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20 Things We Weirdly All Used To Do As Kids

Ah, the glory days.

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1. When crossing the street together, you and your friends tried stepping only on the white stripes.

The original "the floor is lava."
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The original "the floor is lava."

2. You know the exact difference there was between writing with each of these mechanical pencils.

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And you knew that the last one was the best one, obviously.

3. You were proficient in the art of Wiggling A Pen To Make It Look Bendy.

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"Before the iPad."

4. Curtains were always prime hide-and-seek material.

And you've fought more than a few kids off for it.
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And you've fought more than a few kids off for it.

5. You rolled your socks down like this.

And found it oddly therapeutic to unroll later.
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And found it oddly therapeutic to unroll later.

6. Wearing a loose hoodie was a form of entertainment all on its own...

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"Hey guys, watch THIS!"

7. And so was static electricity.

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8. This shit was the bane of your existence.

Unless you were a perfectionist, in which case it was a personal challenge.
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Unless you were a perfectionist, in which case it was a personal challenge.

9. Walking on the street didn't feel right without a rock to kick...

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10. Or, even better, a can.

Again, this was before we had YouTube, people.
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Again, this was before we had YouTube, people.

11. And fences were a music-making opportunity.

Anything was a xylophone if you wanted it to be.
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Anything was a xylophone if you wanted it to be.

12. You tried really hard to find a four-leaf clover.

And thought hard AF about your wish when you found one.
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And thought hard AF about your wish when you found one.

13. Chips doubled as jewelry...

"Look, Mom! I'm a fancy lady!"
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"Look, Mom! I'm a fancy lady!"

14. And you were mystified by the phenomenon of Yelling Into A Fan To Hear Your Voice Change.

AaaaaaaAAAAAAAAhhhhh....
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AaaaaaaAAAAAAAAhhhhh....

15. You were constantly coming up with new ways to wear a T-shirt...

This was ol' "alien" standby look...
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This was ol' "alien" standby look...

16. And you spent an ungodly amount of time trying to balance a broom in your hand.

And probably still have the bruised skull to prove it.
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And probably still have the bruised skull to prove it.

17. Being able to spin your pen between your fingers was a sign of true mastery.

It was the motor skills Olympics, yo.
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It was the motor skills Olympics, yo.

18. You've won and lost your share of thumb wars...

"One, two, three four, ~I declare a thumb war~."
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"One, two, three four, ~I declare a thumb war~."

19. And made at least a few thousand of these...

Do you call them fortune tellers or cootie catchers??
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Do you call them fortune tellers or cootie catchers??

20. And know all the tricks to winning this classic:

Always go first, duh.
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Always go first, duh.

This post was translated from Japanese.

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