I Want to Know Your Most Dangerous Childhood Entertainment

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    Just Plain Stupid

    As a kid where I lived there was a train trellis (bridge) that connected one side of the Hudson river to the other side, it was very rarely used, but still we were pretty stupid when it came to the bridge.  Anyway there was a trail that led to it from our high school, and...
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2008

    No, ...

    ...you don't. So I'll tell you some others, like learning how to step over an alligator lying across the trail, or learning ways to blow stuff up.
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Sep 2, 2008

    Bike Jousting

    As children, we would bike joust on the lawn adjacent to our aparment building. We used wiffle ball bats, however, so it wasn't that bad lol :P
    emt281 emt281
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 6, 2011

    Penny Drops

    I use to do penny drops all the time. Basically go to the top of the jungle gym hang by your legs, let go and hopefully turn right side up before you hit ground. I also ran thru the swings and dodged the swinging kids. Thats about the extend of my dangerous activities went.
    clainetwin clainetwin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2010

    Numerical Odds Of My Childhood Survival: Nan

    For all it's worth I shouldn't be here. I have been hit by cars, fallen off of cliffs and run from an alligator(those things are ******** fast!) But the most dangerous thing that ever happened was when played with a Mississauga rattler at thirteen. I was hiking on some back roads...
    VladimirStronsy VladimirStronsy
    Oct 22, 2012
    zaniahsharkey7 zaniahsharkey7
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2014

    Bike Races

    Ok, so it doesn't sound dangerous, but think about a group of teens taking up both lanes, and going down steep hills. most of us always ended up in the hospital.
    crysi crysi
    18-21, F
    Oct 23, 2011

    Bumper Skiing

    I grew up on the outskirts of Detroit Michigan.  Seems we always had a bunch of unmelted gray slushy snow on the ground that never went away until well into the supposed 'spring' months. One fun thing we did when there was a fresh snow on the ground was to grab onto the back...
    FreakOfNature FreakOfNature
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2008

    Racing With The Moon

    In the movie Racing With the Moon, Sean Penn and Nicholas Caged portrayed two friends that used to jump on moving trains by running after them. I did the same thing.
    rdmaddog rdmaddog
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 25, 2011

    Lounging With A Psychopath

    There was this woman that forced herself into our family....wanted to take over my mother's role....wanted to seduce my father while pretending to be my mother's best friend. Well being 12 years old you do not see these things..... My brother and I thought the world of her...
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    May 31, 2013

    Bottle Rockets

    Independence day always reminds me of my days spent with the older neighbourhood children with our bottle rockets. We would shoot them from whatever we could find to see who could make them go highest. I also remember one summer during a drought, we tied 10 together and set the...
    mellowmeadow mellowmeadow
    22-25, F
    Jul 3, 2012

    Fire Breathing

    The most dangerous pastime I had as a child was learning how to fire breathe / eat from a friend who was a professional. I still do it to this day without any accidents, and I don't believe in fate so its not going to happen just because i said it :)  BTW DO NOT try it without...
    AndyPips AndyPips
    36-40, M
    Jun 3, 2012

    Having A Blast

    My most dangerous childhood entertainment? Considering I'm still a child, I have lots.... My favorite would have to be jumping off the bridge down the street attatched to a snowboard. My friend and I go up the bridge once a week to test out unknown 'skills'. He's more of the...
    TurnThePaige TurnThePaige
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2011

    Tree Jumping

    when i was younger i lived in a very thickly wooded area and me and my freind had a game to see who could go the fastest and farthest by climbing a tree and jumping from one tree to the other(like i said it was thickly wooded no trees were further than 3 feet) we tried to see who...
    IsmoAkkete IsmoAkkete
    Aug 21, 2012

    Stupid Stories From My Youth.

    I am not sure if this would be considered entertainment but at that moment in time it was entertaining.  When I was about 11, we had a big tree in our front yard, it was about the middle of summer that we discovered a big bee’s nest located somewhere in the middle of...
    ablmu65 ablmu65
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Jan 8, 2009

    Not Really Dangerous But It Was Fun!

