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18 Skills You Learnt In School That You've Never Used As An Adult

Spellcheck has changed everything.

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1. How to grow cress on a damp paper towel.

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It is in shops and you can buy it in those shops. Instead of using household cleaning products as a garden.

2. How to spell pretty much all the words you ever learnt.

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Now we have spellcheck. (Except when you misspell a word so badly even spellcheck can't figure it out, of course.)

3. How to use the Pythagorean theorem.

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Triangles are not a significant part of adult life.

4. How to do any sort of maths on paper.

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That is what phones, calculators, computers – literally all the things we use every day – are for.

5. How to actually write anything by hand.

Again, that is what we have computers for. Your last exam at school will be the last time you ever need to write by hand.
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Again, that is what we have computers for. Your last exam at school will be the last time you ever need to write by hand.

6. How to read a map.

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And that's what we have smartphones for.

7. How to use an encyclopedia.

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What he said.

8. How to draw and use a circuit diagram.

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Unless you really want to win a Nobel Prize, that is.

9. How to drop an egg off a five-storey building without it breaking.

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The stairs. You use the stairs. Not whatever cardboard and old newspaper construction you came up with.

10. How to identify an oxbow lake.

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No one has seen an oxbow lake in real life. It's an entirely theoretical construct.

11. How to make a battery out of a potato.

Will this charge an iPhone at 3am? No. No it will not.
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Will this charge an iPhone at 3am? No. No it will not.

12. My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets.

We won't forget you, Pluto.
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We won't forget you, Pluto.

13. How to make an acrostic.

Any adult who makes an acrostic should not be trusted with sharp objects. Or blunt ones, for that matter.
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Any adult who makes an acrostic should not be trusted with sharp objects. Or blunt ones, for that matter.

14. How to use WordArt.

You should not be using WordArt.
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You should not be using WordArt.

15. How to put a condom on a banana.

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Turns out it doesn't quite work like that IRL.

16. How to correctly structure and form an argument.

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That's what we have GIFs for now.

17. How to predict your future using one of these.

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Elements of this were inaccurate.

18. How to spell "boobies" on a calculator.

JK, this is very important.
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JK, this is very important.