When we’re young, we always tend to believe just about anything we’re told–even if it seems absolutely ridiculous. Sometimes, our parents will tell us things just to make us behave better, other times people tell us things to trick us.
Kids are definitely gullible, so, it makes sense that we fall for just about anything. Recently, Ross McClearly asked Twitter users to share the “ridiculous” things they believed as a kid, sharing his own–thinking that the two teams on University Challenge were stacked one on top of the other like the way it’s cut together.
Where’s that ‘ridiculous things you believed as a kid’ thread? Because I just remembered that I used to think the two teams on University Challenge were stacked one on top of the other like the way it’s cut together.
— Ross McClearly (@strongmisgiving) September 5, 2018
Other Twitter users also believed some super ridiculous stuff.
-I thought Superman was a profession like doctor or taxi driver, and that I could simply become a Superman when I was older.
-My brother thought that guns fired blood, because when someone gets shot on television, they get bloody.
— Ronan Murphy (@RonanMurphy16) September 7, 2018
My mum told us that orange juice was the stickiest substance known to man and they used it to glue rockets together. One of my siblings announced this to their class at primary school. ?♀️
— Alis Roberts (@alis_roberts) September 7, 2018
I thought spongebob was a block of cheese
— chloëfoster (@chloefoster27) September 7, 2018
I thought each episode of a TV show was filmed during the week between them, so I didn’t understand how they showed the “next time…” segments.
— Miriam Joy (Finn) (@miriamjoywrites) September 6, 2018
Used to think “drinking and driving” related to all beverages, not just alcohol.
— Riven (@rivenscythe) September 7, 2018
When a song was being played on the radio, I thought the whole band just popped into the room with the radio presenter, then left once they’d finished.
— Vonnie Sandlan (@VonnSand) September 5, 2018
I used to think that your birthday suit was an actual suit people wore on their birthday & always wondered why I didn’t have one
— Kerry Atkins (@KerrySusie) September 7, 2018
As a child I thought “full” from eating meant you were full of food from your head to your toes. So when I was eating I would say “I’m this full” and like put my hand on my body where depending on how full I thought it was of food ??
— ✨Rae✨ #TeamSam (@BBSuperFan4) September 7, 2018
When I was a kid, I thought mountains were burried dinosaurs.
— KZ (@karizzzz) September 7, 2018
I thought that other kids got to keep watching TV shows during the commercials I saw. I seem to recall resenting that.
— Janet O’Keefe (@jtokeefe) September 6, 2018