Whether you remember it or not, back in the 70s, the Lancia Stratos was a destructive force in the world rallying scene. A couple of years ago, Lancia decided that it’s time for a tribute vehicle, and here we are today. With MAT (Manifattura Automobili Torino) behind it and a design by Pininfarina, the car is actually based on the Ferrari 430 Scuderia. The chassis is shortened, and the 4.3l V8 bumped up to 540hp, connected through a 6-speed gated manual gearbox. This is the old but new car that will win many racers’ hearts.
There are only 25 New Stratos planned, and the first one is already looking for a new home.
MAT, the company that builds the new car, asks you to provide a donor F430 (Ferrari Scuderia) and pay over $560,000 more for the conversion. The Italian company even promised to add a high-riding Safari version and a GT track-focused variant to the lineup.
What troubles many Lancia lovers is that Lancia is not on board. The modern reinterpretation built by Manifattura Automobili Torino is a slightly updated version of the 2010 New Stratos concept founded by Michael Stoschek. This could have definitely made Lancia great again as the New Stratos prototype is one of the best-looking retro-modern-cars of the decade.
So what’s new is that the power is up. Like a lot. The New Stratos is set to deliver 550bhp. What’s not so new but is awesome is that they decided to keep the iconic giant door bins for holding crash helmets. Also, the original F430 was never available as a manual, but oddly enough, in a world with declining numbers of manual gears, the New Stratos makes an exception. This new car is truly built for pure driving enjoyment.
When you’re a kid, sometimes you do some pretty wacky stuff. Most of the time, you hope that your parents don’t catch you, but occasionally they happen to stumble upon some weird things that you would rather them not have witnessed. Check out these hysterically weird things people’s parents caught them doing as kids that’ll make you do a double-take. Some are a little odd, while some are gross, but all of them are just a little funny!
When you’re a kid, you can make a toy out of pretty much anything. So finding a piece of clothing that maybe you are unfamiliar with might seem like an invitation to see what type of entertainment you can get from it.
Although, we are a little uncertain if we would be willing to touch underwear that came from our aunt’s house before giving them a good wash. Also, in general, using thongs as playtoys just seems unhygienic and odd to us.
Like a pregnant woman, kids sometimes have some of the strangest cravings you would ever think of. Their taste buds haven’t properly formed yet, and so you may find that your kid has some pretty unique ideas of what tastes good.
Of course, drinking mustard with a straw straight from the bottle is maybe one of the most unique ones we’ve heard of. This definitely was a pretty funny moment for the parent, maybe not so much for the kid.
When you’re a kid, you tend to have some pretty wacky ideas in your head. But how this kid came up with this one is just beyond us. After all, who wants to preserve their number two? And why would they think it would transform into peanut butter? Gross!
We feel bad for the parent who had to discover this. If it were us, we don’t know if we’d laugh, cry or take this kid to a therapist. Perhaps all three!
We all, as a kid, had that one friend who we were super competitive against. Everything you did would become a contest whether it was parent-approved or not. Such was clearly the case here! However, the contest itself was super questionable…
So it’s not that surprising that the next-door neighbor caught them in the act but it must have been very awkward once the parents found out what these youngsters were up to. This is the time when hiding under the table sounds like a good idea.
Being an older sibling means that you get a chance to torment your younger brother or sister. Especially when you’re young and this can be executed in many ways, ranging from dangerous to harmless. Luckily, this particular story falls under the harmless category.
So, when the parents caught this artistic creation occurring in the bath, they might have been irritated for the clean-up but at least no one was in danger!
Sometimes there are things that parents have a hard time explaining what they are for because they are of a very sensitive nature. That is when they get creative and tell you things like this mother told her little one.
Unfortunately, when parents do this, sometimes kids want to test the theory to see how it works, and that is how you wind up with a kid in a situation like this one.
As an early teen, it seems that every day something new is happening to your body. This can be an overwhelming time and it often comes with some pretty interesting stories.
How uncomfortable would it be to have your mom walk in on you doing this? We are sure that this story made its way into a few therapy sessions much later in their life. Then again, on the other hand, it’s probably better a parent discovers this than anyone else.
I’ll Fix It
Some older siblings like to help their younger ones, especially when there’s a problem that needs fixing. Not knowing what they’re doing won’t stop them, though, as you can tell by this story about this brother-sister duo.
It’s a good thing that mom walked in, in the nick of time, otherwise, this incident could have gone a whole different way and ended with an emergency room encounter. Note to all ― don’t use a screwdriver unless you absolutely have to!
