Kids can have a dark streak––but some are meaner than others.
After Redditor blazed_toucon asked the online community "What f*cked up thing did you do as a kid?" we quickly learned that the line between thrills and genuine danger can be rather thin.
"I thought it would be..."
I thought it would be a great practical joke to bury a corn holder, small handle with two sharp prongs to hold corn on the cob, pointy side up in my yard and wait for someone to step on it. Of course, being a kid after all, I lost interest after a time and forgot. Sometime later in the summer, while walking bare foot, yes, I stepped on it. Learned a valuable lesson about practical jokes.
"When I was 11..."
When I was 11, my friend and I soaked a tennis ball in gasoline and lit it on fire and with gloves on tossed it around with my friend. Just cause.
Ended up throwing it to him in an arc and he missed and it slid down his chest, leaving a on fire gasoline trail on his shirt. Had 1st degree burns and we really got in trouble for that one.
"I would go inside..."
When I was 6 or so I convinced the girl who lived next door, who was intellectually disabled and a couple years older, that I had built a robot clone of myself. I would go inside and come back out acting like a robot, complete with glitchy speech and movement. Then when I got tired of pretending to be a robot I would tell her I needed to "recharge" and switch back.
"Gave my little brother..."
Gave my little brother ex-lax and told him it was chocolate when we were under 10. I knew it would give him diarrhea, but I didn't know how badly. It was messed up.
"I tried to poison..."
I tried to poison my mom's boyfriend. I was probably around 11. I had one of those science kits from the Scholastic book fair. I took the citric acid and dumped the whole container into his drink. He sipped it and just said, "this tastes like crap" and dumped it out lol
"Then I went right back..."
In 7th grade my best friend asked me if I would go and ask the boy she liked if he liked her and if he would go out with her.
I went over and asked him if he liked her, he said no, then I asked if he liked me, he said yes, and then I asked him to be my boyfriend, he said yes.
Then I went right back to my friend and told her that he didn't like her, but that he liked me and was now my boyfriend.
I don't know why I did that.
"Friends and I..."
Friends and I would hang out on a side street with a 1 gallon gas can and a lighter. When we saw a car coming one of us would run across the street while pouring gas and the other friend would light the gas after he was clear.
"I was pretty young..."
I was pretty young when this happened maybe 13 years old? I was in a hot tub with my friends and I thought I had to fart... it was not a fart. Pooped in my bathing suit so I casually grabbed it with my hand and while no one was looking a dropped it behind the hot tub.
"...I lit a poster..."
In 7th grade, I lit a poster on fire that was hanging on the basement wall adjacent to my parents indoor heating oil tank.