Children's Day on Twitter: People are tweeting about hilariously bad childhood decisions
Makes one wonder how we managed to survive all the way to adulthood.
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The fact that the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister and a very learned man, is the day India celebrates Children’s Day is not at all telling of just how dumb children can really be. And while many have continued making bad decisions and acting upon stupid impulses well into adulthood, the real deal still lies in our collective childhood.
Keeping with the spirit of acknowledging and celebrating all the bad decisions we took as children and cherishing their not-so-good consequences, author and columnist Sidin Vadukut asked everyone on Twitter to narrate their special story.
Come. Let us celebrate childhood. What is the stupidest thing you did as a child? I managed to get stabbed in the head with a toothpick and had to get it surgically removed.— DoUHaveTheFever? (@sidin) November 14, 2017
And boy, oh boy, did everyone have a tale to tell. Every answer is part-cringe worthy and part hilarious.
After seeing a funeral in my neighbourhood - corpse with cotton balls plugged in the nostrils, I decided to try the same with thermocol balls. https://t.co/GOf6DhAKao— Rebellia (@combatbooty) November 14, 2017
Tried to cut a live wire thinking it was a TV cable wire. Wanted to connect the cable wire to our antenna to steal channels. https://t.co/ZnumFbNQrN— Ashutosh Mishra (@_ashutoshm) November 14, 2017
I played 'doctor' and made a syringe out of a compass. I actually shot myself with it and suffered really bad tetanus. https://t.co/npBa63CCVy— tasmai (@Lady__Galadriel) November 14, 2017
snipped a brow while using dad’s razor to shave, i was 10 https://t.co/nAswB8u3bz— how do you turn this off? (@floydimus) November 14, 2017
Ate mud from the street. Jumped from the first floor to see if I can fly. Didn't eat anything with seeds for a long time; someone convinced me that eating the seed will make a plant grow inside me. Broke the CRT tv at home so that the cartoons could come out and play with me. https://t.co/4BvSWQC380— Divyanshu (@CouchBatata) November 14, 2017
Kept my school bag in the fridge after taking out a water bottle. Kept looking for it, even walked back to school, only to find it sitting nice n cool in the fridge when I opened it again for water, parched from the search. https://t.co/XLiaiAPpwj— Lola Kuttiamma (@Priya_Menon) November 14, 2017
Of course, not all stories are cute. Some were downright dangerous.
Burned half my face after trying to burn the explosive powder I took out from various crackers to make a "bigger cracker" https://t.co/Ki1f72XR8a— have you tried turning it off and then on again? (@Psilosophy) November 14, 2017
Broke hose of a gobar gas plant causing all gas to escape. I was smart enough to blame this on a younger child though. https://t.co/0f7LiecAhZ— Arundathi. (@arundathi9) November 14, 2017
As a 6 yr old, got inspired by Arun Pandiyan's rope gliding in Inaindha Kaigal (Saharsa Ghattam) n tried doing it on a nylon rope. 6 stitches at back of the head. 😂😂 https://t.co/zo381PgYv0— Harsha (@Hramblings) November 14, 2017
Fell from first floor balcony while trying acrobatics after watching a circus. Landed on sand. https://t.co/ZnumFc5rQn— Ashutosh Mishra (@_ashutoshm) November 14, 2017
Managed to fall on a rusted iron rod holding up barbed wire while chasing a fallen kite on a very windy day. Still have a scar right next to my Adam's apple from the injury which could have been fatal but survived by millimeters. https://t.co/YHPgN7P97o— अंशुल (@Ghair_Kanooni) November 14, 2017
Cut my nose playing with a scissor, when mum was taking a nap. The horror.— Ashish K. Mishra (@akm1410) November 14, 2017
Had a habit of grabbing electricity pole in front of my house with one hand and using it as a swing. Till I did it barefoot one day and got electrocuted. https://t.co/9yufMpxJo1— Comrade Jesus (@StonerJesus) November 14, 2017
The answers are endless. And reading them makes one wonder how on earth did we all manage to survive all the way to adulthood at all.