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25 hilarious things that people believed to be true as kids but were factually wrong

Children often draw their own hilarious conclusions and perspectives about the world and realize they are way far from the truth while they grow up.

25 hilarious things that people believed to be true as kids but were factually wrong
Representative Cover Image Source: (L) Pexels | Tima Miroshnichenko; (R) Reddit | u/ezbutneverconvenient

Children are, without a doubt, the most creative beings, armed with an insatiable curiosity and a knack for deciphering the mysteries of the world in their unique, often bewildering ways. From believing that the universe was once black and white to crafting intricate theories on the origin of babies, these little philosophers question everything around them. Moreover, it is also a delight for everyone around children to witness their curiosity and creativity.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ketut Subiyanto
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ketut Subiyanto

Reddit user u/Laurenrae134 asked a question, "What is something you were convinced as a kid that was fact, to later learn it was just your kid logic and you weren’t even close?" and it was followed by people sharing the conclusions they drew about the world in childhood. Here are 25 of the best responses:

1. Oceans and shells

"I genuinely thought you could hear the actual ocean anywhere you wanted by listening to a sea shell." - u/International-Hat950

2. The way to have kids

"I used to believe that in order to get pregnant and have a baby, you had to eat A LOT so that your stomach would get bigger and the food would transform into a small human being." - u/a_jill_g

3. Sacrificing for the greater good

"When I saw a character die in a movie I thought the actor sacrificed themselves and died in real life for the sake of the film." - u/Fun_Ferret5125

4. Double dipping

"I was always careful not to mention my maternal grandparents to my paternal grandparents because I thought they didn’t know each other and would be upset that I double dipped and got two sets." - u/quimbykimbleton

5. Am I magic?

"I thought I could see individual atoms moving around as a kid. Nope, it turns out I had a condition that basically tinnitus but for vision." - u/MidnightArcheologist

6. Next up, Pink Floyd!

"I thought that bands lined up at the radio station waiting their turn to play their song and then go to the back of the line." - u/drumorgan

7. Cows ARE girls

"Lions are boys and tigers are girls just like dogs are boys and cats are girls. Horses are boys and cows are girls and so on." - u/maddasher

8. Also Bermuda Triangle, right?

"I really thought quick sand was gonna be a bigger problem." - u/bluewrounder
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Miguel Á. Padriñán
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Miguel Á. Padriñán

9. Quick fix

"I thought putting sticky tape on torn paper would repair it. So like most kids, I was told putting a bandaid on a cut made it better. Which made sense because when you took it off the cut had started healing. Well I figured that sticky tape must do the same thing right? I used to pull tape off of things to check if it was 'fixed' yet." - u/ShutterBug1988

10. Just stop going there, simple

"When I was little I thought gun point was a street so when ever I saw the news that some one got robbed at gun point. I would think to my self why would people go there if there just going to get robbed." - u/valtboy23

11. "One morning, the world was colorful"

"My son asked me that question when he was little. 'When you were little, was the world in color?' I was born in 1981." - u/TheOldestMillenial1
Representative Image Source: Pexels | cottonbro studio
Representative Image Source: Pexels | cottonbro studio

12. Who says they aren't?

"I thought magical creatures and wizards and stuff were real in 'the olden times.' - u/ezbutneverconvenient

13. Maybe you will

"If I listen to the Superman theme song everyday then I would turn into Superman one day." - u/PomeloAgitated863

14. Beautifully innocent

"I thought the chalk outlines from crime scenes were residue left by souls leaving the victims’ bodies." - u/ABB0TTR0N1X
Representative Image Source: Pexels | cottonbro studio
Representative Image Source: Pexels | cottonbro studio

15. Adulting is hard

"When my parents told me it was expensive to go on a trip somewhere and we had to save up, I thought it was because there was a giant toll they had to pay to get into a different state. It never occurred to me that food, lodging, and transportation costs where a thing." - u/pinkradar

16. How do you know it wasn't true then?

"I used to run away from home as a kid quite often to go adventuring. Countless times upon being found or returning after said adventures, my mother would try and remind me of the dangers of me being by myself at such a young age and I wasn't worried because I was convinced Superman would come out of nowhere and save me if anything happened. Luckily I didn't have to learn the hard way that it simply wasn't true." - u/Ozi_izO

17. The way to sober up

"People would talk about seeing a drunk or their uncle who is a drunk. I thought that getting drunk was permanent from one good drinking session. I was horrified when heard high school kids were getting drunk. Probably was close to 12 when I learned about sobering up." - u/AbbreviationsIll7821
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Isabella Mendes
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Isabella Mendes

18. A very good point

"When someone said 'In my point of view' it was actually 'in my point of you.' So I would say 'in my point of me' because why would I said you, when it was my point!" - u/Lemai

19. Green is the new orange

"I thought wearing green during day time gave us extra energy since plants are green and made energy that way. I even wore green clothes every time there was a sports event assuming it made me faster and stronger. Now i realise chlorophyll is different from green dye and its an entirely different concept of biochemistry." - u/SuDi10298

20. Everyone makes a mistake

"I thought brown skinned people couldn't have nut allergies, because nuts were also brown, so they'd have the same stuff as brown people had in their skin. I didn't realise until I was 16 and it was my turn to bring snacks for my choir club. The brown guy said he had nut allergies. I went 'how do you have a nut allergy?' And then suddenly it all clicked in my brain and I realised I might be intelligent, but I am certainly not smart." - u/80085ntits
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay

21. It was fun, kiddo

"My daughter learned something about evolution and asked me, what it was like, when daddy and I were monkeys." - u/katrintje

22. Ah, the twisted history of the world!

"I thought the richest person in the world was Queen Elizabeth, oh my sweet summer child. I also thought the only country in the world was England, I just thought it was VERY big. A dumb child in British education does not mix well." - u/PrimaryBeginning6711

23. The only two religions

"I was raised catholic and went to catholic school, and until i was about 10 years old, I thought there were only two religions: catholic and public." - u/some-dork
Representative Image Source: Pexels | C.T. PHAT
Representative Image Source: Pexels | C.T. PHAT

24. Hahaha, the eventual realization!

"I believed only kids make mistakes." - u/Ihanuus

25. Seemed logical back then, no?

"I thought girls were born from women, and boys were born from men. It made sense at the time." - u/gutierra

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