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Title: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: mberan42 on 20 Feb 2009, 15:37
So I was watching Cash Cab this afternoon and a dude got the video bonus challenge wrong and lost his $900. The question was basically "in what [U.S.] state is [the amusement park] Cedar Point located?" He guessed Washington, when it is actually in Ohio. I sat back and thought "huh, that guy will remember that for the rest of his life."

Then I thought about the one question I got wrong and will remember forever: I was in the district spelling bee in 6th grade and got through a few rounds. I got up to the microphone for the 4th or 5th time and was told to spell "design". Except the guy pronounced it "DIE-sign" rather than "DEE-sign" (or "DUH-sign"). So I clearly spoke into the mic: "D-I-S-I-G-N" and was told to STFU & GTFO.

Because of that, I will forever remember how to spell design. What are some of the things you'll remember forever because of similar situations?
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Cartilage Head on 20 Feb 2009, 15:40
 I'll always remember to brush my teeth and floss every day, since one of my teeth broke a few years ago.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Rolling20s on 20 Feb 2009, 15:43
Mine is also a spelling-bee memory.

First word: eject.

My spelling: E-J-A-C-T

The rest of 8th grade was not fun.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Jace on 20 Feb 2009, 15:45
I will always remember what my first girlfriend looked like. I lost my virginity to that girl, also, she had a mohawk. And that is why I will never forget her.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 20 Feb 2009, 15:46
awww


i will always remember that the speed of light is 186,282 miles per second, and that Musashi Miyamoto's full name (he had several different names througout his life) was Shinmen Musashi no Kami Fujiwara no Genshin.



i have no real reason for remembering those things other than using them to impress people because i am sad like that.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Cartilage Head on 20 Feb 2009, 15:46
Man I am so jealous.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Josefbugman on 20 Feb 2009, 15:55
I remember playing chess with a little boy on the ferry back from France. I was 9, I made up stories about the horses.

I also remember driving down a hill and seeing an old woman sweeping a step before looking at the car as it passed and I thought "I won't remember this in about five mins".
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: KvP on 20 Feb 2009, 15:55
I will never forget going out to the town reservoir out in the mountains with my best friend, and both of us saying goodbye without really saying it.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: pwhodges on 20 Feb 2009, 16:02
When I first came across the phrase 'on purpose', I thought it meant 'by mistake'...

Mum: "Did you break that on purpose?"
Me:  "Yes, I broke it on purpose, mummy"

I learnt the right meaning very fast at that point...
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Noff on 20 Feb 2009, 16:16
So I was watching Cash Cab this afternoon and a dude got the video bonus challenge wrong and lost his $900. The question was basically "in what [U.S.] state is [the amusement park] Cedar Point located?" He guessed Washington, when it is actually in Ohio. I sat back and thought "huh, that guy will remember that for the rest of his life."

Then I thought about the one question I got wrong and will remember forever: I was in the district spelling bee in 6th grade and got through a few rounds. I got up to the microphone for the 4th or 5th time and was told to spell "design". Except the guy pronounced it "DIE-sign" rather than "DEE-sign" (or "DUH-sign"). So I clearly spoke into the mic: "D-I-S-I-G-N" and was told to STFU & GTFO.

Because of that, I will forever remember how to spell design. What are some of the things you'll remember forever because of similar situations?

DISTRICT SPELLING BEE!

I think mine was in fourth grade, and for me the word was 'dealt.'  They didn't use the words in a sentence so I assumed D-E-L-T as in delta or deltoid.  I apparently knew a lot more about geometry and anatomy than card games.  My teacher told me that it was a "very disappointing finish."

Putting our dog to sleep when I was younger, just the way you could tell from looking at his eyes the instant he was gone, and the way his eyelids stayed open but you could close them with your hand like they show in so many movies.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Mnementh on 20 Feb 2009, 16:21
Being in Iceland when they decided to have a revolution.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Liz on 20 Feb 2009, 16:54
I still remember the elements and principles of art from junior high. Color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value. Then balance, emphasis, gradation, harmony, movement, proportion, rhythm, unity, and variety.

Also the bones of your wrists and ankles. Trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, hamate, triquetral, lunate, scaphoid. And calcaneus, talus, navicular, medial cuneiform, intermediate cuneiform, lateral cuneiform, and cuboid.

The spelling of the word "character." I got it wrong on a spelling quiz in the fifth grade and had to write it out one hundred times.

