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Silly things you said, did, or thought as a kid

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Misskermie, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Misskermie

    Misskermie Well-Known Member

    Not sure if this goes in friends & fam, but... hey! Still disscussion!

    I was thinking that all of us say crazy things now, but what about when we didn't know any better.

    Like, here's something:

    I have a mole on my middle finger, and my dad used to say, "Jazmyne, show everyone your mole!"

    I assume you know what I did.:o

    I also used to say, wooooooooooooow!

    And I thought that monkey wrenches were monkey shaped wrenches.

    What about you guys?
  2. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    One that comes to mind for me was that when I saw black-and-white television, I thought that the whole world used to be black and white.
  3. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    That's cute! I used to think trees blowing in the wind were dancing!
  4. beatnikchick300

    beatnikchick300 Well-Known Member

    You know how some kids eat crayons? Well, I once ate an oil pastel. Blecch....
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    On the subject of eating things...I ate play-doh once. I had a little mold that could make a play-doh watermelon, and for some reason I thought the watermelon would taste good, so I ate it...
  6. Misskermie

    Misskermie Well-Known Member

    I ate chalk.
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  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I used to think that the Guess Who game cards talked, because they did in the commercials (even though the announcer stated "game cards don't actually talk"... But I thought it meant regular playing game cards, not the Guess Who pieces). In fact I feel like one time, long before I actually played the game I had seen people playing the game in person and the cards actually spoke. I guess I must have dreamt that.

    When The Muppet Show was broadcast on Nickelodeon, I often made my older cousins watch it with me, and they either didn't like the Muppets or hated the Muppets. One time one of my cousins remarked that he was going to call Nickelodeon and tell them to take the show off the channel and claim that I was scared of them. A few months later Nickelodeon cancled it's nighttime airing of the show (though it was still on Nick Jr., but I had school at that time) and I actually thought my cousin was responsible for Nickelodeon doing this.

    I saw Batman Returns at the drive-in and fell asleep before it ended (and wouldn't see the whole film until 2004), but after seeing it in the drive-in I would for some reason tell people that the movie ended with Penguin and Catwoman robbing a bank. I don't know why I did this, but I did.
  8. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Why hasn't Hasbro made a talking version of Guess Who? I mean, they made one of Battleship!
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I'd want the card pieces to have mouth movement, which was what I expected (ignoring the fact that the talking faces in the commercials were obviously animated, seperately from the game pieces).

    On the subject of merchandise, I saw a commercial for an elephant headed shower, which I guess you could just attach to a regular shower. I used to think these were more common than they actually were (I don't ever remember actually seeing on in person). I thought elephant showers were just as common as regular showers.

    Some more things that I thought:

    One of my friends had a WWF Wrestlemania video, which ended with a wrestling match between Hulk Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter. During this match, Hulk Hogan's face started to bleed. We used to joke that the blood came from Hulk picking his nose and somehow getting the blood all over his face.

    I used to wonder how on Nickelodeon's Weinerville they "weinerized" the kids. I figured they wouldn't want outsiders to know how things worked, so I wondered how they could put human heads on puppet bodies without them actually knowing, thinking that the kids in the audience didn't know (of course I should have known Nickelodeon wouldn't be too concerned about spoiling the magic. This channel did air The Secrets of the Muppets, after all). One of my friends actually told me an explanation which I didn't fall for: Sometime before the show premiered, he sprayed some stuff on his hands and did something that would make his hands look smaller, and then would try to scare me by trying to spray that stuff on me. Anyway, he told me that they sprayed that stuff on the kids in the audience to turn them into half-puppets.

    I always knew that touching power lines could kill you, but I used to think you could get killed just by touching something that had touched power lines. One time we were playing with a ball or frisbee or something, and it hit a power line, and we were briefly in disagreement over picking the item up. But then my friend picked it up and pretended that he got electrocuted by it.

    You know that scene in A Muppet Family Christmas where Gonzo and Animal end up having to sleep on hangers? For years I thought sleeping on hangers was a normal way to sleep, even though I never tried it (I think I wanted to try it, though). I noticed how Gonzo and Animal were on the hangers in different ways, Gonzo having his body through the hanger and Animal hanging from it by his hands. Due to Floyd saying "that's the only way Animal ever sleeps", I thought that meant that Gonzo was sleeping on a hanger the "proper" way and Animal's way was a silly way.

    Due to seeing it happen so much in The Muppet Movie and cartoons and such, I used to think it was normal to fly in the air by holding onto balloons.

    And finally (for now), I used to think it was possible to stretch arms and legs out the way Gonzo's arms and legs occasionally got stretched. One time in third grade I asked some of my classmates to stretch my arms and legs out. Needless to say they refused.
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  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I ate lotion when I was three.
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  11. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I went on a hike with my parents when I was around three or so and ate leaves off of bushes because I wanted "salad".
  12. Hayley B

    Hayley B Well-Known Member

    I use to eat crayons. But I also use to eat glue. Dried glue especially.
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  13. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    When I was a kid, I recall being afraid of an ad that would shown on Nickelodeon for some Time-Life collection of Native American music. I don't know why, I think it was the way it was edited or something. I remember once I saw it on vacation in Cape Cod and I locked myself in a cabinet to avoid seeing it.

    I've got a ton of stories from my youth I could tell, but that's all I've got right now.
  14. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    This scared me so much it took me until the age of 11 (!) to watch it all the way through. I think it was the grrrrrrr part of it.

  15. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    More on the subject of eating things...I used to eat tissues. I actually liked them...they just kinda dissolved in your mouth. *shrugs*
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  16. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    My "lil kid" brain was always working overtime with trying to put two and two together. Like how boys and girls were supposed to think each other were "yuchy" but that never computed to me since i knew they grew up and got married so at some point they must start liking each other so "why wait to be friends?" I made friends just as easily with both girls and boys.

    Another example is how i was scared of coffee. Since kids weren't allowed to drink it, i figured something must be "bad" about it ... and since it was called "coffee", i reasoned that coffee must make you cough!
  17. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I was the same on that one. It just never clicked to me that I'm supposed to think of girls as enemies of some sort.
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It's funny, but when I was a kid growing up, I actually seemed to make friends with girls easier/better than I did with boys... not sure why, but then again, some of my friends who are girls have told me they made friends with boys better than they did with girls, lol.
  19. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I just thought of another one: I used to think that my two grandmothers were also grandmothers to all of my cousins, while really only one was. And I can remember one of my cousins telling my mom about how his other grandmother took him to a hockey game, and I was jealous because I thought that meant that she took him places but never took me anywhere. I later realized that he was talking about his other grandmother that wouldn't have been mine.
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  20. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I thought if I ate a fruit gusher, my head would really turn into something :o

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