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12 Genius Mnemonics We Still Remember To This Day

Life. Savers. It's important for kids to have the right tools to succeed, which is why Target is on track to give $1 billion to education by the end of 2015.

1. Let's start with that famous mama who made OUR PIZZA DREAMS COME TRUE!

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Except kids today are finding out she's changed her signature dish to "nachos." Thanks a lot, Pluto.

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

2. And who could forget the golden rule of breakfast food, "Never Eat Soggy Waffles"!


Of course, there's only one sequence of directions to stay clear of this not-so-appetizing dish:

North, East, South, then West.

3. Need to remember how many days are in June? Whip out those knuckles!


Knuckles represent months with 31 days, and dips represent months with less than 31 days. Brilliant.

4. When was the last time you paid a visit to your "colorful" friend Roy G. Biv?

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He knows every color and exactly the right order they should go in! What a good guy.

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.

5. You still make sure to have some FOIL handy whenever a multiplication problem has you stumped.


Keeps those binomials multiplication "fresh" on the mind (nailed it).

First, Outside, Inside, Last.

6. Remember that time when music class also meant talking about the only food that matters in life?


Once you FINALLY got past the fudge talk, it was easy to remember the notes on the lines of the treble clef!

E, G, B, D, and F.

7. Are you sick and tired of telling which way's left and which way's right? Let's bring back this good old trick:

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Left hand… creates an L… which is what Left starts with… (You get the idea.)

8. Whenever "King Phillip Comes Over For Good Soup," you know a good science lecture is coming.


Or spaghetti... or grape soda... The point is that he's hungry and wants to enjoy a lovely meal discussing the order of taxonomy.

Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.

9. Need a little refresher in math? Good ol' Aunt Sally's here to keep you focused.


You may also remember her by her nickname PEMDAS. Either way, girl knows what's up with the order of operations.

Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction.

10. Or the only trick that saved your LIFE during your "Multiples of Nine" pop quiz?

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Whatever you're multiplying nine by, count that many fingers from the left and put it down. The amount of fingers on your left is the first digit, the amount on your right is the second digit. You're welcome.

11. The only hand gesture you really care to remember is the one Fleming showed you back in the day.

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Not only did it make you the coolest kid ever to walk in a physics class, but you also remembered the rules of electromagnetics perfectly.

12. But most importantly, there's no place like HOMES.

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AKA the beautiful Great Lakes. Even if they aren't technically your HOMES, they have a special place in your intelligent heart.

Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior.