10 Things We all Learned in School Instead of What Life Insurance Is

10 Things We all Learned in School Instead of What Life Insurance Is

Knowledge is power. And sometimes knowledge is puzzling. When you leave school behind and head out into the world, it’s good to have a head full of facts. It would also be nice to know how to file taxes, apply for life insurance, or read a residential lease.  

Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell 

You almost wish people would ask you more about this, so you could have a reason to cite this deep-cut biology fact. 

A² + B² = C²

Ah, the Pythagorean Theorem. The equation you use when you determining the lengths of the sides of a right triangle. Did they think we were all going to be carpenters? 

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. 

Some of us learned this sing-songy line while coloring the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. The opening line sunk in, but not much after that.  

Styrofoam solar system models

We’re all about getting your hands dirty, but does the trauma of accidentally breaking your own science project on the bus really make this specific project worth it? 

Roy G. Biv

Knowing the conventional colors that make up a rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) can be a good tidbit, and anagrams are cool, but not as relevant as say… rotating your tires. 

Card catalogs

The card catalog is a complicated accomplishment that took quite some time to get familiar with and use. Looking up your desired book online definitely puts a tick in the pro column for technology. 

Birdhouse carpentry 

How many birdhouses did you make after that first one? 

Long division 

Because we weren’t going to have a calculator in our pocket all the time. Hahahaha. It was a simpler time. 

Only the classics 

Reading the literary classics is important, sure. No one wants to pass on Shakespeare. However, no one ever seems that impressed when we recite a few lines from “Romeo & Juliet”. 

Frog anatomy 

We will never forget that smell. 

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