Tales of the Unexpected

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Re: Tales of the Unexpected

Postby khmerinade » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:32 am

In my university Biology class, we were studying pH and comparing different liquids with different pH's. The teacher went on to say that coffee has a pH around 4, urine has a pH around 5.5 and water has a pH of 7. One of the girls in my class raised her hand, and asked a serious question with a straight face..."Teacher, does that mean that it is better for you to drink urine than it is coffee?"
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Re: Tales of the Unexpected

Postby horace » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:29 am

Years back a guy i worked with told me the tale of an American teacher in Bangkok who asked his pupils if they knew who the King was and of course they all replied Bhumibol Adulyadej to which the American laughed and said no not that king this king and held up a picture of Elvis! The students all complained and he was promptly fired, unsurprisingly .
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Re: Tales of the Unexpected

Postby vladimir » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:43 am

I was teaching Cultural Studies at that bastion of uncompromising education near the centre of town.

One day, one of the managers calls me in and tells me he had a complaint from one of the students that I look down on Cambodia.

I had to confess that I had told my students that the Cambodian flag was unique in that it was the only flag in the world with a building on it.

Obviously, this was very arrogant. :facepalm:
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