Thread: remembering stuff they banned back in school

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    Quote by nippythefish
    Quote by brown_eyed1
    Whoa-ho-ho-man, I remember the following being banned: Pokemon stuff, of any kind; DBZ stuff, magazines, these things called 'Poppers' that the stupid kids in my class invented--they were these pieces of notebook paper folded a certain way so that when you flicked your wrist, they would make this explosive 'popping' noise, and it drove the teachers SO crazy, the banned it. How lame is that?


    I guarantee the kids in your class didn't invent them....I remember having a kid's physics book where it showed how to make those, demonstrating breaking the sound barrier (which is what makes that noise).



    If anyone remembers how to make them please tell us how.
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    I remember they banned beepers. And those plastic "sporks"(spoon fork combination) couldnt leave the lunchroom, because we used to play this game where we bend the tips of the handle we took turns to break the head of the other person's spork. It was a craze and then they were confiscated if seen outside the lunchroom. Many of us used to take handfuls of these things to play. It was soooo much fun.
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    Quote by nippythefish
    Quote by brown_eyed1
    Whoa-ho-ho-man, I remember the following being banned: Pokemon stuff, of any kind; DBZ stuff, magazines, these things called 'Poppers' that the stupid kids in my class invented--they were these pieces of notebook paper folded a certain way so that when you flicked your wrist, they would make this explosive 'popping' noise, and it drove the teachers SO crazy, the banned it. How lame is that?


    I guarantee the kids in your class didn't invent them....I remember having a kid's physics book where it showed how to make those, demonstrating breaking the sound barrier (which is what makes that noise).


    Um..are you insane?

    Breaking the Sound Barrier? Me Thinketh...Not

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    Quote by HeadRusch
    Quote by nippythefish
    Quote by brown_eyed1
    Whoa-ho-ho-man, I remember the following being banned: Pokemon stuff, of any kind; DBZ stuff, magazines, these things called 'Poppers' that the stupid kids in my class invented--they were these pieces of notebook paper folded a certain way so that when you flicked your wrist, they would make this explosive 'popping' noise, and it drove the teachers SO crazy, the banned it. How lame is that?


    I guarantee the kids in your class didn't invent them....I remember having a kid's physics book where it showed how to make those, demonstrating breaking the sound barrier (which is what makes that noise).


    Um..are you insane?

    Breaking the Sound Barrier? Me Thinketh...Not

    Yes, I'm insane. I'm not sure if I'm correct or not on the paper popper actually breaking the sound barrier, but I *know* the kids at your school didn't invent paper poppers/bangers.

    A banger is an origami model that makes a loud crack when snapped properly. The biggest banger ever made came from Paul Jackson, a college student doing a Performance Art project at the University of London in 1980.


    [url]http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=origami[/url]

    The difference in electrical charge between the bottom of a thundercloud and the ground may be more than 305 volts per foot (1,000 V/m), so a lightning spark releasing that potential has a huge amount of energy. Some of this heats the air through which the lightning flashes and makes the air explode. The sudden expansion of air, followed by its rush back into the partial vacuum it has created, sends shock waves in all directions. It is those shock waves the sound of the explosion that we hear as THUNDER


    [url]http://www.mmem.spschools.org/grade3science/3.sound/banger.html[/url]

    Sonic boom is an impulsive noise similar to thunder. It is caused by an object moving faster than sound, about 750 miles per hour at sea level.


    [url]http://www.sky-flash.com/boom.htm[/url]

    And, being as I can't find whether or not the sound barrier needs to be broken to cause the air to smack into itself, this last link goes against the whole idea of a sound barrier and the person makes a rather interesting point:

    [url]http://www.zetatalk.com/science/s94.htm[/url]

    Physics research is fun!

    Oh, and this is for you, 80sfan
    [url]http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/banger.htm[/url]
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    Quote by nippythefish
    Quote by HeadRusch
    Quote by nippythefish


    I guarantee the kids in your class didn't invent them....I remember having a kid's physics book where it showed how to make those, demonstrating breaking the sound barrier (which is what makes that noise).


    Um..are you insane?

    Breaking the Sound Barrier? Me Thinketh...Not

    Yes, I'm insane. I'm not sure if I'm correct or not on the paper popper actually breaking the sound barrier, but I *know* the kids at your school didn't invent paper poppers/bangers.

    A banger is an origami model that makes a loud crack when snapped properly. The biggest banger ever made came from Paul Jackson, a college student doing a Performance Art project at the University of London in 1980.


    [url]http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=origami[/url]

    The difference in electrical charge between the bottom of a thundercloud and the ground may be more than 305 volts per foot (1,000 V/m), so a lightning spark releasing that potential has a huge amount of energy. Some of this heats the air through which the lightning flashes and makes the air explode. The sudden expansion of air, followed by its rush back into the partial vacuum it has created, sends shock waves in all directions. It is those shock waves the sound of the explosion that we hear as THUNDER


    [url]http://www.mmem.spschools.org/grade3science/3.sound/banger.html[/url]

    Sonic boom is an impulsive noise similar to thunder. It is caused by an object moving faster than sound, about 750 miles per hour at sea level.


    [url]http://www.sky-flash.com/boom.htm[/url]

    And, being as I can't find whether or not the sound barrier needs to be broken to cause the air to smack into itself, this last link goes against the whole idea of a sound barrier and the person makes a rather interesting point:

    [url]http://www.zetatalk.com/science/s94.htm[/url]

    Physics research is fun!

