There are all sorts of things that might make someone the “weird kid” at school, and I daresay most of them are arbitrary enough that they all turn out fine in the end.

It can be funny and telling, though, to think back to our childhoods and the strange things that kids do – and whether or not you’d still think they were weird today.

15. The cheeseburgers were just the start.

Had a kid nicknamed “cheeseburger” in the grade ahead of me in highschool. He got his nickname because when it was time for his class to go to lunch, he snuck into the roof and crawled his way into the cafeteria, dropped down and proceeded to steal all the cheeseburger put out for lunch. Unfortunately they caught him in the act and sent him to the principal’s office.

A year later he was caught stealing a teacher’s computer, and in the process of being arrested he bit the officers hand, getting him sent to juvi never to be heard of again.

14. That would definitely still be considered weird.

In high school, this kid would regularly pick his nose and eat it in class.

He was also caught m**turbating to girls in the school library and on a school bus.

He got suspended for a week and had to register as a s^x offender.

Edit/update: he was 17, is no longer registered as a sex offender, and was able to go to college.

13. Well, spill!

We had a guy who wore a dragon tail, believing he was a dragon and same story for a different guy but his thing was wearing a cat bell.

There were lots of rumors about the cat bell guy…..

12.  I love this kid.

Well, there was “frog boy.”

All he did was run around the woods catching lizards, frogs, raising tadpoles in a bucket.

He had ADD before ADD was a thing, so he was labelled “active”, and our teacher would sometimes just let him run out of the classroom to do a couple laps.

He was just crazy energetic, but all smiles. He superglued the woodshop tools to the wall. And he covered the school kitchen with flour. That kind of stuff.

He went on to be a professional motocross rider.

11. How could you not?

Least weird thing was she would blow her nose then eat it.

Bigger weird things were running head first into a wall shouting that she’s stupid if she didn’t get the scores she wanted, another time running down the school field with teachers chasing while shouting “I’m a ghost”, also announced she was pregnant because her boyfriend (who I don’t know if was real) ejaculated (her words) on her knee.

We always thought she had something going on and would tell the teachers something needed doing but apparently they’d talk to the parents who refused tests.

It was actually kind of sad and people generally just felt a bit sorry for her.

10. I, for one, would like to know.

The weird kid at my high school tied a string around his pencil case and pulled out around the halls pretending it was a dog.

He still lives in my hometown. I think unemployed.

Oh also weird girl in middle school acted like a cat. She would meow and hiss at people, lick the water fountain and rub her body on the teacher’s legs.

In 8th grade. I have no idea where she ended up.

9. Odd, but sort of adorable.

He would say very obscure elements on the periodic table and start singing about it as if it were his friend

(We were like 7/8)

8. This is an excellent story.

For elementary school, I was that weird kid.

I didn’t talk until I was 5, and when i started, I had maybe a 20 word vocabulary and only spoke when spoken too for about 3 to 4 years.

But, at age 5 when I just started to talking, the local 10 year old genius who was also our neighbour (was actually a genius, graduated at 12 or something close), walked up to me and said, ‘The answer to every question can be found through observing,’ and then walked off. That’s it. That is all he said.

I, on the other hand, was, and still am, an absolute idiot. What I interpreted from what he said was, ‘The answer to every question is observing.’ Now, I knew this kid had the smarts i didn’t have, so i took what he said very seriously and unfortunately very literally.

My parents were freaking out, my school had to call my parents multiple times and eventually we had a big meeting, that ended up landing me in therapy because for nearly a solid year, the only thing i ever said to anyone was ‘observing.’

2 x 2=? Observing

What do you want for tea? Observing

What is on the TV? Observing

Why the hell are you such a stupid kid? Observing

7. That last line though.

A guy I knew in high school had a mouse living in his car.

Not a pet mouse or anything, just a wild mouse. He would intentionally leave food in the backseat for it. I almost didn’t believe it until I saw the thing run under the seat when he opened the door.

He also wore this full cow suit to school one time, which freaked an autistic kid who had a specific fear of cows.

There was a lot of debate if he wore it to freak the kid out our if he wore it just to be weird.

He’s a youth pastor now.

6. Awkward indeed.

At my middle school, someone decided to get a little attention with a good old fashioned bomb threat.

Except they thought that a bomb threat meant literally writing “bomb threat” somewhere.

Worse yet, they misspelled it, and wrote “boom theret.”

So we had to go on a brief, very awkward lockdown while the police checked the perimeter for booms.

5. The homemade poop knife.

Showing us a video he uploaded to YouTube of him cutting his poop in half with a hanger as it was laying in the toilet bowl.

4. Bread is life.

Every lunch he would put a baguette in his sleeve and secretly eat it.

3. All necessities, I suppose.

His locker only ever had three things in it.

His American flag cape, one of those foldable razor scooters and a box turtle.

2. Some days you just really don’t want to go to school.

He heard that you’d automatically get suspended if you peed your pants at school.

He wanted to find out if it was true, peed his pants, got suspended.

1. Curiouser and curiouser.

He got mad that he didn’t understand how to play a game at lunchtime so he started hitting and punching the nearest person to him, who happened to be me.

When I shoved him away and asked him what the hell was he doing, he whipped his d*%k out, charged at me and when I shoved him away from me again he started crying and ran away with his member still sticking out.

I honestly hardly remember being little; anyone else?

Maybe that means I was the weird kid. Cheers!