A while back, we took a look at a viral Twitter thread that asked people to share the "weirdest" story they had about one of their teachers and, whew buddy, they did not disappoint. This inspired even more wild stories from our very own BuzzFeed Community! Here are just a few of the most eccentric educators out there:
1."One time my AP US History teacher was in the middle of a lecture on Reconstruction after the Civil War, when she looked down at the scarf she was wearing, pulled out a single Cheeto and said, 'Oooh, a Cheeto!' as if she'd struck gold. She then just continued teaching."
2."One time, my English teacher told us that he would have a substitute the next day. We came to class and, five minutes after the bell, he showed up in a giant fur coat, a fake mustache, a fur hat, and was speaking in a thick Russian accent. He was pretending to be a dead Russian author and the skit went on for 30 minutes until his mustache started falling off."
6."One high school teacher I had would bellow 'Turn or buuuurn!' anytime he saw a student not facing the board. It was bizarre, but really entertaining. If you riled him up enough, sometimes he would forget to assign anything."
10."My French professor once stopped class and looked up everyone’s astrological signs (including all of the rising signs and whatnot) with an online calculator. C’est très important en France, apparently?"
14."One time, during silent reading in Art History, my teacher (who had a thick German accent) jumped up from his desk, yelled, 'Guys! My cats!' Then ran out the door with no further explanation and didn’t return for 45 minutes."
16."My psychology teacher freshman year of college spent 20 mins of class telling us the story of how he once tried to resuscitate his dying dog with CPR only to realize that the dog was perfectly fine and just heavily asleep."
17."My history teacher was quite dramatic and taught with props. One day, he tied a huge Soviet flag around his neck. He got mad at us for some reason and went to storm out of the class. He tried to take off the flag first, but he'd knotted it too tight. So he stormed out, slammed the door, and walked around the school hallways for 10 minutes sporting a Soviet flag as a cape before coming back. He was the best teacher I ever had."
18."I had a teacher who dressed up as Batman for Halloween and decided to surprise us by being perched up on the radiator before we got to class. He tried to get down when we all came in, but tripped over his cape and fell. I lost the video sadly, but I know some of my classmates posted it on social. It’s out there somewhere!"
22."During an A-level lesson my teacher was struggling to draw a bird's wing to illustrate mechanics. He suddenly cleaned the blackboard and left the classroom without saying a word. A couple of minutes later he returned holding a live chicken — no idea where he got it — and proceeded with the lesson as if nothing odd was happening."
23."I had a teacher in high school who was OBSESSED with Star Wars. I’m talking life-sized cut outs in the classroom, posters covering the wall, etc. On May 4th every year (Star Wars day), he would bring in seven different Star Wars shirts and change every class. He also ALWAYS had Star Wars music playing at the beginning of class."
24."I had an AP Human Geography teacher who would literally give you a zero on your assignment if you did it in pencil. Her classroom slogan was, 'The only kind of pen I don’t like is pencil.' She was such a great teacher, though."
26."I had a teacher in middle school who dressed up as 'Semicolon Man,' with a full cape and all, to help teach us punctuation. I’m still not 100% sure when to use a semicolon, but I do know I’ll never forget that."