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[–] VoatieMcVoatFace 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Rode my bike with out a helmet. Played hockey on creek ice. I never had a car seat when I was a child I even lived in a house littered with asbestos, Im also pretty sure the walls all had lead paint and the water pipes where lead as well, when we moved out of the house it was condemned due to building code violations, I was 5 at the time. I am pretty sure I am part of the last generation to be born with out helicopter parents, participation trophies and electronics to keep the masses occupied. I know times change and things change with it, but damn do I miss the simpler days.

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[–] GoddammitMrNoodle 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

"Rode my bike with out a helmet" when I think of all the times I fell off my bike, and my buddies fell of their bikes, and the crazy stunts we tried on our bikes... on one particularly memorable occasion one of the neighborhood kids ended up in a heap at the base of a cliff with his bike 15 feet up in a tree. He broke his arm I think, or maybe it was his leg. Anyhow in all of those years not a single head was injured. Today of course we can't even look at a bicycle without reaching for a helmet.

I've often wondered if kids have an innate ability to keep their head from getting wanged when they go down. Years later as an adult on my first attempt at roller blading I went down an incline too fast, spun around and fell back on the pavement striking my head like a rifle shot. Cracked the shit out of the helmet. Maybe helmets are only necessary once you hit 20?

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[–] 13095087? 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Sikhs are getting religious exemptions to pretty much everything, especially helmet laws. Get some thin cotton 1x5m and watch some videos online about how to wrap your towel around your head, learn what a gurdwara is and you're set!

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[–] Wahaha 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Back in elementary school someone in my class fell off his bike (while trying to mount it) he had a helmet on, but fell on the site and on the border stone. Brain concussion. Couldn't write straight lines ever since.

Bottom line, bicycle helmets don't do shit. Get a motorcycle helmet or just deal with the fact that anything could fuck you up.

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[–] EvilSeagull 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Sleeping in the woods without a tent, walking on the cat walk under the bridge, riding my go-kart on the street and hiding behind the woodpile when the cops chased me, riding sleds down the steepest hills in the woods, operating a snowmobile with bad brakes, riding a dirt bike, popping wheelies off ramps with banana bikes, smashing pumpkins on cabbage night, I could go on. I miss the good old days too.

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[–] kammmmak 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

In winter we tied this long rope up a tree on a slope and then we'd swing and let go and land down the slope like 30-50 feet down into very deep snow. Good times good fun. Then in the summer we saw all the stumps from trees cut and realized how ridiculously lucky we were. Along the same lines we would jump off this 70 foot high bridge over this 500 foot wide river and found out that there was scrap metal and steel beam cement wires from the previous bridge. I have nightmares about being impaled.

One time I swam out into the Caribbean reef about 2 miles from shore freediving. Went down to get a shell then just before I came up for air saw another so went down then by the time I came up for air I was in a full dizzy almost fainted. I miraculously swam 'through' it kept my cool but yes I almost drowned big time.

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[–] Gringojones 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I've got two.

Once I found a lightbulb that had been in a fire. It was melted and distorted and for some reason I thought I could break it with my hand. So I did. Luckily I was in the bathroom. When I woke up, there was an arc of blood on the tub wall where I had flipped over backwards when I passed out.

Another time, I was lighting firecrackers. I had figured out that I could hold the firecracker for a couple of seconds while the fuse burned down before I had to throw it. That wasn't where I went wrong though. It was the wind. As I struck the lighter in one hand and held the firecracker in the other, I watched as the wind blew the flame right up to the end of the thing, bypassing the fuse. Luckily they were the shitty version of black cats and didn't blow my fingers off, but damn if it didn't feel like my hand got hit by a sledgehammer.

Bonus: I used to pull electrical cords halfway out of the wall and put a fork across the blades to watch the spark.

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[–] EvilSeagull 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Jesus. Your poor parents.

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[–] theHare 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Same thing happened with a jumping jack, motherfucker put hole in my hand I had to hide from my mom. I had to be like 7.

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[–] Gringojones 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Looking back, I'm glad it wasn't something bigger. Like an m80.

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[–] Gringojones 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There was plenty of boredom growing up with no neighbors.

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[–] prairie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Luckily they were the shitty version of black cats and didn't blow my fingers off, but damn if it didn't feel like my hand got hit by a sledgehammer.

Ladyfingers? I had that happen with one. Numb fingers for a few minutes.

