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When I was in first or second grade, my grandfather wouldn't let me do something (I can't remember anymore) so I took my red plastic kid's chair, plopped it right in front of his futon at night, and sat staring at him with wide eyes till morning. That was some determination right there lol.
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I use to put the bag/purse of my babysitter in the middle of the street and then tell her, she'd go get it right away. Then I was locking the doors of the house and not letting her in. Then I was eating all the popsicle in the windows watching her scream at me. (I really hated the 1 popsicle per day limit)
Posted 5/14/13

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My brother tried linking belts together to climb over our private fence to run away to my grandmas house, which was next door...I don't know why he didn't just open the gate.


LOL !
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When I was younger I played with fire in my room too much. Ended up burning several holes into the carpeting and so to hide it I cut out patches of carpet from under dressers and such and glued them into place. It worked for a few times but then I couldn't be bothered moving my dresser to cut another patch out one time and got caught.
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I would take all my mom's perfumes and lotions and creams and stuff then I'd set up my "lab" on the study table and make up some crazy concoctions.. Lol..
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I thought i had imaginary friends but they in fact existed. A large part of my childhood memories are missing but i also definitely remember torturing poor animals out of boredom.
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Marsev wrote:

I thought i had imaginary friends but they in fact existed. A large part of my childhood memories are missing but i also definitely remember torturing poor animals out of boredom.


So what you are getting at is that the authorities poking around your walls/basement/backyard would be troublesome for you.
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Posted 5/14/13 , edited 5/14/13
I 'invented' several things, sometimes I was helped by my best friend:

1. Insect guillotine - I was good with animals and stuff since I was young, so I would be the one setting rat traps in the garage. I made a bug guillotine by using an old mousetrap. I took off the spring and used toothpicks and super glue to make it look like a guillotine. Then, I attached a razor blade to the metal bar thing that comes down to trap the mouse. My best friend and I would catch bugs and execute them on the guillotine. Very morbid.

2. The hanging gardens - We read about irrigation ditches and whatnot (and the hanging gardens of Babylon) and attempted to build irrigation ditches in the backyard. It was very wet. It was very muddy. It would have worked well if we didn't break a pipe while we were digging and piss off my family LOL

3. Tiny stew cooker for my dog - Basically, we found a weird device in the garage that emitted a lot of heat when it turned on, and it was attached to a metal plate. We built a really tiny pressure cooker/slow cooker meant for my dog. We ended up cooking snails with it. Gross, haha.

4. Catapult - I read about the workings of medieval catapults and decided to build one. There were lots of ways to make the catapult arm swing with force. I chose the method using twisted ropes/strings/fibers attached to the throwing arm that would force the arm up against a cross-bar, launching the projectile. When it was finished, I was so proud to have my bestie see it. We thought it would be great if it could launch 20 feet. It ended up launching about 100 feet. We were shooting golf balls. We hit my grandma's car. That was bad.

5. Ballista/crossbow - We tried this after the catapult broke. It didn't shoot very far and the bolts never landed point-first. That sucked.

6. Insecticide - We attempted to make a natural, homemade insecticide. We ended up mixing many weird chemicals under the sink along with weird stuff like oil and vinegar and salt. To give it a distinct color, we added ketchup. It was more like a paste. At least it was toxic.

7. Flamethrower - I loaded WD-40 into my friend's old water pistol. We added a little wire in the front that we could mount matches on. It actually worked well for a little while (until the plastic nozzle melted). We used it to attack bees in the garden.

8. Underground tomb - It was for my pet spider. We stole bricks from a house down the street that was being remodeled. There was a stack of bricks out front....so why not? We dug up a good portion of the garden and lined the pit with bricks, forming a mazelike area. We placed the mummified spider in a vending machine capsule and put it in the deepest part. We then covered that portion, sealed it, and built another tomb on top of that, sort of like one of those 'false' Egyptian burial chambers meant for warding off thieves. We left a small opening in the ground lined with stones and we'd put flowers and other offerings there.

Just some of the stuff I could remember. We did a lot more stuff, these are just some of the bigger projects.
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my 5 yr old nephew draws engines

i saw this one kid who made a copier machine out of a cardboard box and when someone put the paper in to be copied, the kid, who was in the box, would draw what he saw on the paper and push it through the slit in the box lol it was really cute

i teach preschoolers so i see lots of crazy things lol
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I had an imaginary friend as a kid. Since I had no friends, I thought it would be fun to have an imaginary one. This imaginary friend liked being in very dark areas. My house had a garage that couldn't open from the big door. I would go there and hang out with my imaginary friend. My parents never found out. It was convenient for my sisters too. They loved to lock me in the garage. Since the only door had a lock on the outside, I would be trapped inside until someone came for me.

Eventually, I moved from that house. And I never saw my imaginary friend again...
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When I was 3 to 4, I used to throw and smack two toy figures in the air. I guess I was doing that due to the influence I got from watching kung-fu movies. But, I don't know. I don't remember having a tv in that age.
My family was dirt poor and I only had a Snoopy and another plush toy to play with. I remember playing them so hard, I actually disfigured and severed Snoopy's limbs.



Question: Do you guys feel weird/experience having a home with no tv or computer but only radio instead? And, no videogame console?
How long you guys manage not to watch anything on a tv and computer?
Posted 5/14/13

onibrotonel wrote:

When I was 3 to 4, I used to throw and smack two toy figures in the air. I guess I was doing that due to the influence I got from watching kung-fu movies. But, I don't know. I don't remember having a tv in that age.
My family was dirt poor and I only had a Snoopy and another plush toy to play with. I remember playing them so hard, I actually disfigured and severed Snoopy's limbs.


lmao

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Coming up with 100 ways to kill insects.
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My friends and I found this 1 cm diameter steel cable tied each end to two trees. One tall one short. Then we took a pulley and a handle and attached them together with a piece of fiber board, some nuts and bolts. We'd climb up the tall tree and attach our makeshift device to the cable and zoom down the cable at speed. Man I still remember how it feels!

We had so much fun with our makeshift zip-line until one of the bigger kids decided to try it out. He rolled about a meter and then "CRACK!" the fiber board broke sending the guy falling about 4-5 meters down and the pulley shot up and and nearly fell where he landed. Good thing the grass was soft and his bones were tough cause if he'd gotten injured, then we would've been grilled bad.
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