Kids not only SAY the darndest things, but they also BELIEVE the darndest things. Like seriously, did anyone EVER actually believe in the Easter Bunny? That one's definitely not real, unlike Santa. Santa is totally real and you can't change my mind.

u/Drakonish asked: What's the stupidest thing you believed as a child?



Story checks out.

That brown cows made chocolate milk and black cows produced coffee. The more white a brown/black patched cow was, the more milk in the chocolate milk/coffee.

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I actually believed this one too. Glad I'm not the only one!

Drakonish

True facts.

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Narwhals were a mythical creature like unicorns.

Upon further investigation at 11, they're real.

CatMafia_

Am adult. Can confirm.

That adults know everything.

Schmackerich

True, I clearly remember looking at family friends, teachers, etc thinking how serious and trustable they were. Analyzing now the behaviour of a good percentage of them is kind of sad. Especially regarding my parents.

castigamat

Um......what?

That pepper made food hot and salt cooled it down.

No idea where I got this from but it did lead to me not wanting to eat a lot of diners cause I put to much salt on them.

UltraNachos

Well, technically, you're not wrong...

Automation_Junkie

I mean, you could, it would just cost a lot.

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I thought that once we grew up, we could decide what we looked like. I wanted to look like Selena- man was I disappointed when I learned I would be stuck with my face my whole life.

Gazelti

Well if you bring 1000 gold to the Thieves' Guild...

Avatar_ZW

So innocent, so stupid.

Kids are born just due to adults getting married.

rahul911017

My wife often tells a story about how she thought women got pregnant when they put a wedding ring on. She once told a lady it was impossible for her unmarried daughter to be pregnant without a wedding ring. She probably sounded so pretentious.

OCT0PUSCRIME

I STILL believe this.

I believed that inanimate objects had feelings for WAY longer than I should have. I didn't wanna be "mean" to them, lol

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I used to make sure all my stuffed animals were tucked into bed with me because I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings for having a favorite doll and bear. I did that until I was almost 12....

not_mr_hunnybunny

Wait....they don't????

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Women give birth through their bellybutton.

Hey, it is a hole in the stomach. I knew it had something to do with babies. If you think this is crazy, my twin brother thought you gave birth through your mouth when at first.

ThatAsianBoi21

It's amazing what CGI can do these days.

I believed that actors would dress up as cartoon characters to film cartoons

MouseDonut

This is like, a universal belief of kids.

That it was illegal to turn on the interior lights of a car in the dark.

There was definitely some adult/parental influence to this notion.

jackferret

Christmas is upon us. It's time to get those Christmas present lists together.

So... who has been naughty and who has been nice?

Who is getting diamonds and who is getting coal? Yuck, coal. Is that even a thing anymore? Who even started that idea?

There has to be some funnier or more "for the times" type of "you've been naughty" stocking stuffer.

I feel like the statement coal used to make is kind of last century at this point.

Apparently I'm not alone in this thinking.

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I admit, I love my stuffed animals. They're the best.

Some of them have been with me for years and I have them proudly displayed in different spots around my apartment. And when I've packed them for a move, I've done so with all the tender loving care I can muster.

What is it about them that stirs up these feelings?

Believe it or not, it's quite possible to form emotional attachments to inanimate objects!

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They say your 30's hits different, like one day you're young a hopeful and the next day you're just WAY too old for this.

What is the "this" you're suddenly too old for?

No idea. It's different for everyone, but make no mistake, it'll happen to you too.

Maybe it already has?

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Do all mothers go to the say mom school or something? Because they seem to share the same advice or go on the same platitudes, don't they?

Here's an idea.

Maybe they're just older, have more experience, and are trying to keep us from being dumbasses in public. At least, that's what I think.

I'm definitely grateful for my mother's advice—it's saved me more than once—and it seems many out there are too. And they all seem to have heard the same things from their mothers, too.

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