What False Thing Did You Believe for Way Too Long? Here’s What People Said.

Did you ever believe something that later embarrassed the heck out of you?

We’ve all been there, so don’t feel bad about it!

While you think about your past sins, check out what things AskReddit users admitted they believed for way too long.

1. Amazing.

“I used to think that eating cold turkey somehow helped people quit smoking.


2. I’ve heard this one before.

“That the song “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins was about him witnessing a man letting another man drown.”

3. All mine.

“That artichoke hearts were toxic.

All because my dad wanted me and my brother to leave them for him.”

4. It’s good for you.

“When I was a kid, my mom always told me that all the nutrition in bread is in the crust, so she wouldn’t have to keep cutting it off.

Found out that wasn’t true when I was 20, after bringing it up to some friends. I still get s**t for that.”

5. Me, too!

“That the black market was an actual market you could go to.

And it would have black colored stalls and sell crazy stuff.”

6. I see…

“I had no clue that pickles and cucumbers were the same thing.

I went to grow my first garden and commented that you can’t find pickle seeds anywhere.”

7. Uh oh…

“That spiders have big territories, so if your father k**led the ENORMOUS spider in your room it was safe to go to bed, because there would be no other spiders in the WHOLE house.”

8. I wish…

“Wishing on stars was a real thing.

When I was about 4 or 5 my dad overheard me wish on a bright star that the next time we went out to eat I would get a huge tub of vanilla ice cream (my fav)

A couple days later we went to the restaurant he was regional manager of (Hooters lmao) and out pops this waitress with one of those fancy tin things that you always see in gourmet restaurants in movies.

You know, where they take the top of it off when you set it down? She sat it in front of me, pulled the top off, to reveal a big ole tub of vanilla ice cream. My little mind was blown and I don’t think I had ever been so excited.

I would tell that story to prove my point until I was like 12 years.”

9. Believed that one for a while.

“My grandad loved dark chocolates. He always told my dad that dark chocolate is poisonous to children so he wouldn’t take any. Trouble is, he never corrected him.

So, when my dad was 23 and at a friend’s house, their toddler got hold of an after eight.

Cue my dad leaping from the couch, shouting “NO” and slapping the chocolate out of the toddler’s hand.”

10. LOL.

“When I was a kid I thought Zig Zag rolling papers were little Bibles, cause the dude on the front looked like Jesus to me.”

11. Don’t go in there!

“When I was a kid, I thought that when the doctor diagnosed you with something that they literally gave you the condition.

I couldn’t understand why people went to the doctor.”

12. Genius.

“My parents told me that the ice cream truck only played music when it was out of ice cream.”

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