Ready to blush? Just kidding—nobody enjoys making their cheeks burn out of involuntary embarrassment. But this time we are taking you on an emotional rollercoaster where it may be the only option.

It’s called blast from the past. Remember your 8-year-old self drinking coke in a wine glass thinking you were as tipsy as auntie Becky at a family reunion barbecue, ready to pass out on the floor and beg for salvation? What about the time you cried for 10 days straight after finding out that gum you swallowed would stay in your stomach forever? What if I told you that you're not the only one? In fact, that ginger kid from school, your cousin from Wyoming, and I were all secretly doing the same odd things. So, let’s go down this cringe-inducing memory lane where all our little secrets are laid out on the table.

Pandas, is anyone having a déjà vu moment? Then share your experiences in the comments. Also, scroll down below to see what Krystine Batcho, a professor of nostalgia at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, told Bored Panda about the influence that childhood experiences have on the course of our lives.

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Iván Galarraga
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7 months ago

Sure, and also running with the finger ready to press the living room lights

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Francis
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7 months ago

age 27: stil doing this :D

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European other
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7 months ago

Yep 😉

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Prof. Krystine Batcho, a licensed psychologist and scholar in nostalgia, has developed a universal tool to measure our emotions towards the past using The Nostalgia Inventory Test. It measures how deeply and often people feel nostalgic.

Bored Panda asked the professor about the role our childhood memories play in our lives. “Childhood memories can influence adult lives in a number of ways. They can contribute to our overall sense of happiness in life.” Social experiences we had when little turn out to be crucial. “Positive childhood social events, such as family get-togethers during the holidays or parties to celebrate birthdays or achievements, help establish good self-esteem and healthy social skills in adulthood.”

Prof. Batcho’s life-long research has suggested that “positive childhood memories are associated with more adaptive coping skills in adulthood.” For example, people with happier memories of childhood were less likely to turn to counterproductive ways of dealing with stressful situations, such as substance abuse or escapist behavior. Healthy coping is not something we’re born with, but rather “is learned during childhood by role modeling trusted adults, and memories of how respected adults coped with adversity,” said the professor.

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What does a Foxxy say?
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7 months ago

I used to draw on my erasers and then stamp them on my skin whilst the pen ink was still wet.

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Hans
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7 months ago

Try out anything. Never be stopped!

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Tee
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7 months ago

I still try till this day!

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Most of us deeply cherish powerful childhood memories and carry them throughout our lives. Batcho explained that this phenomenon is called a “'rosy retrospection,' that is, a tendency to remember the past as better than it really was.” But there might be an evolutionary reason for it, because “a favorable focus on the past helps most people remain healthy and happy despite the practical and emotional challenges of adult life.”

On the other hand, one's current mood has a tremendous influence on memory retrieval. “When we are sad or depressed, we are more likely to remember negative events in our past and remember past experiences less favorably.” That’s why if you’re in a bad mood, it’s better to leave those blasts from the past for another time in order not to distort them.

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Hans
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7 months ago

Imagination is a gift, loosing it is a tragedy.

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European other
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7 months ago

True how things have changed although I see a lot of kids on bikes

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Krazy Kanuck
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7 months ago

NOTHING hurts more than a plastic cut on the edge of your cheek

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Hans
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7 months ago

Unless you live in a country where Mac and Cheese aren't a thing.

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High Fox
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7 months ago

"you can hit me!"

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Lisa loves cats
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7 months ago

Still do this when my fan is on!

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Tee
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7 months ago

I still do this. Idk why but hey to each its own.

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Luna Lovegood
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7 months ago

and mom got freaked out and told you not to...

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Iván Galarraga
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7 months ago

I used to do that but on a lake full of piranhas, or sharks

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Hans
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7 months ago

This still works today!

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Iván Galarraga
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7 months ago

They are usefull to make blowguns too

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Jessica-May
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7 months ago

*34 year old

Water Bottle
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7 months ago

As of now you have 34 upvotes

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Starbelly Eleven
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7 months ago

I do this at my parents' house and I snarl and hiss because my dad's office is right at the top and I know he's sitting there witnessing it. I'm 46.

Night Owl
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7 months ago

Made me laugh. Sounds like a fun family

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Aski Markup
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7 months ago

38 and still occasionally do this, (when no one's watching ofcourse).

Hendra Lim
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7 months ago

i'm 24 but i don't think that it felt as good as when i'm still 6

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Jo Choto
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7 months ago

Uh.. I still go upstairs that way. It's ergonomic and gravitationally sensible.

Race Blakhart
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4 months ago

No. It's quite literally not.

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My O My
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7 months ago

Also everyone drunk

Freya Fluharty
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7 months ago

That was me after I came out of hospital. My muscles had atrophied so much my Achillies heels had shrunk by inches. Had to 're-learn' how to walk. Going upstairs to the bathroom was just so much easier on all 4s!

Steve Cruz
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7 months ago

Then coming down on my butt... BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP!

Lou Lopez
Community Member
7 months ago

Still do this. Stairs are hard on my bad knee!

LilicatUK
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7 months ago

and my sprained ankle!

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Madzdad the bard
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7 months ago

53 year old me!

Sterling Wible
Community Member
7 months ago

Thats still me down my hallway.

