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    21 Universal Things We All Did As Kids That Are – And I Cannot Stress This Enough – Truly And Utterly Ridiculous

    Some of y'all never hid in a JCPenny clothes rack, and it shows.

    1. Tried to make the traffic lights change with your mind

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    Remember sitting in the back of the car trying to get the traffic lights to turn green with your incredible telekinetic powers?

    2. Peeled off all the stickers on a Rubix cube

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    Eventually, we all gave up trying to do it properly and just peeled off all the stickers and stuck them back on in the right places. If you didn't do that, you're either a nerd or a liar. Sorry, I don't make up the rules.

    3. Put Bugles on all your fingers


    The exhilaration when you managed to get the Bugles on all of your fingers without breaking any was... everything.

    4. Made origami fortune tellers


    How did we all collectively spend ages on folding these things and not have any of it come true?!

    5. Repeatedly asked “Why?” when someone told you something

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    6. Drew on your hand in the middle of class

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    No paper? No problem. Ink poisoning? Please. I laugh in the face of danger.

    7. Speaking of drawing, remember that "S" thing?

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    The ultimate doodle.

    8. Climbed up a slide

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    And if you climbed up the slide with your socks still on, you're a legend.

    9. Played Red Rover


    "Red Rover, Red Rover – let [some kid who's about to get clotheslined] come over!"

    10. Practiced your autograph (Not signature — autograph)

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    We’ll all be famous one day. We need to be prepared.

    11. Raced raindrops on the car window


    Bonus points if you also stared out the window and pretended to be in a music video.

    12. Covered your hand with Elmer's Glue just so you could peel it off

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    This was by far the most satisfying thing about elementary school.

    13. Ate dog food like a weirdo

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    I blame Shaggy and Scooby Doo for glorifying Scooby Snacks.

    14. Hid yourself in the clothes rack while your parents were shopping

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    Nothing compares to the thrill.

    15. But then losing your parents in the grocery store really sucked

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    That's a whole different level of fear.

    16. Tried very seriously to avoid all the cracks on the pavement

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    But sometimes stepping on all the cracks when you were mad at her... 👀

    17. Given yourself a shampoo mohawk

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    Never felt more cool.

    18. Tried to set the world record for longest unbroken pencil shaving

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    Did anyone else collect them too or was that just me?

    19. Hidden things at Toys-R-Us so other kids couldn't steal what was rightfully yours

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    My parents never came through, but Santa always did.

    20. Either proposed or got proposed to with a Ring Pop

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    Raise your hand if you're still technically married to your childhood crush because you never thought to divorce them. 🙋‍♀️

    21. And lastly, ate some watermelon and started panicking when some dumb adult said you were going to grow a watermelon in your stomach

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    I guess the growing watermelon can say hi to the gum that we were told would take seven years to digest.

    So, that concludes our list, but we're sure there's a LOT more!

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    What are some of the universal kid things you remember from childhood? Let us know in the comments!