1. Making love was a whole process taking all night long
    One day I heard my mum say about my cousin "all you need is a couple minutes to make a baby". I was like : "whaaaaat???"
  2. You either had bangs or you had to shave the bangs part of your hair to have hair on each side of your face.
    My aunt had to explain to me that if I didn't want bangs anymore I had to let them grow. I felt a little stupid.
  3. There was a toe monster that would come to eat my toes off if I didn't wear socks to bed
    Suggested by @michellejennifer
  4. White people's poop was brown and black people's poop was white.
    Suggested by @readjulia
  5. Santa had "Christmas Keys" so he could get into everyone's houses/apartments
    Because climbing down a chimney was so unrealistic...
    Suggested by @shanaz
  6. In order to make a baby the man and the woman would drink each other's pee
    Suggested by @hannahbee
  7. That people went to cemeteries to die.
    P morbid but I imagined that when you feel like you're done with life you just walk in, get comfy in the coffin, and then death just takes you as they lower you in. 💁🏻
    Suggested by @irenebean
  8. That when the doctor looked into your ears they could see your brain. And then I asked my GP this well past when I should have believed it...
    Suggested by @prixfixe
  9. That I would die before I turned 25. I wasn't worried, and didn't sweat it; it's just how it was going to be.
    Imagine my surprise when I turned 25 and seemed to just keep going. I have no idea why I thought that.
    Suggested by @pili_ervin
  10. That teachers had a machine that could tell how long pencil lead or pen ink had been on a piece of paper so if you did your homework the morning it was due they would know
    This thought still pops into my mind at 4am when I'm writing college papers even though it's insane... right? RIGHT???
    Suggested by @alenka
  11. That tigers and lions were male and female versions of the same animal
    And when I asked why they weren't together at the zoo my grandma was like Dani they would kill each other and I went that's so sad for their kids
    Suggested by @yikes
  12. There were tiny people inside TVs and radios and they weren't images projected there.
    My dad had a really hard time correcting this thought as I was a kid. I would keep going behind the TV to find a way to let the people out (and was terrified of accidentally letting bad guys escape in the process).
    Suggested by @aminam
  13. Since all old movies were black and white, I believed that the world used to be black and white. I think maybe a lot of kids did. The different aspect for me was that I once saw a picture in a book of Walt Disney on a ladder painting a wall and it suddenly clicked - the world wasn't black and white anymore because Walt painted it!
    Suggested by @KikiHines
  14. That automatic flushing toilets in public restrooms could suck me down and I'd end up in a world of monsters
    They were so loud and forceful that I was convinced these were dangerous toilet whirlpools.
    Suggested by @anuhea
  15. That every time you cracked an egg it was basically 50/50 to get an egg or a chick
    I was half terrified, half excited to get a chick instead of an egg. I believed this until I was 17
    Suggested by @estherlimtf
  16. That love bites were illegal.
    My mum really got me on that one. I was 17 before I found out.
    Suggested by @denesha
  17. That trees made the wind
    Suggested by @kate81
  18. Similar to @aminam I thought little people (possibly mice) lived inside the traffic lights. One guy would be the look out to see how many cars were line up waiting, and when there was enough he'd give the signal to the other guy to turn off the light switch.
    Suggested by @kates08
  19. That a blue whale was as big as the ocean.
    When my mom told me it was the biggest creature in the water.
    Suggested by @shainadesai
  20. I believed that America was up in the clouds because you had to take an airplane to get there.
    We took relatives to the airport frequently in India when they were flying to the States.
    Suggested by @shainadesai
  21. Similar to @alenka I believed that my teachers would use carbon dating on the pencil lead on my tests and would know which questions I skipped to return to at the end. This caused me so much anxiety in second and fourth grades, specifically.
    Suggested by @larzipan
  22. That there must be a lot of awful thunderstorms. The obituaries in the paper were so full of people who were "stricken" at home.
    Suggested by @doodler19
  23. I believed that when we flew in the clouds on an airplane, I'd be able to see Heaven.
    How disappointing when it turned out cloud-flying only produced turbulence. (thankfully then, I was young enough that turbulence was like a roller coaster to me. Now, I white knuckle.)
    Suggested by @PantsFever
  24. That putting your hand under water is what made it heat up.
    Suggested by @DestinationDetour
  25. My first husband grew up in East Oakland where the factories pump out smoke and steam and he grew up thinking that's where clouds came from.
    Suggested by @heyyoukid415