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People Are Sharing Their Craziest Childhood Stories and How Did Any of Us Survive?

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Kids always have these weird quirks, and when I mean weird, I mean, really weird. So weird that you have no idea where they picked up the quirk.

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When I was three or four, I have distinct memories of sneaking into the bathroom to eat toothpaste when no one was looking. I don't know why I liked the taste of Aquafresh so much, but I just did.

When my son sits down, he does so in reverse-"Indian Style," with his knees flaring out to the side. I don't know how he gets his legs to do that, but just seeing it freaks me out. 

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Eating things that shouldn't be eaten and sitting in a way that makes adults grimace, however, are pretty "normal" childhood behaviors compared to some of these stories that people are sharing on Twitter.

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The thread was kicked off by @prinxeMu who recalled the time they showed just how far they were willing to go to not listen to their mom.

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The moral of the story? @prinxeMu doesn't like being told what to do, even if it means destroying their hand in the process.

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People started sharing their own tales of childhood insanity that revealed a lot about their character.

Whether it was a dangerous love for enthusiasm and sweets that lead to smashed teeth.

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Or hating sock-creases.

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Some children displayed stalwart problem-solving abilities from a young age.

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While others were a bit more...unique.

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Like being a serial couch-butterer.

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Some kids had an obsession with changing outfits multiple times a day.

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A behavior that followed them all the way into adulthood.

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It's when this happens that my mom or dad would say, "See? What did I say? You see what happens?!"

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There was this very precocious 4-year-old.

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A precociousness that sometimes leads to nightmares.

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Yeah maybe a 1st grader shouldn't be reading this.

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A fun day at the pool goes sour.

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But not sour enough to stop swimming.

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Some were much less dramatic though.

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Then there was this adorable story about religious guilt.

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Everyone always loves a good bully revenge story.

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Equally impressive is that they were able to throw a decent punch with their shoelaces tied.

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