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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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    344

    If You Pulled Your Blanket Up Over You Then Nothing Could Get You.

  • 2
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    438

    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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  • 4
    1,615
    710

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

    LOL BIGGEST LIE EVER!
  • 5
    1,394
    357

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

  • 6
    1,688
    767

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

    Water daily and you'll have yourself a garden.
  • 7
    1,565
    728

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

    Toy Story was a documentary, right?
  • 8
    995
    404

    That Father Christmas Was Real!

  • 9
    1,430
    759

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

    But we could never show anyone our hidden talent.
  • 10
    893
    464

    If You Crossed Your Eyes, They Would Stay That Way

    Uncles and aunts were great at saying this.
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    779

    There Were People Who Controlled the Stoplights at Every Intersection

    We've always wondered why we only hit red lights.
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    317
    92

    The tooth fairy is real

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    850
    457

    All Inanimate Objects Had Feelings

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    421

    Everybody Must Obey My Mother

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    459
    196

    If you peed in the pool it would turn different colors

    ''EWWWW"

  • 16
    690
    442

    My Dad Was the Toughest Dad in the World

    Kids still get into fights over whose dad was the toughest in the world.
  • 17
    802
    958

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

    Ignorance is bliss!
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    700
    469

    Stepping On Lines / Cracks Could Hurt Parents Spines / Backs

  • 19
    632
    455

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

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    899

    You Could Get Sucked Down the Bathtub's Plughole

    Why do you think all kids eventually switch to showers?
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    934
    905

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

    We still recite the alphabet this way...
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    348
    192

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

    "OW OW OWWWWWWWW"

  • 23
    804
    1,015

    There Were Sharks in the Deep End of the Swimming Pool

    Shallow end for life; we're still scared.
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    871
    1,061

    Chocolate Milk Came from Brown Cows

    And strawberry milk came from pink cows, obv.
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    521
    564

    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.