People Break Down The Most Ridiculous Things They Ever Had To Memorize For School
Photo by Ivan Aleksic on Unsplash

Looking back, it's astonishing how many ridiculous things I had to memorize in school. So much of history (a subject I love) is boring to so many people because of the way they were taught history in school. When all you need to do is memorize names and dates, it's easy to see why history can be seen as a slog.

People shared their thoughts after Redditor Korwas asked the online community,

"What is the most ridiculous thing you still have memorized because of school?"

​"My sixth-grade teacher..."

"My sixth-grade teacher taught us a trick to always remember the difference between desert and dessert. The extra 's' is because you always want more dessert.

It's just always stuck with me."

darksidebandit

I never heard of this, but that's actually brilliant. Don't think I need it, however. I'm a good speller!

"Kings..."

"Kings - Kingdom

Play - Phylum

Chess - Class

On - Order

Fine - Family

Gold - Genus

Stools - Species"

DarkAsDarkestNight

"Has anyone..."

"The Pledge of Allegiance. Has anyone recited it outside of school?"

musical_dragon_cat

No, thankfully.

And hopefully never again.

"I was given..."

"My alphabet backward. I was given a magnetic alphabet board and taught the letters but no one told me we read left to right. So I learned my alphabet backward first."

darrevan

"Also..."

"The "old Indian chief" SOH-CAH-TOA. Also, the South American countries and their capitals as presented on a CD in a rhythmic beat by a nasal Spanish speaker."

oldatheart515

I wish I understood why this was neccesary.

"I had..."

"I had a math teacher who made a lot of drug jokes. His acronym for SOH-CAH-TOA was "Some old hippie caught another hippie tripping on acid."

NewAlt_

"In Idaho..."

"In Idaho, all school kids learn the counties by song in 4th grade.

I still knew it when I was 15 and taking driver's Ed.

I know it now at 35.

Plus side? I know where everyone is from just due to their license plates."

AngeDeNeige

You must be fun at dinner parties.

"The song..."

"The song we sang in our first year of English class years ago. It went something like this:

Yellow and red makes orange

Yellow and blue makes green

Red and blue makes purple

Yellow and white make... .. Cream?"

TheWelshTiger

"We had to learn..."

"The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou. We had to learn all the capitals of every country around the globe and our teacher said that you will forget many of them but you will remember the capital of Burkina Faso and somehow that worked."

tadhgcarden

Somehow it did. And now I need to go to YouTube so I can learn how to pronounce it.

"I dreamed..."

"Caracas, Venezuela…. Bogota, Columbia…Quito, Ecuador…. I dreamed that damn song in High School."

Wookiebarto

After reading these, all I can think is... why? Just why?

Have some additions of your own? Feel free to tell us in the comments below!

Want to "know" more? Never miss another big, odd, funny, or heartbreaking moment again. Sign up for the Knowable newsletter here.

Non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs, are legally binding contracts that establish confidential relationships.

For most people, it’s not a big deal. NDAs are often signed at the start or end of an employment opportunity or during a sale of a product or technology you own. They mainly protect creative, business, or intellectual properties.

However, another function of NDAs is to guarantee silence on more high profile or nefarious events. For example, Stormy Daniels was asked to sign an NDA so that events that transpired between her and former president, Donald Trump, would be kept a secret. In most cases like these, the person who signs the NDA also gets a sum of money for their cooperation.

In these cases, the reason for the NDA is usually wild.

Keep reading...Show less
Children Of 'Let Me Talk To The Manager' Parents Share Their Embarrassing Experiences
Photo by Icons8 Team on Unsplash

Parents aren’t doing their job if they’re not embarrassing their kids. However, there are different levels of embarrassment.

It’s bad enough when your parents go around telling humiliating stories about your childhood or insist on hanging out with you and your friends. It’s also pretty bad when your parents are overprotective and either won’t let you do anything fun or force you to keep in constant contact.

However, one of the most embarrassing things your parents can do is ask to talk to a manager when they’re not satisfied with their service.

It’s one thing if the experience is actually a bad one, but when your parents or other relatives make a stink about a simple mistake, you tend to wish the ground would open up and swallow you.

I know I did every time my dad yelled at a manager so scarily that they couldn’t form coherent sentences anymore!

Keep reading...Show less

I once worked for a chain restaurant that prided themselves on quality.

Everything was fresh and nothing was microwaved.

You could taste the difference.

Then as the years went by, cut a corner here, microwave a manicotti there.

From what I hear now, the tomato sauce comes pre-packaged when it was made fresh with ripe tomatoes daily.

Everything in service eventually falters at the altar of saving a dollar.

Yet the prices never go down.

Quality degrade, money vanish.

Keep reading...Show less
People Break Down The Creepiest Thing That's Ever Happened To Them
Photo by Esteban Lopez on Unsplash

Kidnappers, neighborhood murders, robbers in the dark...

Yes, growing up in NYC was a load of fun.

But I'm not an anomaly.

All of these things are happening around us at any given moment.

It's why we turn back quickly when the wind picks up the leaves.

Is there something in the shadows?

Things are going to spook us and make a dark impact on our lives.

It's just a fact.

Keep reading...Show less