A kid asked “what’s the difference between remembering something and writing it down?” After being caught with answers twice in one test sitting
8th grade girl: “Wait! We breathe oxygen?” Classmate: “What did you think we breathe?” Girl: “Air?”
12th grade girl right before a female anatomy test: “Wait! Girls have THREE holes down there?” Not sure what functions she thought shared a hole…
In the US. In 2013, this one high school junior raised her hand in class and sincerely asked “you keep talking about this ’9/11′ thing; what is it?”
“Is a river alive?”
I instantly decided it wasn’t a dumb question. We had a good discussion – it moves, grows, etc. This was with a class of 6th graders.
Why do people bounce up and down when they have sex?
College administrator here.
When I worked in college housing, one of the Resident Assistants who worked for me was talking with another about NYC & the different islands that make up the city.
Then she asked, “I didn’t know NYC was basically all islands. But, then how do they not all float away?” Everyone stopped & I swear I heard a record scratch.
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One of my kids asked me, “What’s a Christian?”
Which wouldn’t be so bad, except:
1) She was 14
2) She was Catholic
3) She asked me this about every 2 weeks
“If China is hours ahead of America why didn’t they warn anyone about 9/11?” Legit question from a Year 7 student (13y.o.) She didn’t live that one down!
While I’m not a teacher, my friend asked my teacher at what age he lost his virginity. All the students cringed and the teacher wrote her up.
Hi, i am your teacher for the day.
20 minuter later a 14 year old girl asks me “What do you work with?” I was stunned.