1- Having a pathological fear of school is known as Didaskaleinophobia, and approximately 2.4% of children around the world suffer from it each year.

2- There’s a reason why your school eraser is two different colors. The pink side is for erasing pencil marks on regular paper, and the blue side is for tougher grades of paper where a ‘deeper clean’ may be necessary.

3- In Japanese schools, students are encouraged to ‘Concho’ each other and their teachers. What is this? It’s the process of putting your hands together, with your index fingers extended, calling out ‘CONCHO’ while you poke them in the ass! Hehehe, I knew a whole LOT of boys in my school that I would have Concho’d the hell out of!

4- The combination of a question mark followed by an exclamation point is known as an ‘interro-bang’! Hehehe, sounds sexy!

5- Chances are that, at one time or another in your life, you’ve suffered from a painful condition known as Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia! Oh no! So what is that??? It’s the scientific term…for ‘brain freeze’.

6- City Montessori School in India is the largest school in the entire world. It is home to over 2,500 teachers and over 40,000 students during any given school year!

7- German chocolate cake…isn’t German. It’s American. It was called so because it was the last name of the baker who INVENTED it…Sam German.

8- Legendary author, Stephen King…started out writing erotic fiction to pay the bills. >:)

9- My mom still saves my Kindergarten and 1st Grade report cards! Hehehe, and on both, my teachers wrote, “He seems to really enjoy creative writing!” True story, no exaggeration. So…I was ‘Comicality’ before I even knew that I was ‘Comicality’. Weird.

10- Why do American students go to school for 12 years? This dates back to the Great Depression, where younger kids were competing with adults for jobs in the workforce. And since the adults had families to feed, the length of academic schooling was extended from eight years…to twelve. (Just think…you could have been a working adult at 14! Oh well…)

Published August 14, 2019