Who doesn’t remember drinking milk with their pizza or burgers in the cafeteria? When you’re in high school, you don’t question a lot of the things that happen around you. It’s only when you leave that you start to realize what a weird place it really was! Some of the things are a bit peculiar, while others are positively bizarre.

Bored Panda has collected some of the best examples of weird school things, so scroll down to see exactly what we mean. For those of you still in high school, maybe this list will open up your eyes to all the weirdness. Remember to upvote your faves and leave a comment about other weird high school things you’ve noticed, dear Pandas!

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Jill
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1 year ago

Burn!

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Love My Dogs
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1 year ago

I had to do square dancing in 4th grade with a boy and the teachers wouldn't let us bring wipes or gloves. This was the time when cooties was a thing. It was gross.

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Carrie de Luka
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1 year ago

No idea what a 'jeopardy review game' is.

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It’s not just former students who think that high school is incredibly strange—some teachers are flabbergasted, too. For example, Michael De Main has been teaching in secondary schools for 16 years and he thinks that a lot of teachers accept things that are downright weird.

In Michael’s opinion, it’s bizarre that different high schools can choose to start and end classes at different times. So while one school might open at 8 AM, another might decide to start classes 15 minutes later. The same weirdness extends to periods that can last for 40, 50, or even 75 minutes, depending on school policy. Don’t even get us started on how breaks are not the same length, either.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

If we started packing up before the teacher asked us to we would have to stay back after the bell went for about 2 mins or so.

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Martha Meyer
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1 year ago

Erm, no? Ww had gym clothes and showers.

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Sticking pins through skin.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

And your point is?

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Teacher Michael also questions whether we still need roll call—isn’t that time better spent, you know, actually learning things? Not to mention playground duty where a teacher has to stand around, watch the students play, and make sure that they don’t get into any trouble. And who can forget about toilet duty? Sure, teachers need to make sure that students aren’t getting into any trouble, but all of this seems a bit over the top, don’t you think?

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

So far this is the only one I can relate too. I only discovered about 5 years ago that this wasn't true.

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My chemistry teachers solution to people stealing her calculators.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

We had to supply our own calculators when I was at school.

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Martha Meyer
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1 year ago

School should teach both.

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However, according to Michael, the weirdest thing about high school might just be the students themselves who are hard to figure out even with all the experience in the world. Finally, let’s not forget about the basics: furniture. Some students still have to sit on uncomfortable chairs and use tiny desks, so it’s no wonder that some of them can’t pay attention!

When you look at everything, high school sure is a weird place. But I sure could go for some chocolate milk and a slice of pizza right about now.

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Jill
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1 year ago

And it's still a thing with my students after all these years. Apparently some jokes never get old.

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Doctor who?!
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1 year ago

Yes oh yes i still have a scar from her

ej wey
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1 year ago

Well while you got a got scar I got stabbed in the hand with her pencil and the graphite is still there. It was one of the ginger headed Moore twins. Wooooff

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AutumntheLeaf/RainWing
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1 year ago

I was that girl

Daisy
Community Member
1 year ago

One of my friends was that friend. We both loved cats and she was one of the best friends I've ever had! She wanted to protect her friends as well as she could from bullies :)

-zawarudo-
Community Member
1 year ago

Y..Yes- there was one girl who thought she was a demon too-

DC
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1 year ago

... no, a boy who walked to school in t-rex-mode, with his arms on his chest and tumbling from side to side ... 3rd grade. He evolved into something less extinct in the meantime.

Ms Phit
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1 year ago

That would be me

Destiny Rose
Community Member
1 year ago

No, but there was a kid who thought he was a vampire

HMMMM
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1 year ago

ah yes, I knew her it was my sister.

mickey
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1 year ago

Omg yes that is so true ugghhhhh

Clove Kentwell
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1 year ago

I remember her very well.

blubfisher
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1 year ago

then you had the horse girls who went around eating grass

Henry Cheves
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1 year ago

I had one in elementary school and am still mortally afraid of running into her.

kitty_player 03
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1 year ago

......I am that person

blugeagua
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1 year ago

I was usually friends with her or someone like her.

Vanta Black
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1 year ago

I had a crush on that girl. Until we fell out.

Missy Barton
Community Member
1 year ago

Me. That was me. No fucks given.

Nightmare Scar Paladin
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1 year ago

That was me, I was that kid, but only at home

Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm not a girl. :(

Bloxmakesgames2019
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1 year ago

Yes I’m friends with her

Nadja Stöckl
Community Member
1 year ago

we had a horse girl

ALEXIS CISNEROS
Community Member
2 weeks ago

that is me, but its toned down a lot. I can replicate different meows and hiss when scared. Its been a habit of mine since elementary school and its actually common for me to put on little shows where i do different meows to confuse my teachers

Meko
Community Member
7 months ago

I am that girl but so is my friend and at some point someone dropped something and she mad a mew noise and everyone thought that the boy who dropped the thing made it and it was hilarious (also I bit a boy on the arm)

Mishka Katira
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11 months ago

Heh..... i went through that phase and remember it a little too well

Kk C-Mcgee
Community Member
1 year ago

Really?! What the fuck kind of people did you go to high school with? We had weirdos but they were a normal weirdo. Like wear all black, sit in the corner so nobody will talk to you weirdo. Not a psychotic one lol

Alfoz Littlezzz
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1 year ago

Thats me

jenjie.newt
Community Member
1 year ago

Wait I was supposed to stop doing that after high school?

