All of us have one or two embarrassing childhood photos that we would go to great lengths to hide away from the world. But these people decided to brave the cruel waters of the Internet and share some of the most cringe-worthy shots from their childhoods and youth days.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of best throwback photographs for the ultimate cringe effect. From odd hairstyles and accessories to questionable fashion choices, the list contains each person's bump (or perhaps even a trainwreck) on the road of searching for identity. So check them out and don't forget to vote and comment on your favorites!

#1 My Parents Weren’t Surprised When I Came Out

My Parents Weren’t Surprised When I Came Out

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Anouk 11 months ago

Love the title :)

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#2 My Legs And Feet Hit Puberty Before The Rest Of Me

My Legs And Feet Hit Puberty Before The Rest Of Me

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Maud Gakes 11 months ago

OMFG Why does this has only 10 points??? This should be on the top!! This is amazing 😂😂

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#3 Just A Girl On A Spring Communist Demonstration In Lviv, Ukraine, 1968

Just A Girl On A Spring Communist Demonstration In Lviv, Ukraine, 1968

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Daria B 11 months ago

Don't mess with angry youth at demonstrations.

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#4 For My 2nd Grade Photo I Vouched For The Satan's-Child-Lawyer Look

For My 2nd Grade Photo I Vouched For The Satan's-Child-Lawyer Look

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Orsolya 11 months ago

Nailed it.

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#5 Glamour Shot Blunder (7 Years Old)

Glamour Shot Blunder (7 Years Old)

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Lizard Queen 11 months ago

"Diane, twice divorced, just passed her real estate exam."

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#6 That Time In The Early 90s When I Was 12 Going On 54

That Time In The Early 90s When I Was 12 Going On 54

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stellermatt 11 months ago

in retrospect it's probably made you look like you've aged well?

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#7 In 5th Grade I Was Worried I Would Blink And Mess Up My Year Book Photo

In 5th Grade I Was Worried I Would Blink And Mess Up My Year Book Photo

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stellermatt 11 months ago

well at least you didn't blink

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#8 I Swear It's Not Square Anymore...

I Swear It's Not Square Anymore...

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stellermatt 11 months ago

a lego baby

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#9 When You Look Over 40 But You're Actually 12

When You Look Over 40 But You're Actually 12

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Lizard Queen 11 months ago

Glamor Shots: shooting teens into late middle age since 1992.

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#10 My Mum Advised Me Not To Leave The House Like This, Didn't Listen. That Hair!

My Mum Advised Me Not To Leave The House Like This, Didn't Listen. That Hair!

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stellermatt 11 months ago

i saw your hair once on google earth

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#11 Give Me The Sassy Grandma Look

Give Me The Sassy Grandma Look

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Hope Floats 11 months ago

She looks like Rose from the Golden Girls...

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#12 My 10th Grade Year Book Picture

My 10th Grade Year Book Picture

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Daria B 11 months ago

Crusty clown.

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#13 This Surpasses Even The Fivehead

This Surpasses Even The Fivehead

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Ginge 11 months ago

I love how someone chose a frame that perfectly complimented the hair... :)

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#14 2006 Senior Picture

2006 Senior Picture

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Anouk 11 months ago

Duuuuude! Totally spat my coffee!

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#15 A Friend Of Mine Gave Me Permission To Post This Gem. Circa Early-90s

A Friend Of Mine Gave Me Permission To Post This Gem. Circa Early-90s

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stellermatt 11 months ago

it's like a 90's sofa ate you then threw you up

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#16 1996, Olan Mills Calls My Roommate Offering A Free Family Sitting. His Family Lived Two States Away, So We Went In To Mess With Them. I'm The Guy On The Right

1996, Olan Mills Calls My Roommate Offering A Free Family Sitting. His Family Lived Two States Away, So We Went In To Mess With Them. I'm The Guy On The Right

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Anouk 11 months ago

The Cure: The Teen Days

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#17 Me And All My Hair In 1988

Me And All My Hair In 1988

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Aud Wey 11 months ago

I love this one!! You go girl!

