Barry loved chemistry from an early age, and that helped his skills as a farmer.
While a senior, Barry helped the authorities apprehend a bank robber, and he was offered a job as a police scientist for the Central City Police Department Scientific Detection Bureau.
Wally's original costume was later transformed into a new yellow and red design with which the Flash had been toying, following an accident with a matter-transforming machine.
As Kid Flash, Wally wore this costume for many years until he outgrew his teenage appellation and became the new Flash, exchanging it for the outfit originally worn by Barry.
In high school, Barry had a reputation for being slow and easy-going. His date had wanted to put a little motion in his life, and they went on the roller-coaster first thing.
Because of this, he developed a fear of roller-coasters, a fear that he didn't get rid of until much later in his life.