18 Things You Did As A Child That Would Horrify You If Your Kids Did Them

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Toys back in the day were fun, but lord it’s a wonder we still have all our fingers and didn’t get lead poisoning.

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A mini microwave oven that we could sit right next to and watch as the waves fried our brains? Seems legit! The toy industry, like car seats, has come a long way. Sure, lead paint might last longer, but our kids won’t be chowing down on those paint chips! Toys guns that shot little pellets? Yeah, that’s not going to happen now. Plastic loaded with cancer-causing chemicals? We cut those out, too. We had an actual metal po-go stick with exposed springs, and you bet your ass we still used it even after it sliced up the inside of our leg! Kids these days are soft, man.

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