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A teacher can be a profoundly influential force for good. To inspire and educate a teenager is to provide a foundation for positive outcomes throughout the rest of a life.

A teacher can also conduct some of the most disturbing, inexcusable behaviors with vulnerable adolescents. These cringe maneuvers provide some of the most severe, awkward silences ever to grace the lives of every kid in class.


And those silences echo for a long time afterward. So long, in fact, that they end up on Reddit years later, when the adolescents have become internet-surfing adults.

The detail descriptions prove that those moments are tattooed on the brain for years.

dummy5678 asked, "What was the creepiest thing your teacher did?"

An Irresponsible Use of Water

"My teacher showered 6 times in one night on a residential trip when I was 10 as an excuse to walk around naked." -- Dan-0-28

"Perhaps he sh*t his pants... repeatedly." -- richoaust

"Homeschooling is weird." -- Scotthew89

AV Club

"We had a teacher with a school aged daughter, like 7-9th grade. She and a friend were flipping through the TV channels and stumbled upon a live feed of their bathroom."

"Turns out he was recording these young girls in the shower."

-- darebear1193

That'll Teach that Punk Warwick

"Third grade teacher filled a bucket of water and pushed a students head in the bucket causing a sensation of drowning. (Whenever there was an unruly student he would fill a bucket of water and threaten to dunk them.)"

"One brave lad, Warwick, refused to be cowed so the teacher held his head in the bucket. This was 1970s rural Australia."

-- chinguetti

Permanent Record?

"My little sister took ceramics her freshman year high school. They had to do some project and she wanted to look on google for some references."

"She went to ask her teacher if she could use his computer, and she saw that he had a computer folder open that was full of pictures of her."

-- slutforsartre

Extracurricular Creepin'

"I had a teacher in middle school who would leave the classroom door propped open 24/7 so he could see the halls from the white board. Without fail any time a cute (middle school) girl would walk by he would literally stop lecturing to stare at her when she walked by."

"He was also the baseball coach and got fired a few months after I finished his class because he was harassing the players making fun of them for dating ugly girls, or giving them props for dating cute girls. Total creep."

-- ncou524

A Committed Level of Cringe

"As a 'treat' for being a good class, my high school economics teacher turned off the lights, used a dry erase marker as a microphone, and sang 'Truly, Madly, Deeply' by Savage Garden."-- ellWatully

"It depends, though —Like did he make eye contact with anyone During the line 'I want to bathe with you in the sea?'" -- noonegetsmyjokes

Bit of a Logical Leap, No?

"When I was in 8th grade, I was sitting by my friend and my teacher noticed this. At the end of the day, he came up to me with a creepy smile and gave me a shoulder rub. Whispering in my ear 'you're not focused in my class so I'm gonna get you focused with a shoulder rub.'"

-- Rubbergamer6529

When a Joke Gets Old QUICK

"There was a teacher in my all-girls Catholic high school who had a daughter who attended the school. When she got to the point where she was in his class, she didn't want to address him by 'Mr. (insert last name here)' because it felt awkward so she just kept calling him 'dad' or 'daddy.'"

"Not a huge deal. At first."

"Kids are weird, so it became a trend apparently for that whole class to refer to him as 'daddy.'"

"He not only allowed them to continue doing it, but actively encouraged it by 'jokingly' refusing to answer to girls who didn't call him by his 'proper title.'"

-- movemojiteaux

Pet Names are Never Good for Students

"I had a teacher give me a nick name... it was 'Cherry' because I had red hair and wore this cute cherry necklace that I adored because it was given to me by my best friend."

"He would walk over and grab my shoulder. And say 'how you doin little cherry'... and yeah... he would compliment me on my hair or how I dressed and would say 'you're one of the good ones cherry.'"

-- krisredd22

An Unfair (And Horrifying) Point System

"Gym teacher wasn't allowed to teach the swimming unit anymore because he gave extra credit to any female who would wear a bikini."

-- nt579

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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