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#18 Playing Starcraft On 56k, Strategizing With My Buddy Pre-Bluetooth/Skype

Playing Starcraft On 56k, Strategizing With My Buddy Pre-Bluetooth/Skype

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.gas. 11 months ago

I hope he patented the idea and is now a billionaire.

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#19 My (Conservative Christian) College Yearbook Photoshopped My Punk Rock Spikes Into A White Afro

My (Conservative Christian) College Yearbook Photoshopped My Punk Rock Spikes Into A White Afro

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Caitlyn McCracken 11 months ago

Good ole safety pin necklace

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#20 I See Your Uncle From The 80s And Raise You My Father's Hair From The 80s

I See Your Uncle From The 80s And Raise You My Father's Hair From The 80s

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Perfumista Perfumista 11 months ago

Would have been an epic win at the time

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#21 The Blunder Brothers, Circa 1994. I'm In Purple

The Blunder Brothers, Circa 1994. I'm In Purple

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Ginge 11 months ago

What size chest are those pants?

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#22 Look At Me! I'm A Real Fancy Boy!

Look At Me! I'm A Real Fancy Boy!

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Heather Johnson 11 months ago

I love this one!! Cuteness OVERLOAD!!!!

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#23 Why Yes!! My Vest Was Homemade! Pm Me For Orders!!! ;)

Why Yes!! My Vest Was Homemade! Pm Me For Orders!!! ;)

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Beeps 11 months ago

Hey, that’s a beautiful vest - don’t mock it!

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#24 It Was 1996. I Was Obsessed With Vampires And Phantom Of The Opera...behold My Embarrassing Senior Picture

It Was 1996. I Was Obsessed With Vampires And Phantom Of The Opera...behold My Embarrassing Senior Picture

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Just Amiable 11 months ago

I actually like this one, and I'm not just saying that because I'm full of shit, this one is actually pretty good.

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#25 Homecoming 2012. Yes That’s My Real Hair. Yes I Spent An Hour On It Every Day

Homecoming 2012. Yes That’s My Real Hair. Yes I Spent An Hour On It Every Day

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO 11 months ago

It's electrifying.

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#26 1996 HS Yearbook Picture

1996 HS Yearbook Picture

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stellermatt 11 months ago

noodles, i think i'll have noodles for lunch...

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#27 Recently, My Mother Found This Senior Photo Of Me From 1994. I Looked Like Nathan From South Park

Recently, My Mother Found This Senior Photo Of Me From 1994. I Looked Like Nathan From South Park

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Cactuar Jon 11 months ago

Wonderful photo of you channelling your inner tenor

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#28 I Was A 40 Year Old Woman At 13

I Was A 40 Year Old Woman At 13

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Kjorn 11 months ago

hard to believe she was just 13. i was like, it's ok she's with her kid...

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#29 My Uncle In The Early 80s

My Uncle In The Early 80s

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Hisseefit 11 months ago

Awe, he's such a cutie.

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#30 My Attire For Homecoming (Male)

My Attire For Homecoming (Male)

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Pamela 11 months ago

Oh this is so boy band and I'm not mad about it !

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#31 Everyone Knew Me

Everyone Knew Me

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Lizard Queen 11 months ago

Ugh. Poor kid. Headgear is awful. Hope your teeth are gorgeous today.

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#32 Try To Contain Yourselves Ladies!!!

Try To Contain Yourselves Ladies!!!

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Ms. Understood 11 months ago

Business in the front pa-just never mind.

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#33 Two Questions: Have You Accepted Jesus Christ As Your Lord And Savior, And Are You Interested In The Deal Of A Lifetime On A 1987 Plymouth Mercury?

Two Questions: Have You Accepted Jesus Christ As Your Lord And Savior, And Are You Interested In The Deal Of A Lifetime On A 1987 Plymouth Mercury?

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Char Char 11 months ago

This caption tho! Perfectly sums it up.

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#34 First Day Of High School, I Was Apparently Going For The 70 Year Old Man Look

First Day Of High School, I Was Apparently Going For The 70 Year Old Man Look

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Ethan Slusser 11 months ago

You look like doctor octopus. Which is ironic because there’s a Spider-Man on this list too.

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#35 The Coolest Senior Picture Ever?

