ArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3361 posts, RR: 16 Posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1370 times:
What are some of the weird, strange, mean, or stupid stuff you did as a kid?
Here is some of the stuff I can think of off the top of my head:
I used to try and climb to the absolute top of trees and see how fast I could get down resulting in some pretty interesting falls.
When I was about 13, me, my brother and his friend would launch water baloons at cars/people with one of those rubber band launchers from a few hundred feet away. We broke a few windows doing that....
When I was about 15 we found a hunter's tree stand and used it to climb up telephone poles and shoot out street lights.
I was about 11 and I realised that a sunblock tube would be perfect for a flame thrower, so we filled it with gas and lit the end thus destroying my moms flower garden. We got in a bunch of trouble for that...
One night my brother, our neighbor (his friend), and I snuck to a local tennis court and stole the net and used it as a platform to transfer from tree fort to tree fort. It was awesome.
My friend and I used to re-create Dukes of Hazzard car chases on our bike by setting up ramps and jumping them with our bikes.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8357 posts, RR: 47 Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1342 times:
I've been told I put the garden hose in a mousehole at the age of four or five. A few moments after opening the tap, a dripping mouse came shooting out of another hole. I asked my friend who was just as amazed as myself, "Want to make another animal?"
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
TPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1329 times:
Nothing physical...but I used to put my high school English teacher in tears on a daily basis. She'd assign me long sections of tests from Warner's Handbook of English as punishment..not realizing that my mom, an English teacher in another school system, had the answer key. Took me about three minutes to do...I'd always leave one answer wrong..just to make sure she was correcting it. Years later..I'm sorry I did it..
Duff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1320 times:
Weird/strange: One day when I was about 2 or 3, my dad was supposed to be watching me, but fell asleep on the couch. I proceeded to take the stick of butter out of the fridge, rub it on the entire kitchen table, and stick paper napkins to it...
Mean: I used to hide my sister in a wooden toybox or floor-level kitchen cabinet, then either sit on it/stand in front of it while she beat on the door. Of course my parents would ask me where she was, and I'd innocently say "I don't know"...
Stupid: 2 yrs old, tried to spin the blades of a blender my parents got for Christmas... I still have the scar on my left index finger to prove it.
AirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1313 times:
When I was 4-5, I pushed my sister (then 2-3) down the stairs of our house in Florida in a laundry basket. It flipped less than halfway down. I got in trouble for that one.
When I was 8-9 here in Arizona, I realized that as the garage door was opening, I could grab the bottom edge and it would pull me up. After about a month of that, the spring for the door broke. I said I didn't do it, but my parents knew otherwise. Got in more trouble for lying.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11122 posts, RR: 63 Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1280 times:
When I was about 6 I had the great idea of laying a 'telephone' line between my own house and a friends, using the old string and tin can method. Un-surprisingly it didn't work, and I can still see where I tried to dig the pavement up to lay my 'cable'!
At about the same age I ran into a bush after my football and ended up destroying a wasp's nest with my face... that hurt a lot and kind of put me off insects for a while.
Nothing too bad, not that I've actually stopped doing stupid things now by accident, or playing practical jokes with mates.
FlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1269 times:
Let's see. A few of the things I've done over the years:
-Several years ago, my cousin and I got in trouble for throwing snowballs at [moving] cars. Since my aunt was a teacher, our punishment was to write a paper on why we shouldn't throw snowballs at cars and what we learned from our little experience.
-I chipped one of my sister's front teeth when we were "sword fighting" with broom sticks.
-Took the passenger side mirror off my mom's Camry when backing out of the garage one morning on my way to school. Yea, that wasn't too good.
-Was cutting holes in cardboard boxes with my cousin's new pocketknife to run Hot Wheels track through. I was holding the knife upside down, so naturally, the knife flipped back and sliced my right index finger. Got four stiches for that one.
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1263 times:
While a friend was on vacation, I installed an old air raid siren in the furnace room of his basement. I connected it through a relay to a one-minute timer that switched on at 2:00 AM of the night he got home.
Then there's connecting people's car horns to their left turn signal or headlights. I did that a lot.
We used to do that too, except we'd do a commando raid and hit a few houses at the same time, and then bolt like hell !!! (Years later found out that my cousins, that live in another country, would do the same thing with their friends).
Tie cotton to the door knockers and hide across the street late at night. Then as they opened the door you'd let the cotton go - then do it again 10 minutes later...used to drive some of the neighbours nuts.
Fired black boot polish with slingshots at a neighbour's washing on the line, who we didn't like.
I wasn't involved in this one, but one night some friends dismantled a neighbours front fence and built a cubbyhouse with it. Strange they never invited the kids from that house to come over and play in it...LOL.
There are probably heaps of other things I can't really remember at the moment, but that is sufficient to let you know how evil I was as a kid. You wouldn't think it now.
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8320 posts, RR: 9 Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1214 times:
Quoting Femme (Reply 11): Got on to the roof of the local supermarket (via a drain pipe) and bombarded the shoppers down below whilst hiding up there.
That reminds me of the time, about 10 years ago now, that I got banned from the local shopping center for a month for shooting spit balls at cars entering the car park from the emergency exit area for the above cinemas. Lets pretend the match bombs never happened.
Miamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1205 times:
I remember getting a pack of my father's cigarettes, and like something out of mission impossible, stuff those cigarette loads you got at the novelty shops in the individual cigarettes. I would close them up and even use the iron to re-seal the celophane.
The look on his face was worth the kick in the ass.
We also would do the proverbial brown bag of dog shit on fire on a neighbor's doorstep.
Light the bag, ring the bell and run. neighbor sees a fire at this doorstep, first reaction is to stomp it out...
