Uncovering the Sick Truths and Dark Secrets Behind Your Favorite Outdoor Childhood Games

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Spring has sprung, which means all these floods and blizzards may soon end, but it’s only the beginning of warm weather childhood games ahead on the horizon. When it comes to our favorite outdoor kid games, we recall group fun as lovable as Hide and Seek, Tag and Kick the Can to questionable activities like Red Rover and Capture the Flag.

You’re probably wondering what could possibly be the harm in a silly kids game, but we assure that after dissecting each of your favorite childhood games, there is some sick truth to be uncovered. Little did you know, but your parents, in their half-toasted, 12-pack delirium, were slowing training you for the harsh, real world. Whether that means some light Darwinism and survival of the fittest to prepping you for the academy, we promise that each game has more than a shred of disturbing truth to it. It’s a friggin’ paper shredder overflowing with dark secrets.

Come along as we uncover some sick, unsettling truths about your favorite childhood nostalgia, the larger than life unsolved mysteries of your twisted, misspent youth. Did you really think catching lightning bugs was supposed to just be fun while your parents watched, smiling, in the distance?

Uncovering the Sick Truths and Dark Secrets Behind Your Favorite Outdoor Childhood Games

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