The Coolest Senior Picture Ever?

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Daria B 11 months ago

Well.... If super heroes can wear their pants over their trousers, so can you. ♥

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#36 They Wouldn't Take The Photo Unless I Smiled

They Wouldn't Take The Photo Unless I Smiled

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Signe Manat Hansen 11 months ago

You're adorable.

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#37 The Triangle Hair And Fake Mole Completes My Senior High School Photo

The Triangle Hair And Fake Mole Completes My Senior High School Photo

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Kjorn 11 months ago

looks like an advertising for a 50's stay at home mum

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#38 I Still Don't Understand Why Girls Just Wanted To Be Friends In High School (2002)

I Still Don't Understand Why Girls Just Wanted To Be Friends In High School (2002)

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Kjorn 11 months ago

i'm surprise that with the scary face look you was able to get friend. you're pretty scary

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#39 I Had A Warhol-Esque, Pop-Art Phase In High School. Yes, I'm A Guy

I Had A Warhol-Esque, Pop-Art Phase In High School. Yes, I'm A Guy

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Lios 11 months ago

Ah, this time I would have guessed girl. Still, if it made you feel good, more power to you!

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#40 'Ginger Hair? Freckles? Pale Skin? This Kids Going To Be Too Popular At School. Can You Level The Playing Field A Bit?' - Parents To Hairdresser

'Ginger Hair? Freckles? Pale Skin? This Kids Going To Be Too Popular At School. Can You Level The Playing Field A Bit?' - Parents To Hairdresser

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jamie1707 11 months ago

we gingers will rule the world one day

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#41 On My Way To Steal Ya Man

On My Way To Steal Ya Man

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Stille20 11 months ago

The caption is dead on, but you were still adorable.

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#42 A Little Known Fact That Prior To Keaton, I Was The Batman

A Little Known Fact That Prior To Keaton, I Was The Batman

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Kim Mahood 11 months ago

That half eaten mask...

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#43 My Kindergarten Picture Is Definitely The Most Epic Of All My School Pictures

My Kindergarten Picture Is Definitely The Most Epic Of All My School Pictures

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Lizard Queen 11 months ago

Baby Joe Dirt

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#44 My 18th Birthday. I'm The Goth. Still Great Friends With The Beautiful Girl Next To Me :)

My 18th Birthday. I'm The Goth. Still Great Friends With The Beautiful Girl Next To Me :)

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Heather Johnson 11 months ago

Actually, both are quite beautiful.

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#45 When My High School Marching Band Was Performing At The Liberty Bowl And I Ran Into Two Guys Who Looked Vaguely Like Me (I'm In The Middle)

When My High School Marching Band Was Performing At The Liberty Bowl And I Ran Into Two Guys Who Looked Vaguely Like Me (I'm In The Middle)

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Neeraj Jha 11 months ago

one of those "I, Me, and Myself" sort of pictures

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#46 12 Year Old Me Thought This Was A Great Everyday Look

12 Year Old Me Thought This Was A Great Everyday Look

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DE Ray 11 months ago

It was.

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#47 When Your “Hardcore Tough Guy Gangster” Picture With Your Homie Turns Out To Look Like The Start Of A Gay Porn Film, But You Post It To Facebook Anyway... Millennial Blunder Years

When Your “Hardcore Tough Guy Gangster” Picture With Your Homie Turns Out To Look Like The Start Of A Gay Porn Film, But You Post It To Facebook Anyway... Millennial Blunder Years

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Shane Chang 11 months ago

I've seen a LOT of gay porn.. and this is accurate.

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#48 I Wore This Everyday In Winter In 2013 The Worse Part Is Was 27

I Wore This Everyday In Winter In 2013 The Worse Part Is Was 27

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Hope Floats 11 months ago

The Grinch lives!!!

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#49 I Was Surfing The Web Back In 2001

I Was Surfing The Web Back In 2001

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D.S. Watson 11 months ago

I remember when schools decided to "spice up" their picture days. It was comedy gold.

