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stupid stuff they taught you

globetrotter

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Just reflecing on some of the stupid shit I was tought in school. One of my best teachers ever (seriously, he was good, just a hick) tought us that the nile was the only river in the world that runs north. I remember him every time I see a river that runs north.

What stupid shit did they teach you?
 

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Damn you Hans, beat me to it! I don't think much I have learned can really be seen as trivial, I don't spend my time being "tought" the values of certain items in WoW or the merits of knowing Klingon.
 

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I taught myself to appreciate when multi-lingual people can communicate well enough that I can understand what they are saying, without ripping them a new one for not getting idiosyncracies of the English spelling correct. Then again, I also defend typos, as I make them myself.

I can't begin to list the stupid stuff I was taught. I think we spend a goodly portion of our lives sorting out what was bullshit and what was not, after we get out of school and/or start to think for ourselves.
 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire
I taught myself to appreciate when multi-lingual people can communicate well enough that I can understand what they are saying, without ripping them a new one for not getting idiosyncracies of the English spelling correct. Then again, I also defend typos, as I make them myself.

+1.
 

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Aside from politically charged crap and anti-semitic BS, I cannot think of anything that was useless or wrong. Then of course in my time teachers had to stick with a text book and not run their own mouth.
 

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If you give your best and work very hard, you will have a good job and never go hungry.

Slow and steady wins the race.

Good things come to those who wait.

Blind faith is a virtue.
 

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I still remember clearly, 5th grade teacher said something to the effect of

"Human life on earth is a miraculous coincidence, and requires such a precise combination of life-giving factors (unable to be duplicated, in her eyes), that there can't possibly be other life in the universe."
 

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globetrotter;1472030 said:
One of my best teachers ever (seriously, he was good, just a hick) tought us that the nile was the only river in the world that runs north. I remember him every time I see a river that runs north.

YES! I still hear people saying that all the time. I can name like 10 other rivers that run north.

Others:

-moss always grows heaviest on the north side of a tree (not always)
-the entirety of western washington state is a megalopolis (ummm...no..)
-there are almost no more trees left in the world
-richard simmons is the best for physical education.
 

Gus

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Originally Posted by boo
I had a high-school physics teacher that would play to the class recordings of old train whistles.

I bet that has enhanced your earning capacity as an adult.
 

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How to make a spot of tea DURING CLASS using a bunsen burner (grade 9 science teacher).
 

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That God is pure and perfect love and that if you manage to get on his bad side he will burn you in the fiery pits of hell for eternity.
 

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"Good girls don't do that".

WRONG. Good girls do it all the time. Nice girls don't. There's a biiiig difference.
 

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