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The fibs your teacher told you in school [golden thread]

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    When asked by this smart kid in my class who talks a lot if he should take Chemistry A level or Computer Science my Chemistry teacher said take Computer Science because he already knows everything (Smart kid was too shocked to speak as he'd planned to argue why Computer Science was better that Chemistry)
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    (Original post by Cate1541)
    In primary school we all believed that there were cameras all over the classroom (they were actually fire alarms/smoke detectors :/) so obviously we owned up to everything we did before the teacher "collected" the evidence
    That is so sneaky!! :rofl:

    (Original post by Becca.b)
    PE teacher told us never to mess around near rounders bases because one time "a boy tried to jump over one and it punctured his bowel and his poo exploded everywhere in front of the whole class."
    wow. That's one way to scare people out of messing around.

    (Original post by Mi$$Aries)
    There really is alot but what stands out to me is that in year 6 we had a science day and we were told that Neil Armstrong was coming into school! Since we did rocket launches and stuff people actually believed it for the majority of the day. You know meeting a celeb and all is exciting only to find out the next day that it was a fake, it was the husband of one of the teachers!!
    but the teachers never admitted it
    Hahahaha! It's always about space as well.

    (Original post by Labrador99)
    "If you eat the crusts on your toast, you will have curly hair" ?!?
    I love these really random ones!
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    Everyone has the story where a kid rocked back on their chair, ended up falling and getting impaled by a large pole of some sort, to deter us from rocking out chairs.
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    That I was actually going to pass my exams. Biggest lie yet.
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    I always got the well known 'Stop rocking on your chair, I once had a student who fell off doing that and cracked their skull open' - this came from about 5 different teachers in my high school!
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    Our English teacher made a mistake equal to the infamous blunder of Michael Fish in 1987 when he said there wasn't going to be a hurricane, and then that night there was 122mph winds. She said Slim wouldn't be the character option for of mice and men on the aqa English lit paper, and Slim was the character option and I'm pretty sure 28 people failed that exam
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    "Don't worry about your GCSE exams yet, they're in two years time."
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    Record high exam results year upon year probably.
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    (Original post by zazzykazzy)
    I always got the well known 'Stop rocking on your chair, I once had a student who fell off doing that and cracked their skull open' - this came from about 5 different teachers in my high school!
    We always got that (especially me) and never believed it but then it actually happened to a boy in my sisters class who had to be rushed to hospital... Don't think anyone swings on chairs in her class anymore 😁
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    Being told by my teacher that he would take our whole class to either burger king or mcdonalds at the end of the year, he never did.
    My teacher said that she would mark any past papers I did so i handed one in at the start of term and have never had feedback on it.
    I was told that revision sessions would be put on for AS resits and they never happened.
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    In primary school, we got told that we could taste different things with different areas of my tongue. When I got home and was given food I didn't like, I would try avoid putting it on the area I would taste...
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    "homework is the key to getting an A*"...
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    (Original post by abbyrpq)
    Our English teacher made a mistake equal to the infamous blunder of Michael Fish in 1987 when he said there wasn't going to be a hurricane, and then that night there was 122mph winds. She said Slim wouldn't be the character option for of mice and men on the aqa English lit paper, and Slim was the character option and I'm pretty sure 28 people failed that exam
    I love this analogy, it really made me laugh :rofl:

    (Original post by Cate1541)
    We always got that (especially me) and never believed it but then it actually happened to a boy in my sisters class who had to be rushed to hospital... Don't think anyone swings on chairs in her class anymore 😁
    :shock::shock: I might have to quote in everyone who said this was a lie - I can't believe you know the boy who fell back off his chair!

    (Original post by therevsd2)
    In primary school, we got told that we could taste different things with different areas of my tongue. When I got home and was given food I didn't like, I would try avoid putting it on the area I would taste...
    :rofl: :rofl:
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    (Original post by Fox Corner)
    This is a golden thread. Join in with the discussion before 26 August 2016 to be in with the chance of winning an iPad air 2!

    I remember being in reception, so only about 4 or 5, and our teacher told us that a rocket was going to the moon that day and if we worked really really quietly we'd be able to hear it take-off..

    It totally worked. We were silent for the whole day, but never did hear that rocket go off.



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    "Albert Einstein failed Maths" - IT'S NOT TRUE
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    (Original post by blessingmariee)
    "Albert Einstein failed Maths" - IT'S NOT TRUE
    I've heard that too! Is it not true?
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    (Original post by Fox Corner)
    I've heard that too! Is it not true?
    How can the person who developed general relativity not be good at maths. Makes no sense.
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    (Original post by B_9710)
    How can the person who developed general relativity not be good at maths. Makes no sense.
    Yeah but there are plenty of clever people who've failed exams/not gotten to a high level of education for one reason or another, like Steve Jobs didn't have a degree or anything!
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    (Original post by Fox Corner)
    Yeah but there are plenty of clever people who've failed exams/not gotten to a high level of education for one reason or another, like Steve Jobs didn't have a degree or anything!
    That's true. But these people didn't fail exams directly linked to their career. How can you fail maths and be good at physics? I don't know who made this up or why?
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    (Original post by B_9710)
    That's true. But these people didn't fail exams directly linked to their career. How can you fail maths and be good at physics? I don't know who made this up or why?
    :lol: I don't know either - apparently it's been going around for ages. I found this article about it in Time Magazine though:

    Einstein laughed. "I never failed in mathematics," he replied, correctly. "Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential and integral calculus." In primary school, he was at the top of his class and "far above the school requirements" in math. By age 12, his sister recalled, "he already had a predilection for solving complicated problems in applied arithmetic," and he decided to see if he could jump ahead by learning geometry and algebra on his own. His parents bought him the textbooks in advance so that he could master them over summer vacation. Not only did he learn the proofs in the books, he also tackled the new theories by trying to prove them on his own. He even came up on his own with a way to prove the Pythagorean theory.
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    this won't come up in your exam
 
 
 
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