More Dumb Things Heard In Class
"Do rats have spines?"
This happened to my friend Tony. He was taking an introduction to photography course (since then he's gone on to be a wonderful photographer) and the teacher was talking about how colors are used in photography and how different colors evoke different feelings...
Teacher: "So what sort of feelings do you have when you think of the color blue?"
Girl: (raises her hand) "The sky!"
Teacher: "Ok, yes, the sky is blue, but what kind of feel does the color blue have?"
Girl: "The ocean!"
Another kid from my year at school swears this was true, and I want to believe him so badly...
Something about Hiroshima:
"Who's Hiro Shima? Is he a boy?"
"Is he cute?"
Said with a totally straight face. She's not stupid but she's incredibly ditzy so I wouldn't put it past her.
In my 11th grade English class there was one particularly dumb girl who said
"How many eyes does a cyclops have?"
Those whole class including the teacher laughed at her for 5 minutes straight.
"There were gay people back then?!"
We were discussing World War II.