That is all for now!
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Ladybug on 20 Feb 2009, 17:01
I will probably always remember that the Salvation Army was founded by William and Catherine Booth. Because I had a project on the Salvation Army at school years and years ago, and then a few months later, it was the last or second-to-last question on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and the guy didn't know it, but I did.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: mooface on 20 Feb 2009, 18:37
one time on who wants to be a millionaire a guy was asked what the zip code in the PBS children's show ZOOM was for the $500,000 question.

i immediately sang out "02134!!!" but he got it wrong or walked away or something.

i will probably never forget that partly because of the stupid song but also partly because knowing it might win me money someday.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 20 Feb 2009, 19:22
Mine is also from a spelling bee, but my word was "pheasant" and I wasn't doing so well. The word came up and I was like " :lol: yay I know this fucking word!" and my friend Jordan like gave me a thumbs up because I was so clearly excited and said "F e s a n t" ..." :-)"... Jordan smacked his head against the table. " :-("
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Blue Kitty on 20 Feb 2009, 19:35
I hate this.  Anytime anyone asks me to try and remember any sort of memorable moment my mind wipes and I need to make something up.  Every god damn time.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Spluff on 20 Feb 2009, 19:43
Don't mix whiskey and wine.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 20 Feb 2009, 19:45
Are we talking about drinking both in one session, or actually physically mixing them together?  I've done the former and it was fine, but the latter sounds completely undrinkable.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Guido Sarducci on 20 Feb 2009, 19:54
hors d'oeuvres

I was in 10th grade french class in Louisiana with a bunch of cajun kids and, reading the word in the boo, asked what horse doovres was. And got roundly laughed at  by the whole class. I am ashamed to say it left me so embarrassed that to this day I hate french.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Trollstormur on 20 Feb 2009, 19:55
I've always been an excellent speller. I've aced every single one of my spelling tests except for one: the 2nd grade.

I was asked to spell correctly neighborhood, and I thought "hey, that's easy, I read that one in a book!" well the book in question was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles and the bitch teacher would not accept Neighb-o-u-r-hood.

I'm still mad at that old cunt.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Guido Sarducci on 20 Feb 2009, 19:57
Ain't American spelling a bitch?
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: michaelicious on 20 Feb 2009, 20:55
I can't think of any things that I will remember forever, but I can think of a couple things that I make sure people will never forget. Much of the joy in my life is derived from teasing people that I love.

When I was about 8 I was making breakfast for my sister (she was 4) and myself. I couldn't find the kitchen scissors to cut the bag of milk for our cereal, so I just grabbed a pair of my mom's sewing scissors. This was just unacceptable to my sister. She was absolutely disgusted. She said to me all high and mightily, "Do you know how many people have touched those?" and proceeded to rattle off a rather extensive list of my mother's friends who had contaminated the sewing scissors with their supposedly grubby paws. I am not really a mean older brother, but this was infinitely amusing to me. So for the past 14 years I have never ever (not once) passed up an opportunity to make a disgusted face and say "Do you know how many people have touched that?" whenever my sister does something silly like jingling change or asking me if she can use my butter knife while making toast in order to dirty fewer dishes. (This actually seems really stupid when I type it out, but I still find it funny and she used to get really mad but she finds it pretty funny too now)


Also, I was playing Monopoly with my roommates a couple weeks ago and one of my roommates couldn't figure out what 8 x 4 was in her head. I have been a merciless bastard about this.

Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: ackblom12 on 20 Feb 2009, 20:59
When i was around 13 or 14, I went to the kitchen to get me some cereal. I got myself a bowl and spoon, put them on the counter, got me some Frosted Mini wheats and poured them into the bowl. When i went to pour milk in the bowl is when i noticed the cereal was moving and had a ton of Weevils in it.

I didn't eat cereal for a month afterward and the memory still squicks me out a lot.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Blue Kitty on 20 Feb 2009, 21:00
Now I've got one;  having my finger slammed in a door.  It happened not once but twice, both times by my sister.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Spluff on 20 Feb 2009, 21:04
Are we talking about drinking both in one session, or actually physically mixing them together?  I've done the former and it was fine, but the latter sounds completely undrinkable.

Physically mixing.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: tania on 20 Feb 2009, 21:05
anytime i get into a car i always put on the seat belt immediately and every time i get out of a car i lock the door immediately. this might be because my older sister would get really mad at me if i didn't do either within about 2 seconds of either getting in or out of a car. it's probably a pretty good habit to have, but right now i have a friend who occasionally visits guelph and drives me around and his car is kind of old, if you lock the passenger side door it screws up his ability to lock all of them by just pressing one button and he has asked about 10,000 times already that i not lock the door when i get out  of his car and i absolutely cannot ever do it because it is so drilled into my head to lock the door every single time i get out of a car. i think at any given time he is always kind of disappointed in me.

also, the time i made my ex boyfriend cry by yelling at him really hard and saying the meanest things i possibly could. that's kind of in a mental vault now, but once in a while i find myself thinking about it for absolutely no reason and i guess this means that deep down my conscience feels so awful that it will never let me forget about it. i am a much nicer person now, at least.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: McTaggart on 20 Feb 2009, 21:08
Now I've got one;  having my finger slammed in a door.  It happened not once but twice, both times by my sister.