    When i was a kid my sister and i invented a game called 'How Dare You, You Little Witch!" It was were we would stand on the bed and start slapping each other, not in a angry way just a playful way and we would say 'How dare you, you little witch!" LOL!! Good times ^_^
    MissSpookiness MissSpookiness
    26-30, F
    Apr 27, 2012

    Winter Time In Indiana

    I grew up in Northern Indiana, very close to Lake Michigan. In fact, my cousin actually lived right on Lake Michigan, and in the winter my three brothers and I would go up there to sled on the sand dunes. When you came down off the sand dunes, you would fly straight out on the...
    Violetbeauregard Violetbeauregard
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    Bored Suburban Kids Go

    When I was in the sixth grade all the kids in my class would choke eachother and laugh when they fainted or something....I thought it was real stupid....but in thhe tenth grade when I really,really got into skipping my classes (I had some problems at home and couldn't really...
    opheliaophelia opheliaophelia
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2009

    My Most Dangerous Childhood Entertainment

    I love to swim and lived near a fairly decent sized creek.  Well, there is an old railroad bridge that crosses the creek and happened to be over a favorite swimming hole of ours.  Some boys in my class dared me to jump off of the 40 foot bridge into unknown depth...
    Daralassia Daralassia
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2008

    Johnny Apple

    My best friend had an apple tree and lived right by a busy road. When we were both four years old, I had this weird fascination of throwing the fallen apples into the giant mud pile he loved to create. Wanting more entertainment, I would cover an apple in the mud and throw it at...
    kulashka kulashka
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2011

    Wonderful Wanderful Times

    When I was young, really young like 4 and such I would walk off in public places.  I walked off mostly because I was curious and oftenly to escape my embarassing family (yes four years get embarassed by their families or at least I did).  I had a big imagination and I wanted to...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX
    18-21, F
    Mar 6, 2011

    Cliff Jumping

    im finnish but my grandmother is from norway so when we would go visit i would sneak off and go jump off a fjord almost killed me a few times closet to dieng was once i jumped off a 100-120ft cliff and there were some rocks at the bottom now i managed to avoid the rocks but when...
    IsmoAkkete IsmoAkkete
    Jul 16, 2012

    Growing Up In the Az Desert

      I gre up in the AZ desert, with my nearest neighbor a mile away, and no kids for several. We used to go out in the yard and local environment hunting.   For a long time, we hunted rattlesnakes. We would take a 2x4, and drive a couple of nails in one end. We'd cut the...
    Jamminman Jamminman
    7 Responses Aug 30, 2008

    Do You Really Wanna Know?!?

    Ive got stories out the wazoo about "Dangerous" entertainment, but I will only tell one, maybe two, if I can remember them... About 12 or so years ago, during the summer, our "dad" was trying to build us a swing set. He wasnt very good, he was lazy (that might be where I get my...
    BelievingButterfly BelievingButterfly
    26-30, F
    May 28, 2013

    It Didn't Seem So Dangerous Then!

    When I was a kid I had a horse, and so did my best friend, in fact she had one first though I took riding lessons first. On the surface it doesn't sound like a dangerous hobby but anyone who has experience with horses will tell you the same thing I now know, horses are very big...
    Chelebub Chelebub
    51-55, F
    Apr 28, 2013

    Childhood Idiot Montage

    When I was young, I didn't live in a particularly good neighborhood. So being away from adult supervision was always sort of a dangerous affair. But there were a lot of places and things that we could do that would likely get us killed. We have a network of railroads in my...
    SarahTM SarahTM
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 18, 2010

    Road Blocker

    When l was about 13 l used to lay in the middle of the road and block all the traffic plus l live in in a crowded so theres alot of traffic l got sued once lol :D
    lovesom lovesom
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2012

    Who's Gonna Tell Mama Joe?

