In 1931, Dr. Seuss Illustrated A Book Called "Boners"

In other news: Some of us never left 5th grade.

1. Before Dr. Seuss became famous, one of his first jobs was contributing illustrations for this 1931 book titled Boners.

Get your mind out of the gutter, child! “Boners” in long-time-ago-speak apparently meant something closer to “blooper.” The book is actually quite meme-y in concept — it’s a collection of answers provided by young students. You know — wrong test answers and poorly researched essay bits.

3. Warning: Some of it is quite racist.

Oh dear.

4. But others are quite funny. Polonius IS a mythical sausage. (At least now he is.)

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