I don't really remember any sensations. I had my hand slammed in a car door but I can't remember feeling it, I put my finger down the side of an escalator but don't remember feeling that. I've got this really vivid memory of climbing over a wall and putting my hand on a bee that I couldn't see on top of it but all that's missing is the feel of the sting. Actually, I think it's just pain that I don't remember.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: ledhendrix on 20 Feb 2009, 21:12
I'll always remember when I was younger and I was surfing, I came out of the water and ran straight into and electric fence and blacked out.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: E. Spaceman on 20 Feb 2009, 21:22
Are we talking about drinking both in one session, or actually physically mixing them together?  I've done the former and it was fine, but the latter sounds completely undrinkable.

A Manhattan is made with sweet vermouth and whiskey.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Guido Sarducci on 20 Feb 2009, 21:41
I'll be damned. Learned a second thing tonight.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Mnementh on 20 Feb 2009, 22:20
Coming to coughing up sputum and blood and being unable to breath because I'd suffered a pulmonary edema.  Fortunately I passed out shortly after that and didn't have to remember much more.


Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Guido Sarducci on 20 Feb 2009, 22:29
good lord! How did they treat it? Why did you have it? I always think of Quint in Jaws when I hear of PE.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: yelley on 20 Feb 2009, 23:43
hey guys, remember when nickelodeon afternoon tv was hosted by a popsicle stick with eyes named stick stickly? if you want to write to him, here is his address:
stick stickly
p.o. box 963
new york, NY 10108

and district spelling bees.... incense, not insense.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 21 Feb 2009, 03:46
A Manhattan is made with sweet vermouth and whiskey.

I've always considered vermouth more of a mixing agent than a wine, but I looked into it and apparently people do drink sweet vermouth straight.  Having looked this up, I will probably never forget the different types of vermouth.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Kylos on 21 Feb 2009, 05:37
I will never forget the look on my friend's face, follwed by her yelling my name and pointing behind me as a rogue surfboard fell off a surfboard hire truck as it drove past and swiftly proceeded to karate chop me in the neck. Luckily, it was hilarious.

The same friend and I went to a big gig at the millenium dome, and bought bottles of alcohol although we were too young. We stood in a massive crowd and The Taste of Ink played over the PA system. To this day, this song fills me with more joy than a thousand puppies ever could.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: sandysmilinstrange on 21 Feb 2009, 06:56
Turning thirteen on the top of a mountain.

I had a short list and then my mind went blank, so I guess the rest of those don't apply since I apparently can't remember them immediately.  :|
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: valley_parade on 21 Feb 2009, 07:07
When a guitar store hangs a '73 Fender Mustang (competition blue, no less) on a wall with a $450 price tag, you walk up to the counter and say "Sir, hold that for me. I will be back to buy it next week."

YOU DO THAT BECAUSE I DIDN'T.

I will also remember my 18th birthday because it was really good times. My friends got tickets to a Red Sox game, and we left a little early, the real surprise being that we were stopping in Fitchburg to pick up a friend I hadn't seen in over a year. She went to the game with us, and we had a wonderful time all around (plus the Sox won 10-0)
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: JD on 21 Feb 2009, 07:20
My brother has broken my parents garage door a mighty 3 times. I remember his reaction the second time.. He walked in quietly(walked into the house from the garage) not saying a word. Me and my sister(parents were out at the time) went to see what happened. After discovering he had broken it again we called Mom and Dad. My brother then started to blame it on my sister.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Dazed on 21 Feb 2009, 07:22
Along that line of thought, Shane, I'll remember being at Game 1 of the 2004 World Series forrrrreeeeevverrrrrr. Especially Mark Fuckin' Bellhorn.

Also, I will never forget the drum part to Frankenstein by the Edgar Winter Group.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: valley_parade on 21 Feb 2009, 07:26
Mark Bellhorn will live on forever in my head.