Amanda Ric
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1 year ago

Me too!

Otaku panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Who here was instantly reminded of cat Valentine

Alyssa Bofia
Community Member
1 year ago

I am that girl

T P
Community Member
1 year ago

I am her

peppa pig
Community Member
1 year ago

I did cheer and if you don't know much about cheer, when you are stunting (throwing the small girls into the air and catching them) we were doing that and that girl who thought she was a cat hated me for no reason and she was one of the people catching me and throwing me so she bit me right before they threw me in the air

Ximenna Jimenez
Community Member
1 year ago

Yesh

Iapetos
Community Member
1 year ago

Some of us were those cats...

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
1 year ago

I used to purr, but never remembered hissing

elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

Your bad. I AM a cat.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 year ago

she was hotter than the cheerleaders...

just me
Community Member
1 year ago

Had one that barked

Seabeast
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1 year ago

Um, nope.

Maddie Painter
Community Member
1 year ago

yes and the horse girl

littlebuggy_82
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1 year ago

She drew them all over her notebooks too

littlebuggy_82
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1 year ago

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Emily Barnes
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1 year ago

I was friends with one

Water Bottle
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1 year ago

The one at my old school got suspended for making other kids bleed.

🛸 🌠⭐Lucita 🌌🌙 👽
Community Member
1 year ago

She hissed at my friend then deadass tripped and faceplanted seconds later. I'm still laughing lol

PotterHead
Community Member
1 year ago

AKA: my sister. She bit 2 boys when she was in 4th and 5th grade.

Jozi_Bear_Arts
Community Member
1 year ago

Not high school, but yeah LOL

party_poison
Community Member
1 year ago

lol that was me

Boop
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1 year ago

ummm......yeah....me...

Deppressed Burito
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1 year ago

that girl was me

Chelsea Bates
Community Member
1 year ago

I was that girl..

DancingToMyself
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeeeah but she's been hospitalized.

Debbie Kay
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes and we also had one that acted like a dog and barked.

Love My Dogs
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes and it was weird. It actually creeped me out.

Lyra Rey
Community Member
1 year ago

My mom made me be friends with that girl.

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Doctor who?!
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1 year ago

Umm im not *poliece pulls up outside my house* OH NO

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That one kid.

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Eepe
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1 year ago

But no one ever leaves 😂

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Pamela24
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1 year ago

Nah, that's a stereotype. My Math teacher was one of the best - just last year I went to her 50th birthday party and we got wonderfully drunk together and my gym teacher was the only one who noticed when thing got bad at home when I was fourteen.

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Rissie
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1 year ago

Not to burst your bubble, but it was actually coffee.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago (edited)

I had one of those hair thingy's, had it in for ages. I didn't get mine on a cruise or holiday though.

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Nea
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1 year ago

I ws popular in my school but when i see 'popular' kids in movies, i get very confused.

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BG
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1 year ago

I weighed 372 lbs when I graduated high school. I'm 43 now and I run three 10k's per week in addition to weightlifting.

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Ani Archeron
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1 year ago

... this happens??

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Randomcthulu
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1 year ago

We just got to smell the home ec class burn another batch of cookies every day, the teacher was too stupid to know to adjust cooking times etc for higher altitudes and couldn't figure it out, we literally begged our English teacher to let us go show them what they were doing wrong, she laughed and told us to go ahead because that teacher had been driving her nuts for years

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Tabitha L
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1 year ago

Never had this happen. I do remember a kid in first grade eating 5 hamburgers and then throwing up. But that is more just cause and effect.

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Blarrg
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1 year ago

A lot of adults are still using that one. Here's a favorite (hopefully I can post a link.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L3eeC2lJZs

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Martha Meyer
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1 year ago

Mine started at 7:30 a.m. By 9 breakfast break was already over.

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Adam C
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1 year ago

Why you lie? Neven seen any paper in public school toilet.

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Love My Dogs
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1 year ago

That was always soooo annoying

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Kids cracking their backs on these chairs.

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zims
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1 year ago

Ugh my hair always got caught in the studs

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Nea
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1 year ago

Ok this might help my therapist in next session!

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Vicky Zar
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1 year ago

What happened to this person?

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Meeple13
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1 year ago

That's not cabbage?

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The kids who bit into Bubble Tape like this.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago (edited)

What kind of monster would do that.

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