Teachers Describe The Worst Thing A Student Has Ever Brought In For Show And Tell
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Children have a very—unique— sense of humor and a range of interests. Show and tell is a time for these traits to shine. You never know what a kid is going to bring in to proudly show the class.

Heck, if my three-year-old could make a “toot storm" for show and tell she sure would. I don't know why they love toilet humor but man, oh man, they think it's hilarious.

A curious Redditor Salmonerd_ wanted to know educator's firsthand experiences with the little ones.

They asked:

Teachers, what's the worst thing a kid has brought for show and tell?"

The answers were as unpredictable as the children's choices.

Just a little creepy…

“I taught for a few years and a kid brought in a ‘Death Note’ he had made, full of names and the way they would die. If you are not familiar with the series, check out the manga/ anime synopsis.”

“The student had my name in the Death Note, too...Death by bees… I'm allergic.” Lightmoonstone

Not a fidget toy…

​“I'm a preschool teacher in a state with legal weed. One of my students brought in a plastic tube the local dispensary uses for prerolled joints. He said he found it in his parents room and he brought it because he liked the popping sound it made when he opened it.” dumposaurusrex

For the show and tell that lingers…

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“A lamb's tail. Apparently they went to a farm which let visitors keep them as souvenirs (who knew that removing tails was a thing?). Turns out it was a mistake to postpone Show and Tell for a couple of days while, hidden in a locker, the tail marinated in the July heat.” charlie1701

How to call the police without calling the police…

“My wife is a teacher in a major US city. One of her grade 4 students brought in a packet of his mom's drugs to show the class during drug awareness week. He got some visits from the principals and school counselor, maybe the men in blue." DiggingUpKnowledge

Maybe she wanted to be a doctor? Yuck…

​“In the third grade, a girl brought her mom's kidney stones in a pill bottle.” mrflyonthewall

​At least it worked out well.

“I taught 5th grade in a school with really rich kids and really low income kids bussed in. One of the low-income kids brought a coconut for her show and tell about Trinidad, where her dad was from. She cracked it open -- it was completely rotten inside and smelled awful.”

“I was so worried about the kid being embarrassed, but then one of the rich kids (who was also of a pretty low intellect) looked at it with wide eyes and said "It's like the earth: the core, the mantle and the crust!" which is something I think he had never really understood before. So it actually turned out pretty well.” sanmateomary

We it wasn’t in an urn…

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​“Asked my students to bring an object they loved, one kid brought his grandmother.” Syheriat

Ah the 90’s…

“1993, grade 3 primary school in Australia. My show and tell was rotten egg gas, I had a classmate hold a test tube that contained sulfur power while I added hydrochloric acid, no protective gear was used. None of the adults saw any issue with this." Unshavensmoe

“Laundry rocks”

​“In my school some kid brought in his collection of "laundry rocks" which were crumpled up pieces of paper that he put in his pockets and when his mom did the laundry they would turn hard like rocks. He said he did it by accident once, liked it, and started deliberately putting crumpled paper in his pockets to make more.” Pro_Gamer_Queen21

That wasn't a rabbit foot…

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​“The teacher across the hall from me had a student who brought what he thought was a lucky rabbit foot to show to the class and excitedly announced he had enough for everyone in the class. The rabbit foot was a tampon.” Saerica22

We wish we could have been a fly on the wall to see some of these. Hilarious as they are it’s a good idea to keep non-child friendly items locked up or put up high.

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