People Share What Made One The 'Weird Kid' In School
Weird kids are always both weird and unsettling, somehow.
School is a weird and unsettling time already so anybody who contributes to that environment is already stressful.
But when that person takes it to the next level and forces the space around themselves to be strange and unsettling, we know we have a problem.
Here were some of the answers.
He wore a full suit and tie every day, and i'm pretty sure he had Asperger's. People still liked him though. One Friday before Easter he showed up still in suit and tie, but with bunny ears on and an easter basket full of plastic eggs with black licorice. I miss that dude
Arms Back, Head Down
At lunch time, he would do the Naruto run from his classroom to the cafeteria.
Weirdo was first in line for lunch every day.
I was in a big school, so we had 5 or 6 Naruto runners. We also had a kid who ran with is body leaning forward and his arms kind of tucked in. He was known as Gary the Velociraptor.
Even MY Teenage Hormones Ain't There Yet
She was a bit too sexual for the rest of us in our age group. She brought little plastic dinosaurs to school once (for a project i think) and started making them hump each other while she was moaning. She would also do an entire full body stretching routine in full workout gear to prepare for scrabble practice. Oh and she kept running (really fast) when there wasn't really any need to run. She was nice and all, just made us go WTF a lot.
Bouncy Bouncy Bouncy Bouncy
Back in high school we had this one kid who everyone referred to as 'Bounce Boy'.
He earned this nickname by spending both morning break and lunch hopping along the outside perimeter of the yard for as long as he could between classes.
Every single break, rain or shine - you could rely on bounce boy being out doing his rounds.
After a while me and a few friends stopped him and asked if we could join in.
He seemed a bit awkward and said "It's more of a one player game".
And with that - off he went back on his bounce round.
We asked him a few more times and eventually he gave in. He was quite the recognizable figure at that point so others started to join.
In the end we got about 20 people hopping round with him. He didn't like the attention at first but after a bit he realized we're all just being friendly and warmed up to us a bit.
I'll never forget you bounce boy.
Bounce on, brother.
From Weird To Fascist Jerk In Under Two Seconds
This kid in grade school would wrap his arms around himself and pretend to be kissing the most popular girl in class, making sure to look at her every so often and then close his eyes again. The guy was super into video games and he'd always strike poses.
His career goal was to make prop weapons, which would be fine if he didn't pretend to slash at the air whenever he said that. He also wore a kilt to school a few times and without fail, he'd always manage to flash us his underwear. The next thing I'm about to say is probably the thing that cemented his status as the weird kid.
He Wasn't Weird, The 90s Was Weird
Matt was a friend of mine in elementary school. He was considered weird because he had a fascination with video games and graphic design and just general nerd shit. I remember he built a custom skeleton and texture for a character to play as in Unreal Tournament. It had inverted knees, ran really low to the ground, and a fully animated tail. It was the coolest thing.
Well back in the 90s in our school that shit was bullseye bully material. I never bullied him, but to my everlasting shame I never ONCE stood up for him as a friend or even a decent human being. He doesn't do anything with computers anymore. He has taken over his grandpas farm. Noble but he had SO much passion and talent and I was party to killing that passion.
Billonaires Don't Need Wood
Picking his nose in class until it bled and then refusing to use a tissue to hide it / wipe it up. As well as eating pencils and other things made of wood. Also he did not have a TV at home. I'm not going to say his name, but part of his last name was "slut". That didn't help.
Later found out that the eating wood thing is an actual real condition where people have some sort of vitamin or other deficiency that's made better by eating wood, somehow (and yeah, save the jokes that could come from that). It's called Pica Syndrome I think.
He's like a billionaire engineer now though. Not sure if he still picks his nose, eats wood, or doesn't own a TV, but when you're a billionaire I doubt it matters. So there's that.
Why Were You In There, Friend?
One day we walked into class, sat down and everything, and then a few minutes later the weird kid came out of the teachers cupboard and ran out of the class. The weird kid wasn't in my class, he was in the class that previously left the classroom.