    When I was a kid I had a friend who lived at the end of the road who had a dangerous combination in his family. His father was an engineer who worked in demolitions and had blasting caps in the garage, his uncle worked at Mattel and could get GI Joes for next to nothing. Many an...
    LysKitsune LysKitsune
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 12, 2008

    We Called It Army

    My most dangerous moments almost involved my favorite game. My cousins and I started a game/ club. All the members could challenge u at any time. Usually we wd do normal stuff. See who could run the fastest. Other times it bordered psychotic. The worst was when my older sister...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 19, 2011

    Mailbox Baseball

    For those of you not familiar with the sport of 'Mailbox Baseball', the following is required: 1.  A convertible car (or at least one with T-Tops) 2.  A baseball bat 3.  A dark, rural road with well-spaced out mailboxes. Scoring is a subjective matter, but...
    fallentower fallentower
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 19, 2009

    Silly Game

    When I was about 7 my sister and I used to see how many times we could hop across the road and back before a car came along.  As it was a competition to see who could do the most crossings we would push it a bit and carry on hopping until a car was nearly upon us.  This...
    Tibicina Tibicina
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Feb 22, 2009

    Arson, Explosives, Tranquiliser Darts And A Harpoon Gun

    When i was young, i was never allowed a toy gun. Ever. Bit likie every kid of my age, i wanted to play with one. so instead of running round like most kids our age with peices of plastic or at most bb guns, i improvised. I found a harpoon gun.To this day i have no idea what it...
    omnomnomable omnomnomable
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2010

    I Enjoyed Playing With Matches

    One of my brightest ideas was to use an aeresol can and place a lit match in front of it as I sprayed.  Needless to say the grass caught fire.  I somehow managed to stomp it out but it was scarry.
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2010

    Pretty Wild Stuff

    We were pretty wild and unsupervised a lot of the time as kids. Our parents were home but we just didn't have the education and media attention of today about a lot of things. As a result my brothers and I got into a wide variety of trouble and a great many dangerous situations...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound
    6 Responses Aug 30, 2008

    Hhmmm What Did We Do For Fun

    I guess to start it mildly I'd put my brother in a laundry basket and push him down the stairs. Most of the time he didn't flip... *giggles* We climbed every tree we could find and fell out of lots too. Oh the worst being the one with the nail sticking out. It went in around my...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    44 Responses Sep 3, 2008

    Mother's Little Worry Years...

    I was on my own alot as a kid,I had plenty of practice making mischief. *playing with matches and homemade explosives-YES! *shoplifting...long story short,I got pretty good at this.... * exploring abandoned buildings,quarries and breaking into various construction sites...once...
    dubkebab dubkebab
    46-50, M
    2 Responses May 7, 2011

    Roof Jumping

    When I was very young one of my favorite pastimes was to jump off of a roof. My friends and I would find old abandoned houses and climb up on the roof. Wed play up there and then get the nerve up to jump off the highest part of the roof. I did this many times. I was very lucky...
    picgirl picgirl
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Nov 2, 2008

    Our Dangerous Game

    When I was little we would get all these boards & broken glass & stick nails through the boards & lay all that stuff out in the road & watch as the vehicles drove over them hoping for someone to catch a flat!! Where were our parents right!!!
    pushedaside13 pushedaside13
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2012


    This group looked cool so i joined. Me and my brother Clay were always (and sometimes still do) doing stunts that could and still could kill us, our favorite is get on our horses during a thunder storm and gallop around you get soaked and really muddy but it is fun to have the...
    bullgirl104 bullgirl104
    18-21, F
    Jul 26, 2011


    When I was little, I guess I did some pretty stupid things with my friends and neighborhood kids. The first thing that comes to mind was playing chicken on the concrete, where two smaller people (usually me) would get on the shoulders of one of the older boys. The two on top...
    LiquidNight LiquidNight
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2008

    The Title Of This Group Made Me Lol

    Let me see... I had multiple bike wrecks- the scars on my knees prove it! I had skateboard crashes (so severe that I broke my board in half!), and lots of falls from trees (thankfully nothing ever broke). I swam in our pool unsupervised since I was about 8. OH and my neighbor and...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 7, 2011

    I'll Share Mine If You'll Share Yours

    Most of us grew up in less-protected environments than the kids who are growing up today.  What kinds of really stupid, dangerous hijinx did you get up to when you were a kid? Skitching?  Jumping off roofs?  Running with butcher knives?  Please share...
    deleted deleted
    12 Responses Aug 29, 2008


    66-70, M
    Sep 19, 2011

    Things Were a Little More Jagged When I Grew Up...