Sometimes when you have to go, you have to go, and as a child, you haven’t yet realized what is and isn’t allowed. So, hearing that this young child used his sister’s Barbie Corvette as a toilet actually isn’t the craziest story we’ve heard.
With that being said, it must have been a pretty embarrassing situation when he actually got caught. We are sure that his parents still tell this story to this very day.
Leaving your credit card information lying around can be dangerous. There are people out there that would steal it and use it to buy all sorts of crazy things, but typically these people are of the adult persuasion.
This kid, however, is getting an early start on his fraud capabilities, and that must have been a tough pill to swallow for his parents. Also, maybe they should be a little worried that the first thing he chose to buy was a coffin!
It Wasn’t Me!
When left to their own devices, sometimes kids want to express their inner thoughts in the form of art on the walls. This is a typical occurrence, but most kids know that when they do it, mom and dad are not going to be happy.
This is when having a sibling comes in handy because you can always push the blame off on them. But if you’re going to do it, you’re going to need an alibi and to live with that guilt.
As kids grow up and enter their teen years, they begin to have new experiences, especially when it comes to intimate relations. It is not unusual for kids to steal their parent’s adult magazines to experiment with and see what is going on.
Typically though, they try not to get caught, and when they do, it is a very uncomfortable but funny situation, especially for the parents who walked in on them.
Just Beat It
There are just some things that parents like to keep private, especially when the child is not old enough to understand what is what. A common example of this is adult entertainment toys, which are usually kept hidden in a drawer somewhere.
Of course, every parent’s biggest nightmare is that their kid will find this hiding spot, and such was clearly the case here. Except it gets way worse as the little one thought to use the toy to make scrambled eggs.
Potty training can be one of the most challenging times when it comes to raising a child. This forces parents to get inventive and try new things to ensure that they are getting their child prepared to be able to use the toilet properly.
Unfortunately for these parents, their little trick backfired. The kid then tried to hide the evidence but let’s just say the cover-up was flawed. Plus, very gross and unhygienic.
It Never Hurts to Try
The preteen and teen years are known as years of exploration. At this point in time, kids are starting to develop their personalities and take new steps into the world of intimacy.
This is the time that many parents actually wind up with hilarious stories that they will tell for years to come. This kid got caught in a very compromising position and probably had a hard time trying to talk his way out of it.
Video games are now a way of life, and most kids enjoy playing them from a very early age. Because of this, these games do come with ratings, and it is up to the parents to decide what is appropriate for their children.
These parents clearly didn’t pay attention to the ratings. So when they walked in and found their son playing GTA San Andreas, they might have been beside themselves to discover that their son was picking up ladies of the night.
Kids are very inquisitive, which is a great thing for the most part. This curiosity often helps them flourish in school and mature faster because their minds are constantly asking burning questions and absorbing new information.
Clearly, this kid is well on his way to becoming some sort of scientist or doctor as he is willing to dissect his poop to see what was inside. Though, we can fully understand why his mom gave him a hard time for his ‘biology experiment’.
Testing it Out
When you are a kid, you have a wild imagination and so often you spend your time inventing new worlds and playing make-believe with yourself. Sure this may make you look a little crazy, but it can also make for some pretty funny stories for your parents to tell.
Like this poor boy who was caught kissing his basketball hoop pole. He’s lucky that his mom didn’t take pictures when she caught him.
It’s a Balloon
Little kids love to get their hands on everything, and that includes their parents’ belongings. There is nothing quite like emptying out your mom’s bag and playing with all the little things that are inside of it, especially when you are a small child.
Unfortunately for this mom, her child thought she was playing with one of her balloons but in actuality, it was something that just closely resembled it… What an embarrassing yet funny story!
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Little children can be quite the rascals when try to play little practical jokes that they deem funny. Sometimes they actually are, while other times, they create a huge mess that the parents have to clean up.
For instance, when this mom found her daughter’s tubes with a twist, we are sure that she felt many emotions from laughter to anger and shock. Does a kid deserve to be punished for such a thing? Probably not but they should be responsible for the cleaning!
Hatching a Plan
Kids like to imitate things that they see, and because they don’t quite understand how everything works, sometimes this leads to awkward situations — something like finding your child trying to hatch eggs in their room, for example.
This stealthy kid was able to find a few eggs lying around and take them to her room without anyone seeing them. But we could only imagine the look on her mom’s face when she walked in to find her daughter imitating a chicken.
Gone Too Far
Kids are very inventive and creative. So, in order to make their lives easier, you’ll often see them coming up with all sorts of inventions. For this particular young boy, he needed something to help with his potty training time.