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[–] baphometsrage 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Not a kid kid, but when I was 17 I decided to jump on my friend's trunk and tell him to drive, then when he hit about 30 I decided to jump off and hit the ground running.

Apparently I can't run 30mph.

Luckily I only sprained my wrist and shredded the skin of an arm and thigh, didn't realize til after how fucking stupid of an idea that was. And I was stone sober when I did it.

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[–] draaaak 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Apparently I can't run 30mph.

This could have been determined in a much less retarded manner.

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[–] baphometsrage 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I didn't do it thinking I could, I just didn't realize I'd have to be able to to pull it off. Being the best physics student in your year doesn't always translate to practicality when adrenaline is involved.

Edit: not trying that humblebrag or any other shit, I demonstrably was to where my teacher had to remove me from the curve on the final the next year so half the class could even pass. But somehow I thought this was a good idea, so there's that

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[–] Doglegwarrior 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

You are just a scientest at heart. You had a theory and u wanted to test it.. you pussed out by not going 25 and trying then going 20 etc. Etc. Etc until u figured out the speed u could jump out of a running car and keep running. But good for you young scientist.

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[–] Wahaha 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If he was, he wouldn't conclude that he cannot do it after just one try, would he?

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[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You win cheetah boy.

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[–] prairie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Apparently I can't run 30mph.

Neither could this guy

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[–] Wiener_Tickles 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I went to public school in the South. I was surrounded by blacks. You merely adopted the racism, I was born in it. Moulded by it...

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[–] theHare 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You win the internet.

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[–] 475677 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I used to go bush walking alone from 5yo for hours at a time. I saw brown snakes, red belly black snakes, etc. basically the really fucked up horror animals you've been warned about that live in Australia. My parents just said be home by the time the street lights were on not realizing that being deep in the bush meant I can't see them so I'd just rock up back home when I was hungry.

I used to love fire and damn near burned down my house and a few others while growing up. I was always the go to guy while camping to get a fire going because of it though.

Speaking of fire I used to make sparkler bombs. You know those sparklers they put on birthday cakes? Crush them off the wire, put them in a container and use one as a fuse and they'll burn like mad shooting a fountain of sparkles in the air. Mix them up with some match heads and they burn a lot more. Put a soda stream bulb in the middle and it goes BOOM and rains down sparkles like a proper firework. Taped to a tree branch you could literally blast it off the tree. The best one I ever did though was using a coke bottle. I filled it with crush sparklers, match heads, a soda stream bulb and then sealed it up with a bunch of duct tape. I poured a little bit of petrol in the neck of the bottle, cut a very tiny hole in the lid for a sparkler to stick out of, put the lid on and taped it all up. That night I then put that on a kite, lit the fuse and got the fucker about 20m in the air before it exploded making all of us see stars and have severe ringing in out ears like we were flash banged.

I climbed a lot of trees and jumped between them sometimes a good 20m above the ground thinking nothing of it.

I jumped off quite a few roofs after collecting balls stuck in gutters which resulted in a few sprained ankles and tearing my knees up none of which ever stopped me as I thought I was essentially immortal.

I stole my parents car at 13 and drove it around the block making sure to park it exactly where it was before. I felt so hardcore lol

Drinking and drugs. My father was absolutely fucked and forced me to get drunk for the first time at 6. I had 6 beers and puked my guts out. He let me drink after that though not nearly as much. As a teenager I tried everything. You name it I've likely had it at least once. Thankfully I never shot anything up my arms or smoked meth though I did get hooked on dilaudid which is much stronger than heroin and swallowed meth more than once.

There's probably a bunch I'm forgetting but that covers the major stuff.

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[–] 13095277? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Proper fusing is definitely something that should never be banned, especially since all the laws against explosives are framed to the public as "for safety."

Of course the reality is that nobody gives a shit about safety and they are banning things for other reasons.

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[–] CowboyXero 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm adding a comment, not to add more of the absolute Buffet of Buffoonery that my friends and I engaged in but to say, after reading through all of these different comments, I laughed, I reacted in ways that make me go "WHOA!" and I've nodded at the gravity of some of the shit we've all done. @GiantComet2016 I want to thank you for this. You took a shit day for me and turned it back up to 11 where it belonged. I can't thank you enough for my own trip down Lethal Memory Lane and Holy Fuck Avenue but to get the scenic route of How The Fuck Did We Survive Childhood Boulevard was a great trip.

And thank all you goats too. This was fun!

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