Never Was Strawberry Milk So Maligned
Would walk around drinking 2 litre bottles of strawberry milk. 40°C weather. In 4°C weather. All of it. He would also regularly shove his head in his bag and nap. He would also yell at people a lot, kind of like a crazy old man. He was pretty nice tho, kind of fun to hang around
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He went to a pizza party with the other football players at one of their houses and when we went home, the host told him he was free to take pizza home if he liked. So he grabbed two slices (one in each hand) and put them in his pants pockets. No bag, no foil, no plastic wrap. Just put them in his pockets like you put your keys. And then walked home like he didn't just commit a crime against humanity. We called him Pockets after that.
Back In The USSR
He was obsessed with the USSR, would fake a strong Russian accent, wear a Ushanka, read books about communism and made an Instagram page dedicated to slavs. First I thought this was weird but as I got deeper into the meme community, I thought it was pretty epic.
Also got into a lot of fights and shanked someone with a compass (been suspended probably 5+ times).
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He didn't have any sort of physical or mental handicap, speech was perfectly normal...he played sports and was the smartest kid in class. But for some reason, it seemed like he did not know how to control his lanky limbs.
He ran in the weirdest way i've ever seen anyone run and it looked like his elbows were higher up his arm than normal so he just looked like a stiff inflatable tube man with ball joints.
The Lengths We Go To, Fam
He would always just sit silently in the back of class with the most emotionless face you've ever seen but the weirdest incident was the time where he puked on the table before class and because he was apparently extremely embarrassed and didn't want anyone to find out so he just opened his backpack and wiped all the puke into it with his arm and just left.
The Chicken Protector
There was a rotating cast of weird kids, but this one just loved chickens. He had a chicken magazine. In 6th grade. My friend told him he shot a chicken in a c.o.d. game and the kid straight up tackled him.
Ah Yes, Silly Me
He made a pencil crossbow that shot straws and shot the teacher. Twice. One time he got a straw, blew in it once and declared himself high, then performed a dramatic death. He also once in a while wore all blue, declared he was a blueberry, and lay down and refused to move or do work because "blueberries aren't alive silly".
Walked around with a black marker on him at all times. He would run up behind people and draw a line on the front of their neck to "cut their throat". This person also claimed he was a demon/angel combo from a different dimension and started a club for others like him.
History is made on a daily basis.
Indeed, there is little more exciting than having witnessed the accomplishments of people like Barack Obama, Stacey Abrams, and Greta Thunberg knowing that they have firmly reserved a space for themselves in history books.
Of course, most of the people who paved the way to make the world what it is today have long since passed away.
Not all of them, though!
It may surprise you to learn that there are people who made an indelible impression on history who are still much alive today.
Some of whom even continue to make a difference to this very day
Redditor enginearz was eager to hear about historical figures people were surprised to learn were still alive, leading them to ask:
"What famous person from history is still alive?"
Forever Leaving His Name In Science
"He's the only currently living man with an element on the periodic table named after him."- snowflake247
Quite The Story To Tell
"Last human to hold the title of Tsar, as leader of the Kingdom of Bulgaria."
"He was exiled along with his family when the Soviets invaded Bulgaria in 1944."
"In 1990, after the fall of the Soviet Union, Simeon returned from exile to Bulgaria and July 2001, was democratically elected prime minister."
"The private citizen is now 85."- DirectionNew5328
Making Nature Cool For Decades
"David Attenborough."- random_username_96You Can Do It Uoftartsci GIF by U of T Faculty of Arts & ScienceGiphy
The Fought For Freedom And Justice
"The last surviving airman of the battle of Britain."
"He is 103 years old."
"He helped with the liberation of Auschwitz."
"He is 99 years old."
"He was a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials."
"He is 102 years old."- Ashtar-the-Squid
"The last living member of the german anti-nazi resistance group 'White Rose".
