It’s never the big, important things that stick in your memory. It’s always the weirdest details or most bizarre bits of information. I, for example, will always remember that the state bird of Utah is the California gull. Because that is ridiculous.

Now’s also a good time to find out if that fact that you’ve remembered is true. I also have a very distinct memory of a professor telling me that Otto von Bismarck once ate an entire boar, but I cannot seem to find any proof.

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So, what is the strangest thing a teacher told you that you still remember years later?

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