Top 20 unsafe things that entertain children in the USSR
"I was not some notorious hooligan, street or punks. But when I remember what we were doing in the yard, I sometimes become a little uncomfortable. Our skills could envy zapravsky extremist "- because of his interesting childhood, told in a personal blog, a Russian photographer Alexey Marahovets.
Do you think that such a "sikalka"? Something from the word "pee". And there is. It is a popular weapon yard near the water "battle" before the era of the emergence of disposable syringes in pharmacies.
Master "sikalka" from an empty bottle of shampoo or a liter plastic bottle "white." The hot tube on the plate was done nail hole and inserted to half of a ballpoint pen without rod. All this is encapsulated with putty or plasticine. In a bottle poured water (for the first time at home, after - from the pipe under the balcony) and splashed into the opponent. It was an alternative to expensive and scarce water gun. By the way, "sikalki" was very cool to quench their thirst.
The game of darts played just lazy. We, too, as a child loved to throw darts. But that's just they are not sold or they cost a lot of money. Therefore, almost every boy in our backyard could make it himself. Dart on your flight and vtykatelnym quality get better than the factory. See how we did:
A piece of paper, 4 matches, needle, stationery glue and thread. Hung on a wall carpet homemade target of tetrad sheet and played. Once we played with a friend in darts at my house and quarreled. He threw a dart from a rage in me and stuck his right hand, and I in retaliation hit him in the stomach.
On the street makes it even darts of welding electrodes. Sharpened at one end of the curb, and another primatyvali pigeon feathers. Thrown into the wooden door and trees.
Who remembers homemade slingshot? They were of two types: classic and drills. Classic cut from a thick branch with a forked hazel, bought a gray plait the pharmacy, got a piece of skin (can be cut secret home of the travel bag and put the blame on his sister), and all are held together by copper wire or the blue tape.
Charge the slingshot smooth pebbles, which are often brought into the yards of the sand, or immature berries such as rowan, plums or cherries, which grow plenty of the house. Sometimes power rock shot was enough to shatter a bottle of champagne from three meters. This slingshot appreciated due to the fact that not everyone has enough skills and resources to create it. It can be exchanged for other valuables such as inserts from Turbo, CinCin and Final90.
I think every boy in his childhood was here such a folding knife. It was always a matter of pride. His treasured away from his mother's eye and not often carried out. The knife was constantly in the sand, remember? And all because that he was merely a tool for the game in the "knives".
version of the game was a lot, but it most often played "zemelku", "Tank Battle". Each game had plenty of varieties. For example, "zemelku" Damn circle divided it equally among the number of participants. Each stood on his land. Then standing stuck the knife into the enemy land and cut off from their land piece by piece. "Advance" (not stuck) - the turn passes to another. And by the same rules we had all the time to stand on their own land as long as you can. On the other - could be outside, but in the event of a catastrophic decrease your site opponent offered you three seconds to stand on it. If you could not resist - is eliminated. It could even be on his toes of one foot - most importantly, hold for three seconds.
Yes, so now you can easily buy any boomerang shape in the store. And in the late 80's nothing like selling. We came out of the situation in the following way: bought stationery in two 30-cm wooden ruler, twisted their cross tape and then at home on the ferry twisted blades. Obtained excellent boomerang, which is even able to return! They, again, frightened crows and pigeons. And I ran to the ninth floor, where I had spent all my childhood.
Only our generation knows what is the connection between children's dolls and a tennis ball, and here are these:
But we know what would happen if the pieces of this special, magical plastic wrap in foil or paper, and set fire to extinguish. How many nerves uncles spent in the garage when the roof of them arrive here is a miracle.
Another essential attribute of the boys was a metal tube for spitting plasticine or mastic beads. Get this handset was very difficult, and it is highly valued in the yard. Directly on the handset lepilsya large supply of mastic or clay, which pinch off a piece and charge the phone. In addition to non-pecuniary damage, such spitting nothing gets in his victim. tube later replaced on the rod blank from gel pens and plasticine - millet or buckwheat.