"Most well-known members were the sibling Sophie and Hans Scholl, who were executed by the Nazis when they were identified."- ChrisTinnef
The One Who Made One Giant Leap For Mankind
"Buzz Aldrin, and I’m not even American."- mukaltinState Of The Union Salute GIF by MSNBCGiphy
Opening Doors For So Many Others
"She was one of the first black kids to go to an all-white school."
"There is a famous picture of that first day."- mumwifealcoholic
He Continues To Surprise Us
"Ozzy Osbourne."- CaptinDerpI
Admirably Defying So Many Odds
"98 years old."- Back2BachJimmy Carter Drilling GIF by GIPHY NewsGiphy
We've Still Got Two Out Of Four
"Paul and Ringo"- HMKingHenryIX
Inching Close To The Big One Double Oh...
And Still Practically Perfect In Every Way
"Julie Andrews."- aslrulesjulie andrews snap GIFGiphy
Who Could Forget About Dick Van Dyke ?!?!?!?!
"Everyone just forgetting about Dick Van Dyke, he's like 97 and still going."
"If you've never heard of him, he played in Marry Poppins, along with a bunch more movies"- Longjumping_Drag2752
And Still Stunning
"Sophia Loren is still kicking."- The_REAL_McWeasel
Continuing To Go Where No Man Has Gone Before
"William Shatner doesn't look it but that dude is in his 90s wtf."- flubberF*ckWilliam Shatner Fun GIF by Shark WeekGiphy
Perhaps what's most admirable, is that even when these astonishing people do eventually pass, they will continue to live on and change the world with the remarkable work they did.
We all indulge in fast food from time to time.
Even if we know what we're eating isn't exactly healthy, sometimes the salty, fatty mass-produced food is the only thing we want.
Resulting in our making weekly, if not daily, visits to a nearby chain.
Then, of course, there are the chains that we make every effort to avoid.
We've likely tried places at least once simply because everyone is always talking about them.
But after having one bite, we have trouble seeing exactly what all the fuss was about and vow to never return.
Even if it might be the only option at a rest stop or even the only available food for miles, we instead opt to wait and be hungry.
Redditor BungOnMimosas was curious to hear what people considered to be the most overhyped fast food chains around, leading them to ask:
"What do you think are the most overrated fast-food chains? Why?"
"Food As It Should Be"... Or Not...
"I know it's not technically 'fast food', but Panera Bread pisses me off."
"Insanely expensive for extremely average food." - Reddit
"Their quality has decreased so much in the past few years and they’ve added weird sh*t to their menu like pizza and chicken sandwiches."
"Massive identity crisis and crap food."- asm233
Things Ain't What They Used To Be...
"All of them, now that they charge real restaurant prices."- P00pf4rt5
"As much as I hate to say it, McDonald's is the only place that I can think of that the quality hasn't changed much."
"I mean, that's a pretty low bar, but it is what it is."- gnatman66happy ronald mcdonald GIF by McDonald's CZ/SKGiphy
"The majority of them, especially the really big ones (McDonald's, Wendy's, BK, Pizza Hut, etc)."
"The prices are no longer fast food prices and the quality is not there like it used to be."
"Far better local options that cost roughly the same at the end of the day."- senorita_diablo
Consistency Is Key...
"You can go to the same location three separate times, have the food made by the same staff, and receive 3 wildly different results."- AndrewLampart
Not So Popular Anywhere, It seems...
"KFC in France became so bad."- SterBout
"KFC."- calm4ufried chicken animation GIF by octavioterolGiphy
Likely Won't Go National...
"Idk how wide spread they are, but in the Buffalo NY area there is a chain called Mighty Taco."
"They were even voted best tacos a few years ago."
"It is absolutely terrible food."
"I’ve tried to like it and given them 3 chances."
"Each time I couldn’t eat more than a couple bites."
"Absolutely terrible and I’m disgusted even thinking about their sour vomit in a tortilla."- aa-2020
"I think I’ve answered this question before but definitely for me, it’s Subway."
"Nothing but a giant hunk of bread."
"I’m editing this to add that part of my anger about Subway is how good it used to be."
"I can remember the days of nearly a whole can of tuna salad delicious sub."