Safs From Australia, joined Dec 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1197 times:
When I was about 12 my friend and I wanted to roller skate under the house so we put the car in neutral and slowly backed it out. Needless to say we forgot to close the car door and as we pushed it out, the door hit the brick support of the house and bent the door back! Ooops!
When I was six, my brother paid me 20cents to wash his motorcycle. At that age, I didn't realise that shoving the hose up the exhaust would cause any problems. It cost my brother much more than 20cents to get his motorcycle fixed. The exhaust pipe was thoroughly clean though!
Would throw rocks on our neighbour's tin roof.
Threw a yo yo at my older brother and chipped his tooth.
When I was 8, my older sister kept on kicking me, so I told her to do it again. Little did she realise that I had a pencil in my hands. She kicked my hand and the pencil went into her foot.
FlashFlyGuy From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1166 times:
Quoting Miamiair (Reply 13): We also would do the proverbial brown bag of dog shit on fire on a neighbor's doorstep.
LOL...been there done that with the hated neighbours too, except I did hear once that the filthy kid across the road from us, NEVER used dog shit!
My mother told me years ago that when I was about 2 years old, my grandmother had to get rid of her cat. I used to chase it and spray it with fly spray, (the pump action spray can fascinated me), apparently it went a bit psycho from licking the fly spray off its fur. And it also became a nervous wreck, jumping around as it walked, as it didn't know when or where I was going to jump out at it next....
Kunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 17 Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1150 times:
WEIRD: When I was around five, I thought it was best to pray to god while using the toilet... it was like a friggin obsessive compulsive act... no idea why
MEAN: I used to put water and rocks in people's mailboxes when I was around 15 . Also, when I was around 8, my classmates convinced me that the neighbor from across my street beat her dog. I had never actually seen her, just the dog. Once, when the dog was in the garden, I opened the gate and let it run off. The lady came out- turns out she was an 80 year old lady and the dog was her seeing eye dog I helped her find it and bring it back, and she gave me a bag of candy, even after I had admitted what I had done... that just made me feel worse
STUPID: I've always been the kind of kid to just trust animals, no matter what. Not insane stuff, but things like walking over to a dog I didn¨'t know why the owners were shopping has been a very common thing for me to do. I've never been bitten.
I was promptly cured last year, when I was suddenly attacked by a rottweiler, which was tied to a lampost. The strange thing is, I was just walking past the dog- I never touched it. I still have a scar on my face and on my shoulder today.
Oh... and getting on horses I never trusted 100%... I'm never doing that again, and so far, only 2 horses have been able to gain my trust 100%.
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12027 posts, RR: 43 Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1145 times:
Oh man...where do I begin? Nah, I wasn't that bad.
-A friend of mine got a hold of two barrels of hydrocloric acid (don't ask how...I don't know..). We'd pour some in a bottle and go around melting metal
-That same friend made a fireplace in our treehouse. Oddly enough, that started a brushfire (I wasn't there..)
Kieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1124 times:
I once set fire to my paper-round bag using a magnifying glass. Apart from that i was a pretty good lad. Mainly spent my days as a kid fighting with my brother, but I did destroy a rug with my chemistry set.
Funnily enough, I became an organic chemist. I once in the lab distilled some benzyl chloride without a stabiliser, and left it next to some bromine. The explosion that night took out the lab, which had just been refurbished for £1000000. I wasn't popular at work after that!
Miamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 1120 times:
Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 19): -A friend of mine got a hold of two barrels of hydrocloric acid (don't ask how...I don't know..). We'd pour some in a bottle and go around melting metal
-That same friend made a fireplace in our treehouse. Oddly enough, that started a brushfire (I wasn't there..)
The Statute of Limitations has probably expired, you can tell us the truth...You were there!
FutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2561 posts, RR: 8 Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 1109 times:
- Attatched rockets to a home made luge board, went down the hill and lit em off. Of course we got no push from them, but it made a great spectacle. That was the first time I was ever on fire.
- Attatched a RC aircraft engine to said luge board, used it to maintain speed when we were down the hills.
Spilled fuel + blow torch = 2nd time I was ever on fire.
- When I was real young, maybe 4 or 5 I threw a rock and dented the side of a car that was driving by. I've felt bad about that for a long time.
- Launched water balloons from my friend's backyard with a launcher. His house was atop a hill, overlooking a neighborhood, and naturally we targeted the house with workers around it. I think we hit the roof twice, the top and trunk of a car before we decided to cease and desist with our artillery barrage.
- My younger brother used to follow me around, so I told him if he followed me too long, the police would come and take him away. Oddly enough, my dad is a police officer.
- Apparently, when I was real young (1 or 2) I got hold of a spray paint can, and went down the side of my dad's 4Runner, his golf bag and lawn mower. When they came out to see what I was doing, I said "helping." (I was!)
- Took a permanent marker to my dad's slippers when I was about the same age. You might think I had some sort of vendetta against my dad.
- Went to Washington D.C. in 7th grade with my dad. I always wished I'd spent more time with him during the trip and less time with my friends. I wish I could take that one back, I'd say it was my meanest thing.
Life is better when you surf.
25 KaiGywer: Haha, it's the truth. I was actually on my way there, but got stopped by a firefighter who said I couldn't go there because of a fire. Didn't think a
26 NKP S2: Worst to benign............. While fishing with my brother we would keep the minnows caught ( instead of throwing them back ) and then put them in a s
27 KaiGywer: We did this too, with waterproof fire crackers
28 Boeing744: I have to say, that some of these have got me in absolute stitches. This has to be one of the funniest threads I've ever read on Anet... Ah, I have do
29 Queso: I'd better not talk publicly about some of what I did as a kid. The Statute of Limitations has probably not expired on some of it!