From skateboarding without a helmet to attempting any exercise at all without stretching, some activities that seemed totally safe in childhood can be downright dangerous in adulthood.
The hashtag #DidAsAChildButDangerousNow trended on Twitter on Friday morning as social media users reminisced about the activities that they used to love, but would be far too dangerous for an adult to try.
Here are 10 of the best examples, with one bonus, of the hashtag in use, which might make you nostalgic for your indestructible childhood years.
1. This person jumped off every surface in sight.
#DidAsAChildButDangerousNow Parkour before it was called parkour at the playground, on buildings and roof tops. I d… https://t.co/jJtYMd3ux6— SkylineHu (@SkylineHu)1561681737.0
2. The heat burns from metal slides are best left forgotten.
Playing on metal slides in the summer. #DidAsAChildButDangerousNow— ☁Calla Dreams☁ (@☁Calla Dreams☁)1561673394.0
3. If only this activity could last beyond childhood.
Eat Tons of Junk Food And never Worry About Gaining Weight 💙 #DidAsAChildButDangerousNow https://t.co/FnRokf5qXl— Jus O Bells 🇨🇦🎄❤️🎅🏻 (@Jus O Bells 🇨🇦🎄❤️🎅🏻)1561664742.0
4. This person experimented with the urban myth that cola and popping candy makes your stomach explode.
#DidAsAChildButDangerousNow Ate Pop Rocks with Coca Cola— Rich (Dad Bod)🕺😎🍸🥃😏 (@Rich (Dad Bod)🕺😎🍸🥃😏)1561665089.0
5. Don't try this activity at home.
#DidAsAChildButDangerousNow when I was a kid I would spider walk around to scare my friends and family. Welp, I tri… https://t.co/EYKQjGkPMM— Scranton Strangler (@Scranton Strangler)1561683681.0
6. Hopefully no light bulbs were broken during these fights.
Using fluorescent tube lights as light sabers #DidAsAChildButDangerousNow— Pan-Pizza: Watch Seis Manos Netflix (@Pan-Pizza: Watch Seis Manos Netflix)1561681242.0
7. Climbing trees is the best way to spend childhood.
Climbed trees #DidAsAChildButDangerousNow— Greg Morter (@Greg Morter)1561663795.0
8. Children really can be fearless.
Did front flips off of my dresser onto my bed #DidAsAChildButDangerousNow— Sp00py10v3 (@Sp00py10v3)1561679628.0
9. This sad reality in adulthood.
Bent over without stretching first #DidAsAChildButDangerousNow https://t.co/9ZukfLS3U1— Antonio (@Antonio)1561679665.0
10. Lastly, this should never be tried, whether in adulthood or childhood!
#DidAsAChildButDangerousNow Jump on ice to break it close to river— Bneus Meside (@Bneus Meside)1561663860.0
#DidAsAChildButDangerousNow Going downhill on a skateboard #Ouch 😘 https://t.co/QSURfzzXJo— 😉Diane😻 (@😉Diane😻)1561666683.0
Regularly went downhill superman style on a skateboard. Taking after my hero at the time, believing I could fly. No… https://t.co/yPyozsHPDG— Woody Esq 💙💛 (@Woody Esq 💙💛)1561704759.0
What I #DidAsAChildButDangerousNow was riding my Scooter or Skateboard down the steepest Roads I could find, going… https://t.co/ll31sL3rE3— 🌴Ⓑⓡⓔⓣ (@🌴Ⓑⓡⓔⓣ)1561683193.0
#DidAsAChildButDangerousNow - tying a skipping rope to the back of a bike and then being pulled along behind on rol… https://t.co/njL43eNBwP— Jasmine (@Jasmine)1561714795.0
#DidAsAChildButDangerousNow Riding on a skateboard tied to the back of a go-kart with a skipping rope. https://t.co/2wu3GRiuHj— Gemma|Help Me I'm Adulting Blog (@Gemma|Help Me I'm Adulting Blog)1561720329.0
Lay on my skateboard and plummeted headfirst down hills, often into oncoming traffic #DidAsAChildButDangerousNow— Gareth Williams (@Gareth Williams)1561704323.0
@lyricalluna67 We rode bikes down the hill where our street was. I also wore skates (old with the key) & hold the b… https://t.co/Unad72OQMh— Charlayne E. Denney (@Charlayne E. Denney)1561705721.0
#DidAsAChildButDangerousNow Rode a skateboard down a steep hill with no helmet or pads. Gotta scar from that one.— Ocular Nervosa (@Ocular Nervosa)1561682503.0