I don't know why we did this, but we'd mix up some of my Mom's flour, water and food coloring into a nice paste and then dump it on the fire hydrant at the end of the driveway. :confused: Someone would eventually clean it off, then we'd do it again with maybe a different color.
I have to admit, it looked pretty cool.
Another thing my Brother and I would do is tie a matchbox car or Bic Pen or something to the back of my Dad's car for a torture test and to see if it would make it to his work and back. If it made it back, then it was a tremendous victory! :idea: and we would inspect the damage. Another thing would be to tape a Bic pen onto the fanblade of my Dad's car's motor. (this usually didn't work out too well) (remember the Bic Pen torture tests on TV back in the 60s)?
Sometimes when visiting my Grandma, we would rollup rolls of paper and color them red so they looked like sticks of dyamite and then tie them to the back of Dad's car.... that way we had something to watch on the long drive back home.