If you’ve ever watched an episode of “Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader,” you’ve probably come to realize the massive amount of pointless knowledge that are drilled into a kids education. Stuff like coniferous vs. deciduous trees. I must ask, is learning that kind of trivial information really beneficial to the kid later in life? Could this be why America sucks at producing children capable of real math and science (compared to other countries)?
Case in point: cursive handwriting. We practiced that crap day-in, day-out for a looooong time. And have I ever used cursive as an adult? No. I’m sure I could think of other examples but I, like everyone else, have long forgotten all the pointless knowledge taught to me since I never ended up using it (and likely won’t unless I appear on a gameshow).
What are some other pointless things you were taught in school?