Remember the adults who told you that high school will be some of the best years in your life? Well, they left out that it can be pretty bizarre too. As a student, you often don’t question the things happening around you. Only when you graduate and compare memories with others do you begin to understand what an odd place it was.

“It’s Hashtags time! Tell us something weird or funny about your high school, and tag it with #MyHighSchoolWasWeird,” Jimmy Fallon tweeted and triggered a flow of tales from people’s wild teenage years.

From “bring your tractor to school” days to canoe lessons in the swimming pool, we have selected some of the best responses from this thread. So keep scrolling and share your own stories in the comment section below! Also, be sure to check out some of Fallon’s recent challenges on #WorstGiftEver, #MyFamilyIsWeird, #MyBadLuck.

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Jasper Cool
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7 months ago

Brilliant!

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Jasper Cool
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7 months ago

American "family values"

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7 months ago

Lol....cool principle

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This challenge on The Tonight Show was all about the things that made people’s high schools look straight-up weird. Jimmy Fallon kicked off the thread himself by tweeting: “One time a swim meet was canceled at my friend’s high school because the pool ‘caught on fire.’ Still have no idea how that’s possible.” 

Yet it seems that the people of Twitter have had it even weirder. Whether it’s mayonnaise bandits or “Dress Code Violator” T-Shirts, some of these stories make us scratch our heads from confusion. But imagine strolling through the halls of your school and finding a small room with a creepy dentist’s chair. 

That’s what happened to Riley Smith, a singer and songwriter from Australia. He responded to the challenge: “One time, my friends and I found a locked secret room down the stairs from the bathroom with a dentist chair sitting in the middle of it.” His tweet was picked out from the crowd and aired on the show, with Jimmy Fallon responding to it: “That can’t be real, right?” Well, it seems that it was.

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7 months ago

NO TIMMY you are NOT getting that Fortnite plushie because you had the wrong "your" in the letter

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Me Oh My
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7 months ago

Well, did anybody follow the advice?

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BasedWang
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7 months ago

Hell yea.. Id have me a whole new wardrobe of orange tees

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We managed to get in touch with Riley and he was kind enough to have a little chat with us. “It felt amazing to have my tweet read out by Jimmy because I really didn’t expect it,” he told Bored Panda. “When the original hashtag post was made, I put my tweet there thinking that it wouldn’t get picked but there’s always a chance.” 

Later on, he watched the show and saw his tweet right there on the screen. “To hear him read my tweet and let alone say my name was amazing. I absolutely freaked out and I now can officially say that I’ve been on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Incredible,” Riley added that he still cannot believe it to this day. 

The number of responses this thread received only shows that many have had odd high school experiences. Riley mentioned that one reason for it could be that every school is different and has its own history. “So the students wouldn’t expect something like a dentist chair to be in a room under their bathroom, for example.” 

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Scipio Africanus
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7 months ago

I wish I went to that school

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Virgil Blue
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7 months ago

Frogtune cookies...

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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7 months ago

If I were in your school, I'd sell my soul and buy a tractor only for this!

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“Personally, I think ‘weird experiences’ and high school go hand in hand with each other and that our high school years are really the glory days of our lives. You never know what’s going to happen in a day at high school,” he continued by saying that days at his school were always like that.

His tweet left people wondering why on earth would a dentist chair be sitting in a hidden and locked place at a high school. While some jokingly wondered whether teachers used it for torture, Riley revealed that he can only guess the real motive behind it. “I really can’t think of any reason why the dentist chair was in that room apart from maybe at some point my high school had some kind of free dentistry service? Unlikely but possible.” 

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Virgil Blue
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7 months ago

"This school can do the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs"

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7 months ago

Cue 'duelling banjo's"

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“If the door was unlocked, then my friends and I could’ve got a closer look at the rest of the room but we could only see the chair through the small window in the door.” Unfortunately, it seems that the mystery will remain unsolved. “It’s a shame that the school was renovated and the room is no longer there. Now it’s just a piece of a secret history that only myself, my friends, Jimmy Fallon, and his audience know about,” Riley said.

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Deutschland Mädchen
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7 months ago

Yeah, safe travelling is too easy. Gotta spice things up a bit

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Me Oh My
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7 months ago

he seems like fun!

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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7 months ago

Her: My husband taught me this yesterday. Other: Oh, didn't you learn this in school? Her: Yes there only!

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Marcellus II
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7 months ago

"It seems... a very weird place to have caught on fire", IT crowd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy_BKKnHgas&t=73s

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Eric Law
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7 months ago

Did anyone ever fail?

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mulk
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7 months ago

Creepy!

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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7 months ago

This made me clench my jaw and fist and grimace

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Leet_loves_space
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7 months ago

that mascot is melting zebra icecream

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Jasper Cool
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7 months ago

Much different than LDS flashbacks

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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7 months ago

He was taking extra classes in Parseltongue

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7 months ago

What the...??!!!! How messed up is that..?!!

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Me Oh My
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7 months ago

Makes sense.

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Scipio Africanus
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7 months ago

I feel like this has happened a lot of places

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Paul C.
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7 months ago

How about instead of flushing them down the toilets, you take them to a homeless shelter?

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Scipio Africanus
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7 months ago

If I had this opportunity I would make my friend Timmy so the stupidest s**t for me

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Gabby M
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7 months ago

That's just gross!

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(T)reacherou(S)
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7 months ago

Oh no!

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Me Oh My
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7 months ago

Well, did you?

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Virgil Blue
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7 months ago

Huh, he actually looked like a normal human once.

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