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10 Things You Learned In High School That You Never Need In College

By Taylor Neuman

Remember when you were in high school and you’d moan and groan to your teachers about how you’d never use what they were teaching you?

Well you were right. Sort of, anyway.

As this list can attest to, a large chunk of things we learned in high school become pretty irrelevant after we graduate.

10) Learning How To Climb The Rope In Gym Class

Gym class was always fun, it was your time to get away from all those hard math and English classes. There is one thing I will never understand though, why was it so important for us to learn how to climb a rope? Did they think we’d have ropes just hanging from the balconies of our college classes? Or did they assume we’d be studying in the middle of a jungle? I never have once climbed a rope in my 3 years of college, and I do not plan on it.

9) Dissecting A Frog

Photo Credit: Stephen Michael Barnett/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Photo Credit: Stephen Michael Barnett/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

When was the last time you dissected a frog in college?  I can’t remember a time I’d even want to let alone be forced to. In high school it mas mandatory you learned how to dissect a frog, a worm, a pig and even a cat… BUT WHY!? (Zip it up biology majors.)

8) Locker Combinations 

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Lockers were a hassle, either they were too small and you’d have to learn how to fit everything in it or after a long break you’d forget your combination. Cleaning them out at the end of the year was a scary experience because you never remembered what was behind all those books. In college, lockers are non-existent and aren’t we happy about that?

7) Dress Code

This was always an issue, especially for girls. You couldn’t wear sleeveless shirts and your shorts and skirts had to be three finger lengths above your knee. I remember measuring my outfits every morning to make sure I wasn’t going to get detention for having my skirt too short. After college it’s a free for all, wear whatever you want with absolutely no consequences. (Except for the scorn of your classmates)

6) Memorizing Romeo and Juliet

Memorizing Romeo and Juliet and then reciting it in a British accent was a joke, I swear they just made us learn it to embarrass us and get some entertainment out of it. It’s so cruel and yet looking back it’s just too hilarious.

5) Learning How To Play The Recorder 

What was the teacher’s thought process when deciding that it was necessary we learned how to play a recorder? Why didn’t we learn the flute, trumpet or drums? The recorder is probably one of the most useless instruments there are and to be honest they don’t sound too pretty either. Actually, I don’t think it is possible to play the recorder well.

4) Memorizing The Periodic Table

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Have you ever just sat in your apartment one day and wondered what the atomic number for Argon is? NO, you never have because you are a normal human being. Memorizing the periodic table is as useless as using an umbrella when it’s sunny out.

3) Learning How To Spell Words Out On The Calculator

Remember when you’d sit math so confused and bored out of your minds you’d try anything to keep yourself entertained? We all have tried to spell things on our calculators; I probably learned how to come up with more words on my calculator than actual math problems. Thanks Algebra for teaching me how to spell Boobs with numbers.

2) Knowing All The Dinosaur Names 

It’s funny how we spend so much time in High School learning different dinosaur names when they’re extinct. I can’t remember the last time I was looking out my window and spotted a T-Rex… I barely know my friends dog breeds.

1) Selling Coupon Books

These were annoying too. Photo Credit: Howard Lake/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

These were annoying too. Photo Credit: Howard Lake/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

The thought of selling coupon books makes me cringe even now. I can say I’m honestly glad that it is completely out of the picture in college. The only coupon book you use in college is the kind the happy orientation people hand you at the start of the year. You know what I’m taking about- the one with about 75 free pizzas from Hungry Howies in it.

Did we miss anything good? Let us know in the comments below and we might add it to the list!

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So You Want To Send Some Amazon Packages To Croatia? That Will Be $1 Million

David Beslic just wanted to send a few items back to family in his native Croatia from his home in Toronto.

So he went to Amazon, purchased what he wanted (A blender, one laptop case and two keyboard covers) and listed an Croatian address as the place of delivery.

Sounds simple enough in this ever connected globalized economy. Nothing that Amazon can’t handle.

Yeah, not so much.

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Yep. The shipping and handling was 1,000,000 for the four items that only cost $59.96.

Beslic took his surprise and frustration to Facebook where a friend of his who works for Amazon became aware of the situation. The friend is apparently bringing it to the attention of higher ups at the company.

Beslic, a regular Amazon customer is taking it all in stride however.
“It would be more I guess if [I were] not a regular customer,” Beslic said. “A billion or so.”

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Photo Credit: David Beslic/ Facebook

This Vine Of DJ Khaled Saying “Another One” Over And Over Is Everything

The internet is awesome. But this is probably the height of human achievement. We can all go home now.

Vine from @JordanTugru:

#305

 

This was originally published on RiseMiamiNews.com on August 3, 2015.

This “Judgmental Map” Of Miami Is Hilarious And Sort Of Spot On

Here’s a little silly fun for you.

This map of Miami neighborhoods and stereotypes associated with them is making the rounds on social media today.

Take a look. Do you think it is an “accurate” portrayal of the Miami area? (Click on the photo to get a better look.)

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The humorous photo was posted on Facebook by Kristen Knight during the early morning hours of July 4th. Since then it has been shared nearly 200 times and has close to two thousand Facebook “likes”.

The map seems to have been inspired by the website JudgmentalMaps.com, which makes fun of cities by posting photoshopped area maps with stereotypical descriptions of neighborhoods.

Tell us in the comments below where you live according to this map and whether it is on to something.

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Miss Alabama Totally Flamed Donald Trump On National TV

I’m not going to pretend to have watched the Miss America pageant. But something somewhat interesting did take place late last night.

Miss Alabama Meg McGuffin- a 22-year-old Auburn University graduate had some choice words for the Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Take a watch for yourself courtesy of the War Eagle Reader:

That comb over is ablaze. Well, not really. But at least her answer was better constructed that this:

Photo Credit: Screenshot-War Eagle Reader/Youtube (ABC TV)

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Miami Can’t Spell Signs Too Good

Via Rise Miami News:

File this one in the “not that much of a shock” category.

An eagle-eyed South Florida resident happened upon this misspelled street sign in south Miami-Dade County and it is pretty funny.

Rose Reeder said that she has driven past the intersection and noticed the incorrectly spelled Eurkea Drive sign for the past few weeks. The name of the road is really Eureka Drive. (As in “we found it”).

The misspelling finally bugged Reeder enough yesterday for her to stop her car and snap a few pics of the sign. She then posted it on Facebook.

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“Someone did not check like they should have,” Reeder said of the oversight. 

Reeder also said that a county employee saw her Facebook post and forwarded it the Public Works department.

We’ll let you know when (if) the county does anything about it.

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Photo Credit: Rose Reeder
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