Cindy Crowell
Community Member
7 months ago

it just makes SENSE, amirite??

cheetah
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7 months ago

*14 years old and still doing this XD

Water Bottle
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7 months ago

Ditto

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Miguel Ángel
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7 months ago

That's me at 45 playing "hunting cat" with my 7yo... good times.

Artlover
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7 months ago

I’m ten. Done it since I was 3

AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
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7 months ago

me at the end of the stairs getting lazy

Mack-doodle
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7 months ago

*13 year old

Sera the Dragon
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7 months ago

*115 year old

Jennifer Hughes
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7 months ago

It makes you go faster, duh!

Cindy Franklin
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7 months ago

I'm 58 and still do this at home.

Joanne Wilkins
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7 months ago

I do this at home, and I'm 61 !

Cindy Franklin
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7 months ago

I'm 58 and still do this at home.

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm 57. It might be me in a few years, but slower.

Sherbaan Naab
Community Member
7 months ago

*drunk at 31

YupItsMe1234
Community Member
7 months ago

Shouldn't it be, "Absolutely everyone" ?

EA
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

26 and still guilty 😬

Kristina Shchetinina
Community Member
7 months ago

yep.... 27 and this is how I climb stairs in my office or sometimes running up, thumping like an elephant.

Jan Gianetti
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1 month ago

Did this as an adult

Autumn Galloway
Community Member
7 months ago

*16

Maggie
Community Member
7 months ago

I did this for a long time even after I was six

Amelia Tiernan
Community Member
7 months ago

My dad used to pretend to be a fox and we where rabbits....

Malia Gvision
Community Member
7 months ago

I still do this chasing my kids

Ann McNeil
Community Member
7 months ago

Me at 66 .....

Arlene Reber
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7 months ago

You get to do this again when you're old.

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
7 months ago

Sometimes it's the only way.

Sharon Kapon
Community Member
7 months ago

Definitely true

Ayasophya Alturas
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7 months ago

I always do this.

Bluebell Rizzi
Community Member
7 months ago

I did this until one day I still managed to trip and dent my right shin XD

Peter Bear
Community Member
7 months ago

I still do this. It's faster. But only on carpeted stairs.

Castrix
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7 months ago

*14 Yo

Water Bottle
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7 months ago

Ditto

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Susan Gardner
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7 months ago

still

Alex T
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7 months ago

I still occasionally do this, but I did a lot more a few years ago

Ashley Nell
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7 months ago

I still sometimes do this!!

Abigail
Community Member
7 months ago

i still do that

SilverFoX
Community Member
7 months ago

I so do and did this

Jessica
Community Member
7 months ago

Still do it it's the fastest way

European other
Community Member
7 months ago

Me now

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
7 months ago

Does anyone else hate these fake conversations, especially when it's nobody saying anything?

Catlady6000
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7 months ago

Nope. We all enjoy the nothingness of our lives. So glad yours is too full to participate

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MagicalUnicorn
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7 months ago

i always dreamed of having this one as kid, but mom said it was too expensive...

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Hendra Lim
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7 months ago

it happened once, and it's scary as f*ck

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Monday
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7 months ago

At 27 I still cringe when I have to make a phonecall....

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Bookey
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7 months ago

I hated this!! And they'd ask "do you remember me"? How the flipping heck would I remember you?

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Krazy Kanuck
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7 months ago

throw it again, and make helicopter sounds https://youtu.be/ARThwtLyqPY

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Danish Dynomummy
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7 months ago

Also as an adult watching your kid play on those!

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Hendra Lim
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7 months ago

i still feel so proud when i hide in the bathroom while the lights out, my cousins searching for me, even get in the bathroom but didn't find me at all because of the darkness and me silently dodging their hands movement, because i got adapted to the darkness)

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Danish Dynomummy
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7 months ago

Adult me too

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LOttawa
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7 months ago

I still do that when I go shopping with my teen. It's fun to innocently embarrass her.

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Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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7 months ago

The original bored Panda

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Tee
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7 months ago

😂😂😂

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Lucinda A. Tanji
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7 months ago

We were told not to do that because apparently the janitors clean the walls

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Danish Dynomummy
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7 months ago

So true. And the same snacks you had at home tasted 1000 times better at their place!

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Sterling Wible
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7 months ago

I do that with root beer in a beer bottle

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Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

" Hey, I'm watching that"- goes right back to sleep

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European other
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7 months ago

Do this as a grown up if I find an interesting pen !

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Sterling Wible
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7 months ago

I would do every flavor it took so long but it tasted bad.

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Krazy Kanuck
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7 months ago

You can always tell who is gonna be a fast runner, when they YELL SHOTGUN.. cause the rotten egg has to sit in the back seat, with sibling

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Unhuman_Weirdo
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7 months ago

god. i did this soooooo many times

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What does a Foxxy say?
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7 months ago

This is such an old wives tale, so many people still believe this as adults. For those of you that do, it isn’t true.

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Ilona
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7 months ago

I did that once.. they cared. I ended up being so embarrassed about pretending to have drowned that I actually pretended to have drowned

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What does a Foxxy say?
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7 months ago (edited)

I used to write BOOBLESS, BOOBIES and HELLO on my calculator lol.

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