So he created the ‘pee hat’ which means exactly what it sounds like. But unfortunately, there were a few holes in his plan (literally) and the whole thing leaked which led to him getting caught.
Occasionally as young children, you may walk in and see something on television that your mom and dad are not quite ready to explain to you. Most parents will try to shrug this off by covering it up with open-ended and half-true explanations.
But this often just makes the child even more curious which leads to experimental trials and re-enactment. So, what this mother discovered is a prime example of that.
Legos are great toys to give to your child because it stimulates hand-eye coordination as well as imagination. But all parents know that these little plastic bricks are quite dangerous and can end up in the strangest of places.
This parent wasn’t aware of how strange those places could be until she walked in and found her daughter trying to deposit one at the wrong end of the puppy. Poor Fluffles!
Right This Way
When you’re a kid, birthday parties are a big deal, and you are always super excited to have all your friends over. That means that you want to make sure that everyone is aware of the details of the event, from what to wear to how to get there.
This child was so intent on ensuring that his friends knew the directions that he chose to write them in big letters on the walls of the apartment building. We’re sure that the parents and residents of the place were not happy with the new design.
Every person has their quirks and this is especially seen when we are young because we are less influenced and educated on societal norms. So, seeing a kid sticky plain butter in their mouth as a snack, probably wouldn’t even surprise us.
But the parent of this little weirdo might feel otherwise. Also, from a cholesterol perspective, this type of snack food is not suggested. Perhaps they can trade in the butter for peanut butter? Way more nutritious!
When you have a creative child, sometimes they like to make up stories and spend a lot of time in places like the bathroom or even the backyard. For them, there’s nothing like filling up a sink with water and having your ships float across the waves.
While that sounds totally safe and innocent, sometimes they like to change things up like this little rebel who attempted to place a plugged-in desk fan into the water. Thank goodness dad came to the rescue in time!
Nothing to See Here
Playing in make-believe worlds is one of the funniest parts of being young. Also, you don’t need many props or friends to get into character, so it can be played whenever and wherever. So, this duo decided to get inventive and take it back to medieval times.
But since her mother wasn’t in on the game, she just happened to walk in at a very awkward time. Though, instead of overreacting, she kept her cool and acted as if nothing was going on.
Sometimes as a child, you just try to do things because people tell you can’t. This girl clearly had been told that girls only go potty sitting down, and she wanted to prove everybody wrong.
But it’s all fun and games until your parent catches you in a compromised position. We’re still not sure how this dad felt about what he saw, but we can assume he was shocked and a little confused.
You only have to get gum in your hair one time before you try to figure out how to keep that from ever happening again. But there’s also no way that a little kid will give up chewing bubble gum, so this incentivizes them to get creative.
However, creativity and common sense don’t always go hand in hand and as you can clearly tell from here, this can result in problematic scenarios. It hurts us just trying to imagine this kid getting the gum out of their underarms!
There are some kids that, when they’re growing up, are pretty adventurous when it comes to trying new things. From weird tasting candies to other snacks that aren’t actually for humans, you’d be surprised to know what these little ones enjoy.
Imagine the look on this parent’s face when they saw their son giving himself the dog treat, as opposed to the dog. Also, the four-legged family member wouldn’t have been pleased either.
Making New Friends
Having imaginary friends is totally normal for kids while befriending rocks, stones and sticks are flightless less common, this stuff happens as well. Then, it’s up to the parents to explain to kids that friends should come in the human form only.
Though when this mom tried to do exactly that, she was met with a year-long fight that even involved the waterworks. It’s pretty clear to see that this kid’s sticks meant a lot to him.
Animals and young children are known to have special relationships. Sometimes though, due to the language barrier, miscommunications can arise and such was the case here as this little girl that her toilet business was a good snack for the dog.
She must have been pretty sad to find out that her feeding technique was not exactly what she thought it was. Also, the parents were probably shocked to find such an odd routine.
Kids like to make up their own games. Some of these games have rules that make sense, and others don’t make any sense at all. Then again, when we let our wild imaginations run free, logic shouldn’t hold us back.
However, these two seem to have created a game that maybe would lead to injuries in the future, so it’s probably good that their parents caught them and made them stop.
When a kid finds their favorite meal, sometimes that’s all they ever want to eat. Oftentimes they eat so much of it that they experience burnout. Though for this youngling, that was not the case because instead of eating the sandwiches, he would simply collect them.
Perhaps this kid was stocking up his ham and cheeses for a rainy day? We can’t think of why else he wouldn’t eat them but what we do know is that his mother must have been grossed out by what she found.