Mining we gunpowder near Zavolzhskaya dump that, near the treatment area Krasny Yar. Valiant military arsenal with the overthrown under the open sky, these little yellow things, that we harvested. And once we brought sand into the yard. Not just the sand and with a tubular powder. Of course, its concentration was low, but you could gain 15 minutes a handful of gunpowder. Apparently, kamazist decided not to bother with the sand and cherpanul it near the landfill. Therefore, to go to a landfill for a dozen kilometers away, we no longer had - Arsenal came directly under the windows.
What did we do with it? Yes, a lot of things: wrapped in foil and set on fire and gunpowder in foil turned into a missile. Just burned, making wicks for explosive bags and so on.
Who remembers the magic stones with a specific odor, which bubbles in the water? Carbide - a joy for those who found him for the whole day! Caring welders shook out his right where the work of its cylinders. Often in the yard. And a bunch of useless white rot definitely was sought several strong calcium carbide stones! When combined with water, it was reacted and singled remarkable gas - acetylene. It is remarkable that the well-off. In what only a carbide is not used! And just throwing in a puddle, burning her. And warmed his hands, gripping carbide into a palm, submerged in a puddle. And puts it in a bottle with water, plugging the plug ... But the most effective use of carbide was hand-gun.
They took the empty bottle from under a deodorant or dichlorvos, cut his neck, were doing at the bottom of the hole, put into carbide abundantly spat on him, and stopped all the holes, shaking moment, opened and the tray of a burning match to a small hole - a volley!
I have an older brother told me that in his childhood, they whistled a carbide cylinder and poured it into the drain well of water. Closed the heavy lid with a hole and waited for half an hour. Then one boy held the match to the hole. There was an explosion that knocked out several windows in the house next door, the lid flew up, hit the guy on the chin first, then covering it up a bit in the fall. But the worst thing - he received severe burns face, the scars of which remain forever - I saw a photo of him in adulthood.
How much of this word for the children's hearts ... merged and blended in the truest sense of the word. Remember how prowled along the garage, scoured Car junk yards in search of old batteries? Splits them extracted and pure lead, threshed and dried-electrolyte crumbled soft metal tin or bowl, diluted fire and waiting when the bank shine liquid metal.
And then fill it in the form of clay, and did everything that your heart desires. From the fist to the toys and trinkets. It is dangerous, and can be poisoned after inhaling vapors of lead, especially if melting it at home.
The crushed into a powder with a file magnesium we mixed in a certain proportion with potassium permanganate, which cost a penny at the pharmacy, and wrapped in a tight paper bag, wrapping more duct tape. We have done the hole and fasten it to the match so that the sulfuric head was right in the hole. It turned out something like this. Strike sharply on the match boxes and sharply cast aside. Package with a deafening noise and a bright flash exploded.
I also loved to arrange with magnesium different experiences at home. For example, I put it in acetic acid and collected in a jar catching bubbles of hydrogen. Then match the hydrogen ignited. He burned with a ringing sound. Or set fire to the powder magnesium pinch and quickly threw it into the water. magnesium hydroxide as a result of violent reaction with combustion sublimated to the ceiling and from there white flakes falling like snow. By the way, never try to extinguish burning magnesium or titanium with water - is a hydrogen explosion and oxygen.
From the usual sticks or pegs simply going to match crossbow or pop gun. They shot a burning match.
Slate in the fire
I think you can easily remember what happens to the slate in the fire. That's right, no good - he strongly shoots. Pieces. Yes sometimes, so that the original fire little that remained. Shooting slate just throwing it to the side. To the delight of us.
As a child, we are already in full use condoms. Just not on purpose. Those who lived higher up periodically, "bathe" passers-by dropping them on the huge balloons with water, a liter of three or four. Especially freezed added to potassium permanganate.