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#50 I Grew Up In A Small Midwest Town, My Mom Convinced Me To Take "Urban Hip-Hop" Dance Classes

I Grew Up In A Small Midwest Town, My Mom Convinced Me To Take "Urban Hip-Hop" Dance Classes

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Becky goodacre 11 months ago

Hammer time?

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#51 6th Grade Going On 60

6th Grade Going On 60

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Perfumista Perfumista 11 months ago

Grandma?

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#52 Guitar Guy At Party: Check. Tortured Angst: Check. Wolf T-Shirt: Check. Ignored By Girls: Check. Hole In My Crotch That I Only Noticed Now: Check. Real Life, 1995

Guitar Guy At Party: Check. Tortured Angst: Check. Wolf T-Shirt: Check. Ignored By Girls: Check. Hole In My Crotch That I Only Noticed Now: Check. Real Life, 1995

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Ms. Understood 11 months ago

Dude looking like he lost his job in the last picture. Calm down lol

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#53 Was Told You Guys Might Appreciate My Boy Greg's 1992 Year Book Photos

Was Told You Guys Might Appreciate My Boy Greg's 1992 Year Book Photos

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bob 11 months ago

The 90s was the decade during which we had the opportunity to fix all the errors of the 80s. Instead, we just dug deeper...

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#54 I Went To School Like This More Than Once

I Went To School Like This More Than Once

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Kjorn 11 months ago

sharkboy!

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#55 Thought It Would Be Cool To Make Knex Body Armor

Thought It Would Be Cool To Make Knex Body Armor

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Lizard Queen 11 months ago

It works, but only against sexual attraction.

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#56 My All-Time Favorite Christmas Blunder (I’m Top Left)

My All-Time Favorite Christmas Blunder (I’m Top Left)

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Lizard Queen 11 months ago

Someone got a pet Goth for Christmas.

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#57 Just Found My Glamour Shot From 1995. I Was A Sassy 45 Year Old In 7th Grade, Apparently

Just Found My Glamour Shot From 1995. I Was A Sassy 45 Year Old In 7th Grade, Apparently

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Anouk 11 months ago

That is actually a gorgeous picture - despite the weird obsession for turning kids into jail bait photos.

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#58 Nothing Says Cool Like Matching Sweat Suits And A Stuffed Whale On Your Knee

Nothing Says Cool Like Matching Sweat Suits And A Stuffed Whale On Your Knee

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Kjorn 11 months ago

so proud... why we were so proud????

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#59 In 4th Good Grade, I Was Too Badass For Just One Wristwatch

In 4th Good Grade, I Was Too Badass For Just One Wristwatch

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Cherie O 11 months ago

In the 80s, kids used to wear lots of Swatch watches at once. Oh I remember.....

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#60 My Very First Job. Spiderman For Kids Parties

My Very First Job. Spiderman For Kids Parties

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.gas. 11 months ago

This isn't so awkward. I'd dress up as Spiderman if I was getting paid.

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#61 Senior Prom 2006, Went Stag

Senior Prom 2006, Went Stag

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Daria B 11 months ago

Mafia.

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#62 "Promo Shot" For My First Band's Myspace Page. I Was 16 And Wore Women's Clothing

"Promo Shot" For My First Band's Myspace Page. I Was 16 And Wore Women's Clothing

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Pamela 11 months ago

But you're so cute and love the hello kitty guitar lol

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#63 Parents Thought I Was Gay. Can't Say I Blame Them...

Parents Thought I Was Gay. Can't Say I Blame Them...

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I Am the Walrus 11 months ago

Lol nice

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#64 I Logged Into Myspace After 10 Years...

I Logged Into Myspace After 10 Years...

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Anouk 11 months ago

Kudos for the Led Zep t-shirt / pink fairy wings combo!

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#65 50% Khaki, 25% Weird Crinkly Tube Top, 25% Platform Sneakers: 100% Confidence

50% Khaki, 25% Weird Crinkly Tube Top, 25% Platform Sneakers: 100% Confidence

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John Holden 11 months ago

And your neighbor was an astonishingly terrible parker.

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#66 Visiting My Family After Several Years And Going Through Albums. Me At About 12. I'm A Girl

Visiting My Family After Several Years And Going Through Albums. Me At About 12. I'm A Girl

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Ms. Understood 11 months ago

Soo, summoning demons via poster or......