"And a Veggie sub with Swiss cheese and piles of yummy veggies and the sweet Vidalia onion sauce."
"It’s all gone to sh*t."
"I would’ve been perfectly OK with increasing price but the big drop in quality pissed me off."
"Oh woe is me with my first world problems."- Mysterious-Region640football ok GIF by Subway ColombiaGiphy
Quantity Doesn't Guarantee Quality...
"Starbucks is a scam."- cmkeller62
Tasty, But Not Worth It...
"I’m going to say Five Guys."
"Not because the food isn’t good, but because I’m not paying $20 for a burger meal."- 2PacTookMyLunchMoney
"Dairy queen grill and Chill for sure."
"I worked at one for a lil' while and 1 burger combo is $14.56 CAD."- lolidk13Ice Cream Miracle Treat Day GIF by Children's Miracle Network HospitalsGiphy
And Not In A Good Way...
Big Kahuna Burger, it kills you."-Darklock2022
No two people have the same taste in food.
Some people know to avoid crappy food, while others eat literally nothing else.
There are several movies I've watched so many times I think the viewings outnumber the days I've lived.
And much like a favorite tv series or movie, who wouldn't love to start again anew?
Experiencing that first time but with that feeling of... "I'm gonna love this forever."
We never appreciate the first time enough.
But that's life.
Warning: there are spoilers below.
Redditor Jacale1 wanted to discuss all the movies we wish we could experience new all over again, so they asked:
"What is one movie that you wish you could watch again for the first time?"
There are a lot of mystery movies I'd love to redo, just to figure out the killer sooner.
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"The Shawshank Redemption."
"A great nominee. Will never forget gasping when that rock went through the poster, and again when the warden pushed his arm through and ripped it down.... wow."
Over and Over
"Edge of Tomorrow."
"Is it bad that I got enjoyment knowing Tom Cruise died a lot in that movie. Never on screen, but it happened. Over and over. I hate that guy. How the hell was he the same height as Nichole Kidman in the movies they acted in together. Rhetorical question."
"Honestly the whole reason I watched the movie to begin with is that he kept dying over and over."
“'Stardust'- if you don’t know you’ll never know."
"I’m surprised that a fantasy romcom can be so enjoyable, for a straight guy. It’s just the right balance between fantasy, comedy, drama, and romance. Most of the female cast are very easy on the eyes too."
"I swooned when Yvaine glows while dancing on the ship, and when she talks emphatically to the mouse in the caravan. This movie has a lot of A listers, and they deliver. I’m not gonna lie, I have probably watched it half a dozen times."
"The book has so much more in it, even having seen the movie you'll feel like a child again."
"I watched this with my wife, who has never seen it, and that's about as close as you can get to watching it for the first time. It really displayed just how good the movie is. Also I love Aliens just as much for different reasons."
"Came here looking for this! I watched it for the first time with my dad when I was 11, and it’s one of my favorite childhood memories. Amazing movie."
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"I first watched this as a kid when I knew Arnold was the good guy in movies, and I had not seen T1. I wish I watched T2 for the first time after having watched T1. The mall scene would have been even more mind blowing."
T2 was definitely bada**!! I'd redo that.
"Bro, I'll go further. If I could watch the Nicholson covered in blood scene or the final scene between Damon and Wahlberg, I would be so freaking happy. The sheer acting clout on display for the first is near a masterclass while the last scene was just so business like, I'd love to relive that scene with fresh eyes. I love this freaking movie."
"The original Star Wars. Man, that blew our minds! It totally changed movies from then on. We'd never seen such incredible special effects. The story was so fun and the experience was amazing."
"Even though I’m not a franchise fan, I can get behind this answer. Because when I saw it first run, I was fourteen, and nothing like it had ever been done. I think it was the first movie where the special effects were the movie? Now that’s standard. It’s a reason people see many films now."
"So, for sheer originality, I’d watch it again, but only for the first time. I barely recall the second movie."
