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

1 How to write in cursive

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

I love cursive that I write my signature my first name in cursive - Kevinsidis

I only use cursive for my signature

Screw cursive, screw school, screw that... AD. And most importantly,
Post. - mattstat716

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2 How to drop an egg without breaking it

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

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

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

Physics is fun!
-Said no-one ever - mattstat716

3 How to climb a rope

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... - KianaLexi

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

Climbing isn't my thing. - mattstat716

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4 How to play the recorder

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

I had to do is through grades 3-5. It was hard. The last 2 songs were easy though. - DumbWays2DieFan

Um? Hey, uh, what's a recorder? - mattstat716

The recorder? As in something that plays tapes? Ummm... okay... why do you learn that in school? Isn't that something you should learn at home? - Martin_Canine

5 How to make the most amazing erupting volcano

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

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

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

6 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

The thing with these things is that teachers don't know what direction their students want to go later on and need to somewhat prepare everyone. We had about 30 students in a class. 28 didn't need it, but 2 wanted to be physicists, and they will need it. - Martin_Canine

At least it's better than the big 7 method they made us learn for division way back when I was in 4th grade - SpectralOwl

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7 How to find a book using the card catalogue system

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

How does one find library book, again? - mattstat716

Didn't learn it, didn't need it. - Martin_Canine

8 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. - KianaLexi

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

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9 Memorizing the preamble to the US 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

10 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

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The Contenders

11 How to spell things on a calculator

We can teach ourselves. - DumbWays2DieFan

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

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

43110, 400m4n5 (there wasn't an M or an N) - mattstat716

12 How to do the limbo

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

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