Some kid becoming a neighborhood legend in 1981. I don't see kids playing in the streets like they used to. 50 years from now, 3/4 of Americas population will become soft as a marsh mellow. What crazy stunts have you pulled when you were a kid? Share the picture if you have one!
I actually consider people who DIDN'T set something on fire as a kid weird. But it is even weirder if you do it more than once and continue as an adult.
For us we had a field between a row of houses and a drive in. All the kids did a "controlled" burn there at least once.
I tried bull riding ... once. Was about 8 years old and hopped on the back of a yearling steer that got near the fence. Didn't make 8 seconds. Didn't make 0.8 seconds. Did have a hand full of hair when I landed in the shi+ filled barn yard. It was still a hard landing but didn't break anything.
Used to do stuff like this whenever it snowed ...
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We did that one night when there was an ice storm. Just squat down and grab on. Shoes(Bass Weejuns) had leather soles so they were slick. It was a lot of fun until we hit that dry patch of asphalt.
I think I had rubber bones back then.
Funny how everything has regional nicknames.
I think between snowballs, nerf balls and whatever else targetting cars, I spent half my childhood running.
Not one kid looking a cell phone kid on bike no helmet. And today the adult leaning against the car would be arrested for letting this happen.
If you ever watched the Grand National, that was what it was like. Kids littered across the gardens and hedges, hedges shredded, and then we all scarpered.
No police, a couple of parental door visits, but all innocent fun.
we would have jousts on our bikes with brooms and trash can lids
soon as ice was on a lake,we all would try walking on it - fell through once
we all had motorcycles - big thing was riding on the street,to the dirt pit.we would get chased by the police,next day at school it made for great stories.few of us ended up racing "B" class motocross,one of them being me 125/250 class
had quite a few "crashes" - broken ribs,collar bones,ankles - concussions
snowball fights - soon as it snowed,it was on ! put my hand through a broken bottle,running for cover - the blood trail in the snow was bad *** - got 15 stitches in my hand that day
I lived at the bottom of the hill,our street was a dead end,surrounded by woods - we would all ride our bikes and stand on the seats,going down the hill
football in the street - buddy of mine lost his front teeth,hitting the curb face first - I never knew front teeth were so long
roman candles - we would fire roman candles at each other
man,i could go for hours on the stuff we all would do
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As far as dumb goes, I was always pretty safe. However I made a cup of gun powder with my science kit and decided to light in on fire on the kitchen table on some newspaper. Good God it flashed a ball of fire in 2 seconds. Burnt a hole in the table and burnt marks on the vinyl chairs. Parents were out for the night but my mom figured it out a couple days later. Not good.
We'd have a couple of kids laid out under the ramp for him to jump over. Made the jumps much more interesting... I only got landed on once...
BB gun wars (1 pump maximum). Yeah right...
Setting the woods on fire. Sometimes was an accident, most of the times not...lol