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Things we did in H.S. that would be a no-no today?

We dissected frogs dripping in formaldehyde. We were required to prick our fingers for science class (and passed the needle around) to see what our blood types were. We actually took typing classes on type writers! How about you?


Asked by ILovemyPaulie at 1:43 PM on Dec. 8, 2012 in Just for Fun

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  • Home Ec. Apparently it is no longer considered advantageous for girls to know how to cook their own food, sew their own clothes, or manage their own budgets. Why else would we have the Kardashians and Honey Boo-boo?

    Answer by witchqueen at 8:12 PM on Dec. 9, 2012

  • we had drivers ed

    It was a graduation requirement where I went to school. Even the kids who were disabled and would never be able to drive still had to pass the written half of the class or no diploma.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:37 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • we were able to smoke at school- ON the property even
    they used paddles when I was in elementary school
    we used lockers...some schools now don't even let them use lockers
    we had drivers ed
    used real typewriters


    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 3:47 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • Hung out in the student smoking lounge.

    Answer by SWasson at 3:45 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • Your frogs were dead!? Ours were alive. In fact, one of my friends freed hers by putting it out the window.

    Answer by Shell89 at 3:40 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • The only thing I can think of is candy machines, and soda machines. They still sell that stuff at a store at the High School but the machines are against the law now.

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 3:15 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • smoking area.

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:11 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • Carry purses or backpacks between classes. (one school back home compromised and let girls carry purses if they were made of clear plastic, which defeats the entire purpose of having something discreet to carry the tampons in)

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:58 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • Typewriters- Yes
    Smoking Pit provided outside in the parking lot for kids to smoke during recess in H.S.

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 1:54 PM on Dec. 8, 2012

  • Yeah, we dissected pigs in 7th grade. There was actually a class about different religions in HS.

    Answer by kmath at 1:53 PM on Dec. 8, 2012