW"

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    Chocolate Milk Came from Brown Cows

    And strawberry milk came from pink cows, obv.
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    Drinking Coffee Made You Short

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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.