Things We Learned in School that are Now Useless

Remember in school when we had to write in cursive, make something out of a shoebox, or even how to climb a rope?

The Top Ten Things We Learned in School that are Now Useless

1 How to play the recorder

I have sensitive ears and my ears would get super sore and sometimes bleed, when I told my mm she was able to pull me out of the class

This must have just been busy work and for the school to make a little extra money making the parents buy recorders.

I used to get holes on my fingers. My ears used to hurt, but lucky me...I ONLY HAD TO DO IT IN YEAR 2!. They told me to keep the recorder but I chucked it. - BloodFang

I still have traumas for this...It was so painful to play it in front of 20+ students, and what was worse, I sucked. - Disturbedpotato

My ears bleed and my hands still cringe to touch one. My eyes hurt to look at one - abbythecheerleader

2 How to write in cursive

Ya know all school is just all teachers just yelling your dreams away and bullies who beat the crap out of you and the teachers get made for no reason. Nun of what school teaches you is useful only like 2%

Oh god, please don't get me started! I hated doing this, we had those handwriting notebooks with the lines in them and instructions on how to write in cursive. Total hell. - galaxyfox

I still write most of my handwritings in cursive, it's easier and faster for me because you don't have to lift your pen every letter and don't have to write as strictly. The problem is mostly that only I can read it. - Martin_Canine

Only important for your first and last name. Other than that, it’s pointless.

3 How to use long division and long multiplication

Trust me, when you get into college or at the very least, a college-level class in high school or a community college program, you're GOING to want to memorize this for tests even if you've long forgotten it prior to taking the classes. I know this because I took a math class for my Career and College Promise Program and we had to do an entire lesson on it and practice at home online to memorize the formulas. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

We have calculators. Teachers say you don't always have one. Then I will carry around multiple or use my phone. It's worse for my youngest bro because he has to do it the partial way. Poor him. - DumbWays2DieFan

We have calculators!

Wrong, this is actually necessary. - DarkBoi-X

4 How to drop an egg without breaking it

Waste of an egg. Waste of time. At least it's better than tests. - DumbWays2DieFan

What the... in what class did you learn that, for what reason and how did it fit into the context of the subject? - Martin_Canine

Egg drops are fun though. - PhoenixAura81

So gross when the egg hits the pavement, somebody's gotta clean it up.

5 Memorizing The Periodic Table

Gladly we hadn't had to memorize and could just use the printed table for tests. Chemists can use one too, but they have to somewhat know it by heart, because they need the elements a lot and it takes some time to look everything up every few seconds. - Martin_Canine

Most of the world doesn't use it. Real chemists put a periodic table on the wall to refer to. They don't memorize it. - DumbWays2DieFan

I only know Lithium because of evanescence lol.

Jeez, why would anyone need to know this? - mattstat716

6 How to climb a rope

I think learning how to climb a rope is wonderful! It builds endurance, strength, agility and EGO.

Gym is literally the useless class for me and others too. All I do in gym is try not to be killed with flying basketballs by stupid boys. I got hit in the leg and my arm this school year, nobody gave a crap neither...

Sports class... I hated it and always failed. But it actually is useful to know how to climb in case you are in danger and have to flee from somewhere quickly. - Martin_Canine

This is a useful skill if you are trying to survive for your life - JordanFireStar

7 How to make the most amazing erupting volcano

The Mirage volcano in Vegas is the most amazing erupting volcano EVER!

I have seen that in so many American high school movies and series. Can somebody explain this to me? Why this is taught in American schools, what subjects it belongs in and how it became a thing? - Martin_Canine

Teach us how to dodge a volcano instead. Don't give us a worksheet though. - DumbWays2DieFan

I'll go to a volcano and erupt it by throwing baking soda in. Maybe that'll work. - mattstat716

8 The first 25 digits of pi

Impractical, but an alright way to impress people. Although I don't know if people have to memorize more than a few digits. - Kwaysar

9 How to find a book using the card catalogue system

Does anyone even read books anymore? - Randomator

Who needs this when everything's ONLINE?

I never had to do this but my cousin did. - DumbWays2DieFan

How does one find library book, again? - mattstat716

10 Roman Numerals

I will never go to Rome, probably so I want need it

No use

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11 How to find the area of a shape or object

Just no use in the real world unless you are the one who creates the plan for building construction

12 Reciting the states and capitals

This should be common knowledge in times of wide global communications (I mean, we have at least 3 nationalities alone commentating on this list) and although I am horrible in Geography, this is by far the most useful item on this list. - Martin_Canine

I literally know all 50 states of the US and their capitals off the top of my head. Don't know what to use it for though... - Phillip873

We don't care what the capital is for other places. If you go on travel, you can use a map. - DumbWays2DieFan

Google Maps has this taken care of. - mattstat716

13 Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell

The neclous tells the cell what to do and where to go .The Cell Wall keeps the bad guys out of the cell

14 Memorizing the preamble to the U.S. Constitution

Worse for you if you hate presenting. - DumbWays2DieFan

We didn't learn anything about our constitution. But it would have been a great thing to base political debates on. Especially because such papers constantly need to be reworked to fit our modern society.
Points for US school system. - Martin_Canine

15 How to spell things on a calculator

I did this on a calculator on my own before. I like spelling Dat Boi in it. LOL - PhoenixAura81

Umm... that's something students figure out themselves and joke about it... you (hopefully) don't actually learn that in class. - Martin_Canine

We can teach ourselves. - DumbWays2DieFan

Easy. I like to spell boobies on the calc, lmao.

16 Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492
17 Writing geometric proofs

Currently taking Geometry, and I also ABSOLUTELY hate it.

Huh? - PhoenixAura81

Ugh don't even remind me - Randomator

18 How to do the limbo

We can learn it ourselves. School is for preparing you to get a good job - DumbWays2DieFan

19 How to make objects out of boxes

When I was in first for valentines day we would have to make boxes for people to put the cards in ( who cares they make them in 5 seconds and you never get any good stuff)

20 Pluto isn't a planet

This Pluto-planet or no planet thing is useful! this changes like every week!

21 Mental Maths

There are Calculators on Phones!

22 Sewing
23 Algebra
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