ByMichelle Siouty, writer at

My brother was obsessed with Hot Wheels as a little boy.

I personally loved playing pretend, whether I was a survivor of the Titanic, a pioneer traveling through the Oregon Trail, or even a Native American living off the land.

My sister took her Polly Pockets anywhere and everywhere.

John C. Reilly made bombs and robbed a train as a kid. Yes, he's officially more badass than you can imagine any kid to be. Check out the following interviews in which he tells Conan O'Brien just how naughty of a boy he used to be.

He's The Bomb

Reilly was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, where he claims he had a rather "Davy Crockett" upbringing.

Constantly creating things out of nothing, and being a little too bored and naughty for his own good, Reilly and his friends thought it would be a good idea to fill a coffee cup with incredibly flammable substances. While sautering molten metal to get a cover over the coffee cup.

After fashioning a raft for the explosive, they sent the bomb out to the lagoon at the park and watched as the bomb finally goes off, and Reilly and his friends run in what felt like slow motion away from the bomb in the middle of the water.

Sugar High Robbery

In this video, John tells the story of how he and his friends stole 500 boxes of Sugar Corn Pops, which is every child's dream.

While exploring the train tracks as a 12-year-old, which his parents forbade him from doing, a group of friends and Reilly smashes the lock off of a parked train and discovers the holy grail: Boxes upon boxes of Sugar Corn Pops.

Creating a worker's assembly line, Reilly and his friends pass the cereal boxes down the line all the way to their friend Bobby's house, which was located right by the train tracks.

Then the cereal parties would commence. But, sadly, a carton of milk can only last so long.

John C. Reilly is a badass now, and he sure was as child, too. His silly antics haven't stopped, but this time he's getting paid for them and all the fire he's been around are probably controlled pyrotechnics that come with experts who really know what they're doing.

You go, John C. Reilly!


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