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When you stick a bunch of puberty stricken kids together, sparks are bound to fly.


Teachers spend a lot of their time watching over generations of students, and can expertly spot the signs of when students like on one another. Crushes are so frequent, they can list off the usual patterns of a blossoming romance. Some teachers even step in to try to help their students out.

Redditor u/RadioWolfSG wanted to hear stories about childhood romances, and asked the teachers of Reddit... "How obvious is it when one student has a crush on a classmate?"

10. Jealousy and disappointment 

"Depends on the age, but the signs are obvious.

Lots of staring, and not-so-obvious but very obvious attempts at being near them. Visible disappointment when they aren't put in the same group for group work. Jealousy in all forms.

I've seen a kid hate a classmate for WEEKS because that classmate sat next to the kid's crush for morning meeting."

Judeau16

9. "StooOooooop-uh"

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"Super obvious. When a girl says 'stooOooooop-uh' while laughing at a guy who is teasing her, or a guy goes out of his way to make fun of her/'steal' something from her so she'll have to pursue him to get it back, it makes me 100% certain."

bossyhosen

8. This economics teacher that paid attention

"Shout-out to my high-school econ teacher for:

Noticing that me and a girl were into each other

Constantly putting us in the same group

STRAIGHT UP ASKING THE GIRL IF SHE HAD A BOYFRIEND WHILE I WAS IN THE ROOM

Mrs. Anderson is the best wingman of all time"

abe_the_babe_

7. Lowering their voices

"There's a boy in my class whose voice hasn't changed yet. But everytime he is talking to another girl (from a different class) he is noticeably lowering his voice to sound deeper.

Obvious signs are obvious ;)"

unersetzBAER

6. When feelings aren't mutual 

"What's even more obvious is when one has a crush and the other isn't interested

I've noticed when a girl is crushing and the guy isn't, he is more likely (but not always) to be more forward about telling her so, to the point (in one or two cases) of sometimes being openly cruel to her.

The girls in the reverse situation act annoyed and will sometimes make their disinterest clear, but more often than not they grin and bear it and try to pretend the crush doesn't exist."

SuddenTerrible_Haiku

5. They ended up getting married

"Not a teacher, but I had an amazing teacher.

She knew I had a crush on this girl, and she might have know she had a crush on me.

All high school assigned seating we were put next to each other.

All projects we did together.

She put us together for everything.

I'm marrying that girl in 4.5 weeks.

Thanks Mrs. Perez."

Aaustins14

4. "Get it, girl!"

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"Former middle school teacher here. I actually told kids one year that if they wanted me to change their seating chart they could email me. This was to avoid potential conflicts or bullying. Instead, a girl asked me to put her next to the boy she liked. I did. I wanted to reward her for asking for what she wanted. I think my exact words were, 'Get it, girl.' Unfortunately for her, he wasn't interested."

MamaHoff2018

3. Lots of PDA

"They started hanging around each other a lot, always hugging, making lots of context for physical contact, then they started holding hands, became very very close to the point that you'd never see one without the other until they finally started dating.

They were two of the most troublesome children, and to this day everyone is afraid of this relationship."

FanaticCake

2. Teachers spread the word

"Not a teacher, but my Spanish teacher, somehow noticed my crush. I didn't have Spanish Class with my crush. Also, my history teacher always placed me by my crush (not creepy) and I started to guess that one teacher noticed, the spread it to other teachers."

Mittrawnurodo

1. The teacher that taught politeness

"Used to teach 6th and 8th grade science at an inner city school. I told all of my students their best chance at dating their crush was to be respectful. The 8th graders ignored me and proceeded to make fun of their crushes. The 6th graders though... they bought it! 11 year olds were holding the door open and pulling chairs out for their crushes, being supportive and kind to one another, cutest stuff ever."

Gavmoose

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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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