Kid Safety Manual Will Make You Never Want to Go Outside Again

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The 1950s were apparently a terrifying time to be a child. If a train wasn't coming out of nowhere to decapitate you, a seemingly harmless and endlessly fun game of "hide in a pile of leaves!"* ended when you were run over by city workers.

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Buzzfeed's Copyranter got a hold of this amazing manual, and you have to see the whole thing. Titled "It's Great to Be Alive!", it was written by someone who knew how truly careless children can be. I'd encourage you to print it out and pass it around at your local elementary school but STRANGER DANGER. (Actually, that one is just good advice.)

[Buzzfeed]

DISCUSSION

sportzzzgirl
sportzzzgirl

*Scratches head* Exactly which child, even with an IQ in the minor digits, would hide in a pile of leaves in the middle of a road? With traffic on it? And if they did seek out piles of leaves in the more familiar environs of a local park/garden ... what truck is venturing off the grid to seek out said hidden children? Maybe it was a 'thing' back then. Shudder.

This has Duck ... and Cover ... written all over it.