    Oh, and this is for you, 80sfan
    [url]http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/banger.htm[/url]



    Thank you!
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    Quote by nachtjager
    Nippy, you could be the next Mr. Wizard! Doing experiments with random children at your house........ uh, well you know what I mean


    Nah, the only 'loud bang' in my house will be with my wife.
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    In my schools K-12 the admistation baned useless crap.
    1. Slap Bracelts
    2. Unatural Died Hair
    3. Trench Coats
    4. Overalls
    5. PDA and Swearing (I broke those many a time)
    6. Pogs
    7. Tomagochi (those electronic pets)
    8. cell phones
    9. excessivley baggy pants
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    Quote by brown_eyed1
    Whoa-ho-ho-man, I remember the following being banned: Pokemon stuff, of any kind; DBZ stuff, magazines, these things called 'Poppers' that the stupid kids in my class invented--they were these pieces of notebook paper folded a certain way so that when you flicked your wrist, they would make this explosive 'popping' noise, and it drove the teachers SO crazy, the banned it. How lame is that?
    Dude I was making "Poppers" back when I was in elementry school haha. Your classmates didn't invent that. I don't think that was was ever banned in my school, atleast I can't remember it being.

    Hmmm, we're both in IL.
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    I Hated It When They Banned Virtually EveryThing That Was Non School Related In My School.

    Pagers, Cell Phones, Video Games, Trading Cards, CD's, Radios, The List Goes On And On.
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    pogs,
    callcards(purely irish phenomonon)
    opel fruit and skittles yo-yos
    tamagotchis

    all were banned from my primary school because they somehow threatened the teachers authority during the hours of 9 and 3 from monday to friday

    oooh and speaking english was banned- that was a toughie
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    I couldn't use these 2 inch tall Power Ranger erasers in Kindergarden because they were all wielding weapons. >_<
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    I went to Catholic school, but even on dress down days where you can come in with normal clothes, there wasn't too much that were banned. Just as long as it couldn't frighten or raise questions among the impressionable preschoolers who went to class in the same building.

    Yo Yo's and Skip it were banned, since my classmates were so stupid they were able to turn so many things into weapons. There was a rash of yo-yo related head injuries, I remember. Other toys were fine so long as they were used properly.

    Electronic pets got banned since they kept going off in class and kids were stopping to check on them. Laser pens, because (once again) kids didn't know when not to use them.

    Pokemon cards got banned after a story in the news came out that a kid got stabbed by another kid who wanted his cards

    No problems with Halloween though. The kindergarteners even went marching to church in their get ups. Some were pretty mature costumes. Imagine a line of little 3 ft Scream murderers heading off to church
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    Quote by Rye
    Pogs were popular back in my school days and eventually got banned since they uh... promoted gambling. I'm almost sure Pogs (and the 'pogman') was a UK thing... anybody remember these?




    i remember posgs so well...i think i might still have some somewhere. me and my dad and my little sister would play them everyday after school. i had all kinds. i had the coolest slammers ever. they banned those from school eventually also. just like they did slam books...remeber those?
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    Quote by Martiangirl

    No problems with Halloween though. The kindergarteners even went marching to church in their get ups. Some were pretty mature costumes. Imagine a line of little 3 ft Scream murderers heading off to church


    oh man i remeber the year scream came out.
    and all the little kids in there scream outfits.

    okay my banned list's

    first Elm and Middle school (groton CT) From the 85-94

    Sex and Drug Based Tshirts.
    Playingcards
    Gameboys
    Sportscards
    Pagers(yes in Middle school)
    Little Gold Crown Pendents worn on chains(Had a ton of Latin Kings and Queens consdered Gang Ware)
    u know the normol stuff

    Highschool(California)94-98
    All listed abouth plus.
    Celphones
    Same Colored clothes
    Sports Logo's
    Big Louge Chew.
    Hemp Clothing
    Backpacks(we had to put them in are lockers)
    Hats
    man thats about all i can remeber i kinda was a stoner back then
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    Quote by groton
    Highschool(California)94-98
    All listed abouth plus.
    Celphones
    Same Colored clothes
    Sports Logo's
    Big Louge Chew.
    Hemp Clothing
    Backpacks(we had to put them in are lockers)
    Hats
    man thats about all i can remeber i kinda was a stoner back then


    Holy crap, man! SAME COLORED CLOTHES? What the hell does that mean? Hemp clothing???? SPORTS LOGOS??? BIG LEAGUE CHEW???????? What the heck kind of backwards ass school did you go to???
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    Well I can understand the hemp clothing, amd MAYBE the BLC, but sports logos ? What the heck was WRONG with your school ?
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    Quote by adventure_of_link
    Well I can understand the hemp clothing, amd MAYBE the BLC, but sports logos ? What the heck was WRONG with your school ?


    Actually, our entire town banned L.A. Raiders and L.A. Kings paraphernalia, since there was some wannabe gang thing going on with the kids at the time....lame.
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    That's about as lame as releasing a "flawed" CD or fucking your winders beyond repair (and make it holier that what it is) to stop piracy
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    We had to stop bringing our gi joes in the 80's. We didnt bring to many--- I mean gi joe in the 80's was oneof the greatest things for kids.---crazy.
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    in elementary school they banned gameboys and walkmans

    my first 3 years in high school, they banned tamagotchi's, offensive tshirts, gameboys, discmans, ...
    then I changed schools and went through some fases, I got dreadlocks, they forbid that shortly after and I had to get rid of them, baggy clothing which was popular those days was banned, so were washed off jeans and sleeveless tshirts, then I got a tattoo on my leg and then they 'banned' tattoos, I had to keep it covered at all time, didn't stop me to get another one though which coveres my entire left shoulder, they never saw that but last day of high school I wore a sleeveless tshirt so it was almost completly visible, for all the times the headmaster bitched at me
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