#1: A dead iguana
Scarred for life. I came home from school on my 10th birthday and mom said, "I have some good news and some bad news." Being a child, I asked for the good news first. She told me she got me an iguana and it was on the sun porch. I ran outside and saw the iguana stretched out on a branch in the aquarium. But it looked a little...droopy. "The bad news is it's dead," she said. It died on the way home and, not having money for another, she decided to display it so I knew she had bought me one.