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People Are Sharing The Most Disturbing Thing They Did As A Kid (18 Stories)

Kids can be little psychos. We know their brains aren’t fully developed yet, but sometimes the things they do can scare or disturb us a little—even if there is no logical reason behind the act. Some kids are violent, others are just confused, and some play with dead animals.

On Reddit, people are sharing the most disturbing thing they did as a kid.

And I just have to say I feel really bad that frogs seem to be taking the brunt of abuse in way too many of these stories.


1. Keying Stepmom’s Car

“When I was 10 and felt like I was being mistreated by stepmother I would find small holes in her panyhose or underwear while I was hanging out the washing and ripped them bigger. I also keyed her car along the base of the driver door.” — Melonby77

2. Hanger In The Socket

“I loved Spiderman and decided I wanted to have superhero powers too, so I took a metal hanger, twisted it and stuck in the electric socket. The zap I got made me drop it right away, but several days later, I thought ‘maybe I just need to hold on longer’ and so I tried it again. Mom caught me the second time and seemed very, very upset at the prospect of having a superhero for a son, so I didn’t try it again.” — doobeezoo

3. Nair On Your Sister’s Pillow

“I got angry with my sister and put Nair hair removal on her pillow; thankfully she smelled it first before putting her head on the pillow- I was severely punished for this disturbing action.” — Superb-Possibility-9

4. Stapling Your Own Hand

“Stapled my own hand in grade 5 so I could get sent to the nurse to get out of class.” —AUSavage77

5. Pretending To Be Kidnapped

“I remember being in one of those hollow tubes that connect playground sections and deciding it was a good spot for a nap but was so amped to be at the park I couldn’t fall asleep. There were holes in the sides of the tube, like tiny windows. At some point I realized my parents were looking for me and calling my name. Idr why but I decided it’d be a worth experiment to just sit back and watch my family, then neighbors, then neighborhood in utter panic thinking I’d been kidnapped. I just laid there, listening, sometimes watching through the side holes.” — Zedleppin14

6. Blowing Stuff Up

“Tried making fireworks out of toy plastic Easter eggs and wd40. It blew up in my face and burned my hair eyebrows and eye lashes on one side of my face. I didn’t get hurt and didn’t notice I was missing any hair till I left the woods and when I got home my mom started screaming what the f*ck when she seen me.” — BenefitIcy3450

7. Threatening People With A Knife

“When I was in fourth grade, my crush had jokingly threw my binder on the ground which caused it to open up and release all my papers into the wind. I vowed to her that I would get my revenge. The next day, I brought a small steak knife to school. I had it in my backpack and somewhat forgot about it until after school when my crush, her younger sister, and myself were on the playground. I showed them both the knife, had them feel it so they knew it was real, and then told them I was going to kill them with it. I chased them around the playground which was very busy with other kids and parents and all, although I had absolutely no intention of hurting anyone in any way. Her sister told her dad who told the school who told my parents and yeah. I never ever did anything like that again and I’m still not sure to this day why I seriously thought that was a good idea. It’s a memory I cringe to when it pops up in my head.” — matt_coraline

8. Throwing Stuff

“When I was 8 or 9 I made a slingshot and went up on our 2nd story and saw this 4 year old walking so I hit him with it. I never told anyone about it and I still feel guilty for doing that.” — SaintAngrier

9. Microwaving A Dead Frog

“Microwaved a dead frog in an attempt to cremate it when I was ~8. It exploded. Unsurprisingly I went to college for mortuary science/funeral service, which I did not complete.” — xscumfucx

10. Biting Yourself And Blaming Another Kid

When I was 5 years old in preschool I was sitting next to a girl I didn’t like during a movie. The lights were off and we were all huddled around. I don’t know how I even thought of this, but I bit myself in the arm and screamed saying she bit me. The other little girl was put in timeout and I thought I was in the clear until the teacher’s assistant told the teacher what actually happened. When my mom picked me up that afternoon my teacher told her what happened and they legitimately thought I was a psychopath.” — cspill551