    I had all kinds of implements of distruction... I think the craziest thing I recall doing for fun was shooting Arrows straight up in the air...   Other things were we could have gotten hurt but not killed: Jumping from high places Lighting GI joes and the...
    CTSwampYankee CTSwampYankee
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 19, 2009

    Rockets and the Roof

     Bottle rocket wars with my cousins across my grandmother's front yard; climbing up the outdoor TV  antenna and jumping off the roof. The bottle rockets I can understand, but why did we think it was so much fun to jump off the roof?
    FengShoe FengShoe
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    Hitchin Freight Trains...

    Hitchin rides on freight trains may not have been the most dangerous thing I did as a kid,but it is a place to start. Would not want to creep you out too soon here with my stories for this group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mama and I we traveled. We lived in the Great Mojave...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    29 Responses Aug 30, 2008

    Where To Begin?

    Running across the train tracks just before the train passes, standing up on the guard rail of a bridge over the four lane highway, standing up on a sled that's going straight towards the half-frozen creek.... These were not so much childhood entertainment as teenagehood. I had...
    abigail12 abigail12
    Jul 13, 2011

    For Me It Was Learning

    strating to learn how to scuba dive at 10 years old one of the nurse husband told me he would teach me how to dive when i turned 10 years old if i could under go most of the treaments with our crying and getting up set with the nurse's haveing cancer as a child was no fun 
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2011

    I Used to Eat Batteries

    Ordinary AA size batteries. I would bite, chew and swallow them for other people's entertainment. Now what do you think of someone who does this?
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    11 Responses Feb 19, 2009

    Hide and Seek

    playing tag or hide and seek on the rooftops in the neighbours? the gap betwen the houses isn't too far so we can jump from one rooftop to another
    AQueenBee AQueenBee
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Sep 14, 2008

    Dangerous Childhood Entertainment"

    My sister was my most dangerous childhood entertainment and I'm certain she woul say the same. We have just about killed each other a thousand times and thensome. Other than that, and my imagination being a close contendor I do recall having a toy that was merely two big giant...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 15, 2011

    Another Train Trestle Story

    When I think back about all the things we did as kids and never got found out...I wonder what stuff my kids never told me!  We used to cross the railroad trestle above the river and there was this little pullout thing you could step onto if the train was coming and you...
    muse88 muse88
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2008

    Skate Board

    I used to skate bored down the slide in my local park. Hitting the ground at the bottom is NOT recommend :O
    Surviver19 Surviver19
    31-35, F
    Mar 28, 2012

    Building Hopping

    I take the game as a spin on parkour. See, instead of JUST climbing things, we also jumped from on place to another. My friend and I, we didn't do it for fun though, it was mostly to get away from people chasing us, for we knew they weren't stupid enough to try what to...
    Requiest Requiest
    13-15, M
    Jul 31, 2012

    Honey, the Kids Almost Blew Themselves Up

    Curiosity almost killed the cat and the kids when I was a child. Out of four kids in my family, I was the only girl. My brothers would only allow me to "hang out" with them and their friends if I agreed to be a pawn for them in one way or another. This one particular...
    Truthsayer Truthsayer
    5 Responses Sep 12, 2008

    Little Christopher Columbus

    When I was younger I think I watched too many shows and movies about wondering into the unknown and exploring anywhere that caught my interest. Two things I remember doing that were pretty dangerous now coming to think of it, I grew up on the water next to a marina and my...
    rajiv123 rajiv123
    22-25, M
    Mar 14, 2011
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