19 People Share the Funny Stories That Turned Them into the Person They Are Today

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Is there a funny story from your youth that you look back at and go, “Huh. That pretty squarely defines who I am and probably had a big hand in making my the person I am today?”

Well if so, these funny stories are for you.

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Writer and illustrator @prinxeMu asked the people of the internet to share the most “on brand” story from their youth. They then gave us one of their own:

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Twitter totally pounced on this prompt. This tweet has more than 7,000 responses, and these stories are super fun to read. Here are our favorites.

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Couch butterer

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This is absolutely hilarious and insane. How do you even clean a couch once it has been entirely covered in butter?

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Spelling bee

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This is hilarious. I got sixth place in my fourth-grade spelling bee for mixing up the order of the “i” and the “e” in “ancient.” You never forget your spelling bee blunder.

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Prank calls

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I love this so much. “Quick! It’s an emergency. They’ve fallen, and they can’t get up!” “What can’t get up, ma’am?” “My grandma’s boobs!”

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Ice cream

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This is a cruel and unusual joke to play on a child, and I have to write this down to remember it for later. Excuse me. The next one might bring up some spooky memories for people.

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Free book

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I remember this book. It is so terrifying. I sort of can’t believe it’s meant for kids. But also, I am a horror fan, so I kinda liked it.

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Mushroom pet

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This is maybe my favorite thing I have ever read. I love it so much. I am going to keep this story in my heart forever.

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Bullied

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That is exactly what you should do to bullies, and I want this person on my side. You know, if the sh*t hits the fan, apocalypse-wise.

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Listening comprehension

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It wasn’t a disability! They were too smart and didn’t have time for those inane questions.

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911

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This is so funny. They know where you live and they will show up if you call! The next one will make you go, “Hell yeah!”

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Student handbook

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This is amazing. Students often don’t get a say in the stuff they should.

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Easter bunny

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Let this be a lesson to all those parents out there with clever kids: Disguise your handwriting.

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Cookie hands

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This is absolutely something I have done as an adult, and I will not apologize for it. Cookies take priority over almost anything.

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Halloween

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This is like a scene out of a movie. The cool girls all dressed in sexy costumes and you there, in a cardboard box. Classic.

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Piano duet

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Honestly, little brothers ruin everything. I know because I have one. The next one is about a kid too clever for her own good.

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Rubik’s cube

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Brilliant! You know what they say: Work smarter, not harder.

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Birdseed

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I mean, you can’t tell a kid not to do something. No matter what it is, he’ll always want to do it extra because you told him not to.

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Licking rocks

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Aw, what a heartwarming story of a person finding their passion in life! But also, don’t lick rocks. It’s weird.

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Spider friend

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Was the spider named Charlotte? And was it friends with a pig named Wilbur? I hope so.

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Jokes

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Not gonna lie, it made me laugh. Share this with a friend who could use a laugh!

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