Lamps and kinescopes
PEX was no break in the trash discarded fluorescent tube. They broke with a loud bang, if you throw the lamp on the asphalt ends. On the ecology had not thought. But this find in the garbage was extremely rare and always a great joy to boys.
cast lots who will throw the first brick to the top of the lamp (beam gun kinescope). She was the most vulnerable point of the kinescope. When the lamp was broken - picture tube due to internal vacuum collapse into a very dull cotton, echoed in the yard. Neighbor boy immediately came running to look at this action. But often we found kinescopes already with a broken lamp.
A simpler way to make a "bang" was a twist of the two bolts and nuts attached to all of this package as a stabilizer. I also did such a thing, but without the package. Just throw on the asphalt. And finally received a shrapnel wound in the finger ... The BTF did a mini-operation without the knowledge of her mother. It is much later found hidden extract from the trauma center of shrapnel wounds. It was a shock.
Cartridges for siphon
The used cartridges for gazirovalnyh devices (siphons) are also sometimes go to the cause. They are stuffed with sulfur from the matches and closed the bolt hole. Then infernal apparatus caught the fire. I must say that this piece was the most dangerous invention yard boys. Once all the students of our school took off from school and sent to the sixth-grader's funeral, which is a fragment of the balloon damaged carotid artery. First I did not have time to come. And another friend was left without two fingers when the balloon is filled with grinds on electric emery wheel. Personally, I've never done such a balloon and other strongly advise you not to.
I think that our generation can easily explain the relationship between these objects. Dowel peg brick in the pavement, removed, crumbled into the hole matches, inserted anchor and thrown on top of the brick. Wham! And a piece of asphalt is gone. Match cost 1 penny for boxes and freely buy in the store.
The empty shells of ammunition also were in business. They are stuffed with sulfur from the matches are bent neck - and into the fire. Personally, I did efficiency suggestion and ran the liner gasoline lighter. Bach is not so much, but effectively. Instead of gasoline could fill diesel fuel, which can be easily drained from tar colliders.
Occasionally someone appeared such construction cartridges, which are charged to building the gun for driving anchors. Also went to the fire. But more interesting were winding their thick wire and holding the long end of it, knocking capsule on the corner of the transformer station. Cartridge Babakhan and deploy "a rose."
The boys, who were involved in biathlon at home sometimes were carried out here are patrons of the "melkashki". Of these just removed the gunpowder, the benefit of the bullet can be easily removed with pliers (idiots were).
Those who had a gun, who shot such pistons? But it was interesting to strike sharply on the brown spots with something sharp and watch as they ignite. Or even more interesting: roll a roll of strip and recoil with a hammer. Tinnitus has been provided for 10 minutes.
Everything was the same legal weapon factory production. Remember, he shot?
In the fifth grade school craze swept over radio parts. Capacitive capacitors from the TV (2000 uF, 100-300 C) were charged from the outlet 220 and applied as an electroshock at comrades.
Circuits smaller type of resistors and diodes, hammered textbook into the outlet, which led to such a normal burst of sparks.
From peaceful hobbies I remember braids out and colored wire. They found a piece of telephone cable and derbanit it.
Cherkashov on boot
Coster was the constant companion of the boy. You can easily find a match, but with boxes Cherkashov - not always. Out of the situation this way: take a filter cigarette, put it on the sole end, burned and waited for it to melt a little. Then, abruptly applied boxes brown side. Rough foundation was glued to the shoe. Thus, the "box" has always been with him. However, it had to be updated periodically, as the mother scraped off his shoe.
Lupa was considered one of our great treasures - with the help of it you can see and beetle and fire in sunny weather to ignite. The latter function is used much more often. The larger the loop, so it is more productive in this regard.
Search beetles we started in April. We went into the woods and dig them out of the ground with a shovel. May beetles were very valuable in the yard while they were alive. We stuffed them full of cans. Even distinguished by the color of their heads: red - firefighters, black - workers. There were a greenish hue - the border guards. Long whiskers - male short - female. Once in the courtyard there was a rumor that the pharmacy take money nadkrylki beetles. Then I will not continue - it could be called genocide. Wings ultimately not accepted.