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13 Petty Acts Of Rivalry All Siblings Understand

"I'm not touching you!" Reignite the rivalries and pick sides on Brother vs. Brother, premiering Sunday, June 8 at 9/8c.

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1. Fun "games" that are just an excuse to assault each other.

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"Yeah, we throw the ball at each other's head and, if we miss, we have to chase 'em down and punch 'em THREE TIMES on the arm, and THEN..."

2. Life or death rounds of chicken.

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Who will succumb to the pain first? Your sister, on the receiving end of an ear twist? Or your brother, who's getting a fistful of his arm hair yanked off?

3. "Accidents" that are probably poorly disguised murder attempts.

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It's a miracle you both survived.

4. Callous unappreciation for personal space.

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Siblings don't care if they farted on your hand. Siblings fart on your hand because that fart means THEY HAVE THE POWER.

5. Seeing who can get parental attention first after a fight goes down.

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Whoever gets the first ear gets the first crack at sympathy.

6. Ruining your special moments.

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Who has two thumbs and doesn't care if it's your birthday or your graduation or your wedding? All your siblings, with exceptions if they have fewer than two thumbs.

7. Fear of missing out.

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It's not like you're jealous of your siblings — you just want to make sure they're not doing anything unfairly cool.

8. Behind-the-scenes violence during all staged photographs.

If it's not an out-and-out nudging war, it's a stellar round of "I'M NOT TOUCHING YOU!"
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If it's not an out-and-out nudging war, it's a stellar round of "I'M NOT TOUCHING YOU!"

9. Speaking of photographs, there's aggressive jockeying for the limelight.

Mom might not say you're her favorite, but if there are more photos of you on her phone, it's basically the same thing.
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Mom might not say you're her favorite, but if there are more photos of you on her phone, it's basically the same thing.

10. Pranks.

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Pranks are the perfect catch-22! If you don't get upset, you're a spoilsport. If you get TOO upset, you're a crybaby.

All you can do is lick your wounds and plot revenge.

11. Competing at extracurriculars.

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"Oh? You're going to start studying piano? WHAT A COINCIDENCE!"

12. Bickering for the sake of bickering.

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Sometimes you're bored. Sometimes getting into a shouting match about hair-tie ownership passes the time.

13. But siblings always know when to band together to fight the real enemy...

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Parents.