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27 Ridiculous Things People Believed As Kids That Are Just Really Fucking Wrong

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what dumb things they believed when they were younger. Here are the fucking funny results.

1. "I thought old and young versions of movie characters were played by the same actor, and they just waited until the actor grew up to finish making the movie."

20th Century Fox

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2. "When my parents said colleges were 'hard to get into,' I thought they meant the door was heavy and hard to open."

—aominedaiki
Warner Bros. Television

3. "That it was 'skin' milk and not skim milk, and that it had bits of skin in it like orange juice pulp."

—ayseeoh89
Mutant Enemy Productions

4. "My mom told me there was a tiny person behind the wall of the automatic flush toilets, and he watched until you were done to flush it."

"A bit creepy."—ashleyb9697
ABC

"A bit creepy."

ashleyb9697

5. "I thought the Gushers commercials where their heads turned into a fruit were real, so I wouldn't eat them until I was in my teens."

General Mills

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6. "I thought if I ate the seed of whatever fruit I was consuming, that it would grow in my belly."

Nickelodeon

"One time I ate watermelon and cried hysterically! I told my mom, 'I wanted to tell you goodbye because my stomach is gonna explode.'"

TiJaChula

7. "I thought nosebleed seats at a basketball game were given their name because they were closest to the court, so you could get hit in the face with the ball."

—madelinem451a
Fox Searchlight

8. "My mom told me that when my fingers started to look like raisins in the bath, it meant my body was dissolving and could go down the drain with the bathwater."

—j472057
20th Century Television

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9. "I thought clowns were a race of people. I was obviously wrong."

—KrystenKarah
Warner Bros.

10. "I thought the satellite dish kept the aliens away."

—shelbyo497
History Channel

11. "I thought there were little people in the radio who lived there and played the music for me."

"I would always feel so guilty for pressing repeat or skipping a song."—kimberlyg458c
Paramount Pictures

"I would always feel so guilty for pressing repeat or skipping a song."

kimberlyg458c

12. "My grandpa told me his dentures were donated teeth from people who died."

"He said when someone died and if they had good teeth, dentists take the teeth and give them to someone who don't have any. I was in my twenties before I realized that wasn't true."—e4028
FOX

"He said when someone died and if they had good teeth, dentists take the teeth and give them to someone who don't have any. I was in my twenties before I realized that wasn't true."

e4028

13. "I was told if you picked your nose and wiped it on something, it would turn into a worm."

—Laura Weese Magee, Facebook
NBC

—Laura Weese Magee, Facebook

14. "My dad's birthday is 4th of July so for the longest time I thought our town lit fireworks for him."

Adult Swim, Via instagram.com

15. "I thought that the direction North was 'up.' Like toward the sky."

Flickr Creative Commons / Doug Kerr / Via flic.kr, Vine / Nick Mastodon

"I actually believed this till I was a sophomore in high school."

abbyc4965

16. "My parents told me that the hazards switch in the car was actually an eject button for bad kids."

Via instagram.com, Via instagram.com

"It was a great threat whenever I was misbehaving!!!"

hkazmi809 and Brett Vergara

17. "I thought Silicon Valley was named after silicone breast implants because I learned from TV that some Californians had fake boobs."

—mrsdonaghy
Universal Pictures

18. "My dad put a mounted deer head on the living room wall. I was convinced the rest of the deer body was on the other side of the wall in my parents' room."

"I refused to go into their room for months."—jenamarie
Disney

"I refused to go into their room for months."

jenamarie

19. "My sister told me the mannequins in the mall were dead people that no one collected from the morgue."

"I ran through department stores for about a year until my mom figured out why and told me the truth."—caitline442d8
20th Century Fox

"I ran through department stores for about a year until my mom figured out why and told me the truth."

caitline442d8

20. "I didn't think 'drinking and driving' applied specifically to alcohol."

—leslies22 and Anna Kopsky
Twitter / annacatkopsky / Via Twitter: @annacatkopsky

21. "I believed that stoplights worked because little people were inside them changing the colors."

Bravo, Public Domain / Wikipedia Commons

"That was their job, and when work was over they traveled through the wires to get home."

leahc40b

22. "I thought Labor Day was the day all the pregnant ladies went into labor and had their babies."

"That had to be why so many of my school friends had September birthdays, right?"—courtneys439
E!

"That had to be why so many of my school friends had September birthdays, right?"

courtneys439

23. "When I was a little I thought a 'dead end' meant that's where people dumped dead bodies."

"So for years, younger me thought all dead end roads were full of dead people."—paytony2
MGM

"So for years, younger me thought all dead end roads were full of dead people."

paytony2

24. "My parents made me believe it was illegal to have the interior lights of the car on at night while driving."

NBC, Via instagram.com

"I thought this was true until about a year ago."

allieb4a and eviec4a1

25. "I used to think that teachers lived in the teachers' lounge because they were still at school when we left, and there when we got there again the next day."

—allisonl41ac and d45971c2f2
The CW

26. "I always thought that the ashes that are spread on people's foreheads on Ash Wednesday were the ashes of people."

—a4d45c
A24

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27. And "I thought that people who died in movies actually died — like part of getting the job meant you had to be willing to get killed, too."

Warner Bros.

"Talk about method acting."

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