"The 6th Sense. I audibly gasped in the theater. All the clues are obvious on rewatch but that first time, before anyone knew M. Knight Shyamalan was a twist guy... wow."
"I never got to see it the first time. My girlfriend at the time (now wife) inadvertently let slip the ending thinking I had already seen it. I have never seen the point in watching it knowing the ending. But I did enjoy The Village."
"I watched it again and it was more of a sad film than a thriller."
"Spirited Away. I was blown away by how beautiful and bonkers it is."
"Saaaaame! Every single Studio Ghibli film, but Spirited Away especially! I’ve still watched it a million times though, and it’s always special. If I’m in a bad mood that film always cheers me up!"
"Also, Avatar-the last air bender. I know it’s not a movie, but I felt like it deserved a mention. I’ve watched the whole thing several times, and it’s always great, but I do wish I could forget it and rewatch it. I’m 35 btw... lol."
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"Back to the Future."
"I'd love to watch that in the cinemas... Now from the future."
Now I want to go to the movies.
There is no one way to anybody's heart or libido.
Sexy doesn't always have to equal raunchy.
I've known people turned on by music, books, nature, and even funerals (don't ask).
What starts someone's engine is a mystery.
Redditor asexyjohn18 wanted to hear about all the things that get people in the mood, so they asked:
"What is a non sexual trait that turns you on?"
I love a walk. A little strut. Nothing like getting the heart racing.
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"Getting my head scratched or having someone run their fingers through my hair."
"Same. It’s so pleasant when the tingles run down your spine... ;-) "
"When a girl genuinely laughs at jokes I make."
"I remember being on a first date with a beautiful woman and I made a bit of corny joke/comment and she laughed at it. I remember thinking, damn, wait till I get to my good stuff. I did get to my good material apparently as we were married. She gives me as many laughs as I give her."
"Kindness. When I see someone going out of their way to help others for no other reason than it’s the right thing to do… that is some truly attractive vibes."
"Apparently it's vanishing from this world really fast. People who show kindness often end up in losses (of course not everytime but most of the time yes). It really breaks my heart."
"Probably the sexiest thing out there. Someone can be smoking hot, funny, talented, etc. But if they're not kind, they're unattractive."
"Smiling right at me, and men stretching. LAWD HAVE MERCY!!"
"I have trouble smiling at women. Is this a turnoff for them? And ones I like are really hard to smile at. Because I know it's always going to be some really weird big smile if I am crushing which makes me feel like a super duper creep."
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"Sorry if this is too kinky but i like it when they care about me."
"Too far man. You need to rethink your choices."
Sometimes it's all about the heart.
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"When a guy explains something to you in a calm and understanding voice. Bonus points for gentle eye contact."
"Being crazily intelligent. Screw dirty talk, I want you to explain some unexplainable s**t in my ear."
"Heck yes. My best connections have been with a philosophy/history professor turned chancellor, an environmental engineer, and a neurosurgeon, all 3 Summa cum laude grads and conference speakers in their fields. The downside to genius though is complete absorption in their fields leaving little time for in person connection."
"Everyone should know how to cook. Hunger knows no gender. I like to eat good food so I learned how to cook. I asked my mom one day and she reacted surprised. She was more than grateful to have an opportunity to teach me the ‘finer’ aspects of cooking, as she called it. Lol. I love food."
"My girlfriend, now wife, likes to jokingly say I got her into bed with a well seasoned steak and homemade fries. I mean we did sleep together almost immediately after we finished dinner so maybe she’s right. That old saying comes to mind. 'The quickest way to the heart is though the stomach.'"
"When I ask my husband for help when I repot my plants and he delicately cleans and moves the leaves. He is a mechanical engineer and he works with huge pieces of industrial equipment, seeing him so tenderly caring for my plants just makes me melt."
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"Men doing intricate work with their hands."
"I second this, also someone who can play guitar/bass real real well... just watching their hands, whoa mama."
Well, it seems that just about anything can get someone in the mood, especially if you're kind, courteous, and especially a good cook.
Anything to add? Let us know in the comments below!