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#67 Titanic, Western, Newscaster Glamour Shots: 1998 In A Nutshell

Titanic, Western, Newscaster Glamour Shots: 1998 In A Nutshell

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Anouk 11 months ago

No offence to the kids in these pictures - but wtf is it with the creepy 'glamour' shots of such young kids?? Just no.

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#68 My Chemical Panic At The Disco

My Chemical Panic At The Disco

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Stille20 11 months ago

up vote for the caption

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#69 I Was 11 Years Old. Too Old To Be Doing Stuff Like This? The School Project Was To Make A Mask, We Weren’t Required To Wear It, Or Make The... Rest...

I Was 11 Years Old. Too Old To Be Doing Stuff Like This? The School Project Was To Make A Mask, We Weren’t Required To Wear It, Or Make The... Rest...

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Kjorn 11 months ago

i'd give you a A+ for that

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#70 15-Year-Old Me Was Terrified Of Touching These Car Show Models. I Cringe Every Time I See This

15-Year-Old Me Was Terrified Of Touching These Car Show Models. I Cringe Every Time I See This

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Lios 11 months ago

No, you're awesome! Instead of groping them like a young Weinstein, you behave like a gentleman. Just because they are scantily clad, doesn't mean you can put your hands just anywhere. This is good :)

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#71 The Shirt Says, “Team Edward: Because Jacob Doesn’t Sparkle”

The Shirt Says, “Team Edward: Because Jacob Doesn’t Sparkle”

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Caroline Allnutt 11 months ago

The socks make the outfit, though.

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#72 Curly Mullet, Thrift Store Boy’s Anime Shirt, Inability To Look Normal For A Picture: 2003 Was A Cruel Year For This 11yo Girl

Curly Mullet, Thrift Store Boy’s Anime Shirt, Inability To Look Normal For A Picture: 2003 Was A Cruel Year For This 11yo Girl

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Just Amiable 11 months ago

I can't believe all of you! Is this where you wanna be when Jesus comes; making fun of poor Joe Dirt?

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#73 They Called Me Professor Snape

They Called Me Professor Snape

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Heather Johnson 11 months ago

RIP Alan Rickman

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#74 This Is What Happens When Dorks With Cartoon Obsessions Are Allowed To Bring Props To Their Senior Photo Session. Loved Marvin So Much I Used To Joke He Was My Real Dad, The Cringe Factor Is Astronomical

This Is What Happens When Dorks With Cartoon Obsessions Are Allowed To Bring Props To Their Senior Photo Session. Loved Marvin So Much I Used To Joke He Was My Real Dad, The Cringe Factor Is Astronomical

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Cactuar Jon 11 months ago

I wish my bf would look at me the way Marvin looks at you

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#75 1990 And 11 Years Old. I Just Showed This To My 10 Year Old Daughter And Thought She’d Laugh. Nope. Only Fear

1990 And 11 Years Old. I Just Showed This To My 10 Year Old Daughter And Thought She’d Laugh. Nope. Only Fear

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Jhoa 11 months ago

She looks kinda pretty...

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#76 They're Almost Texas Beauty Queen Bangs

They're Almost Texas Beauty Queen Bangs

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Stille20 11 months ago

blurred her face to protect the innocent?

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#77 I Thought Listening To Metal Made Me Cool In Middle School

I Thought Listening To Metal Made Me Cool In Middle School

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stellermatt 11 months ago

listening to it did. letting it throw up on you didn't

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#78 I Was About 18 Years Old, And Heading Out For A Night On The Town. Please Note The Nose Ring- It Was Stuck On With Superglue

I Was About 18 Years Old, And Heading Out For A Night On The Town. Please Note The Nose Ring- It Was Stuck On With Superglue

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noitall man 11 months ago

The nose ring might have been your best life choice ever. Glue... Smart

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#79 I Thought The Other Kindergarteners Were Calling Me "Becky." It Was "Bucky." Thank God For Braces

I Thought The Other Kindergarteners Were Calling Me "Becky." It Was "Bucky." Thank God For Braces