13 Of The Dumbest Things People Believed When They Were Young

When we’re born, we are basically dumbass blobs who know nothing. As time goes on, we get some forming and molding from our parents and teachers but trust me, we are still very dumb, even into adulthood. These 13 people recalled the dumbest things they believed as kids for some reason, and you know what, I’m not even gonna make fun of them because I was no better:


1. It’s 10-to-a-bed Japenese-style sleeping over there.

When I was about 4, my older sister told me that since the population of Japan was so high, Japanese people slept sideways on their beds so they could fit more people on every bed. I believed it until I went to a sleepover at 13 and suggested that we sleep “Japanese-style” on the bed so everyone could fit.

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2. I mean, you never know.

I used to think NHL training camps were held in the woods and the players practiced on frozen ponds.

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3. Nah, that might be a form of strange foreplay tho.

I for real thought that gay sex was like sword fighting with dicks. I went to a Catholic school so asking for clarification was out of the question.

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4. Such harmless lies can snowball when you’re a dumb child.

That “Inc.” meant “in North Carolina.”

I live in NC and my dad told me that that is what it meant and I believed it for an embarrassingly long time.

I still cringe when I think about it.

“Monsters in North Carolina” ugh

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5. No one likes the guy who froze the whole world.

When I was young my parents told me that if I kept leaving the fridge open then I would freeze the whole world and then no on would like me 🙁

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6. How does one walk a dog incorrectly?

My aunt said that she put a camera in my dog so I would walk him correctly

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7. All the strength went from his body to his brain.

That Stephen Hawking was in wheelchair because he was too intelligent. Y’know like his brain was damaged from being so smart

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8. That’s actually…a great idea?

My sister and I believed that the ghosts in Pac-Man were played by kids in other countries who played the opposite video game.

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9. “For a bunch of buff jocks, they sure can sing a nice tune.”

That the rock group The Eagles were actually The Philadelphia Eagles doing a side project. When you’re 7 and hear “This is the latest from The Eagles” being announced on the radio and your Dad is a Philadelphia Eagles fan, what are you supposed to think?

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10. The dad’s reaction is hilarious.

I was fortunate enough to have a computer when I was growing up back in the early 90s. We had a few games on floppy disc that I played all the time but I always wanted more and couldn’t convince my parents to buy them for me.

One day my dumb ass thought “if I just scribble out the name of the game on the disc and write the name of the game I want…that should do the trick!”

I told my dad about my idea and he just shook his head. He was probably ashamed of the idiot he was raising. I wasn’t discouraged though. I grabbed a pen and scribbled “ghost busters” on a copy of some flight simulator game, popped it in and fired it up.

I was disappointed. I’m also still not a smart man.

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11. Sounds like actual hell for the actors.

I used to believe that all tv commercials were live and that the actors had to come back and do the commercials during every break!

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12. Thank god we are not designed this way.

I believed that when a woman was pregnant with anything more than twins, the babies weren’t all in her stomach area because there was no way they would fit. At the time there was a news story about someone who had sextuplets and I thought the setup was two in the stomach, one in each calf, and one in the underside of each arm.

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13. I love the idea of limiting your poop outpoop in fear of ass deflation.

Poop was kept in your butt cheeks and if you pooped too much poop your butt would deflate.

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