I loved that guy, for no particular reason.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Dazed on 21 Feb 2009, 08:18
I had kind of a love/hate thing with him. Loved him for being clutch in the playoffs, hated him for striking out 600 times a season and having 0 range on defense.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: valley_parade on 21 Feb 2009, 10:30
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp1HDz13rfI) as well, because Jens Lehmann just STOOD THERE and watched the ball go in the net. I vividly remember falling off my couch laughing at him when it happened. And then seeing the replay and laughing so hard that I nearly pissed myself.


(baww, sorry Gemm.)
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: LittleKey on 21 Feb 2009, 11:27
I will always remember my 5th birthday party. Batman came over (who woulda guessed that under the batarangs and other assorted weapons, were balloon animals and magic tricks?). He was a pretty cool dude, he played Another One Bites the Dust (which for that reason was my favorite song for years), created said balloon animals, and basically did cool tricks and games. Apparently it was a very hot day, and even the dark knight could only last so long before going up to my mom and asking, "Can Batman have a soda?". I feel sorry for the guy now, he must have been dying in that suit.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Gemmwah on 21 Feb 2009, 11:56
(baww, sorry Gemm.)

No you're not, don't even pretend.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Reed on 21 Feb 2009, 13:14
Along that line of thought, Shane, I'll remember being at Game 1 of the 2004 World Series forrrrreeeeevverrrrrr. Especially Mark Fuckin' Bellhorn.

Oh man, you guys suck.


Anyways, I'll always remember being in high school, getting pissed at my parents, storming out of the house and breaking our stained glass front door because I threw it open. My parents made me pay it off over that summer.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: snalin on 21 Feb 2009, 13:17
When I was ten or thereabouts, I had two best friends who absolutely loathed each other. I illustrated how I felt by asking one of them to hold my arms, the other to hold my legs, and pull their way.

I think I was too young to have even heard the expression "being torn between two people", but that was what I felt.

I can recall so many things from being 6-12. Classrooms, people, feelings, the school yard everything. Fun fact: my as of now most extreme sexual behaviour was when I in first grade made out with and played domination games with a boy in my class. Looking back, all I can say is "what the fuck?".
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: carrotosaurus on 21 Feb 2009, 13:31
hey guys, remember when nickelodeon afternoon tv was hosted by a popsicle stick with eyes named stick stickly? if you want to write to him, here is his address:
stick stickly
p.o. box 963
new york, NY 10108

I sing that song to myself on a regular basis. Interesting that it's so memorable.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Alex C on 21 Feb 2009, 15:03
It really bothers me that I can't think of a damn thing for this thread.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: IronOxide on 21 Feb 2009, 15:25
I will always remember my Starcraft CD key, from the day we installed it on five of my computers at home to have a sort of family LAN party of sorts, though I cannot tell you folks for legal reasons.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Dazed on 21 Feb 2009, 15:31
Oh, I will also always remember the combination to my first bike lock.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Puki on 21 Feb 2009, 15:34
Argh, I'll always remember just some stuff from my youth I'm embarrassed about, or some sad stuff. That's kind of sad.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Ozymandias on 21 Feb 2009, 16:57
Whan that April with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
And bathed every veiye in swich licour
Of which vertu engendered is the flour
Whan Zephyrus eke with his sweete breeth
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tender croppes and the yonge sonne
Hath in the ram his halfe cours yrunne
And smale fowles maken melodye
That slepen all the night with open eye
(So pricketh hem nature in hir corages)
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgramages
And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes
To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes
And specially from every shires ende
Of Engelond to Caunterbury they wende
The holy blisful martyr for to seke
Then hem hath holpen, whan that they were seeke

Fuck you senior AP Literature.

In fact, on a similar note:

I met a traveller from antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings.
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains: Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Yakob on 21 Feb 2009, 17:04
I will always remember hot to spell theory. My grade 7 music teacher would always say "thee-oar-why" out loud as she wrote it on the board.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: mooface on 21 Feb 2009, 18:54
Whan that April with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
...


ahaha i had to memorize that in high school too!  i remembered it for a couple years afterward but alas, it has now been forgotten.

so basically i am warning you that maybe you should repeat that to yourself every once in awhile if you really want to remember it forever.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Harun on 21 Feb 2009, 22:34
Spinal taps hurt.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Mnementh on 21 Feb 2009, 22:57
good lord! How did they treat it? Why did you have it? I always think of Quint in Jaws when I hear of PE.

Strong diuretics.  You basically have to pee the fluid out.

Complications from a relatively minor surgery.  Sucked.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: MrSteevo on 22 Feb 2009, 00:05
I'll remember this (http://www.vimeo.com/2741422) night forever. That was a great time.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Caspian on 22 Feb 2009, 00:18
Going to a beach in the middle of nowhere. big swell breaking near some really obvious rocks. For some reason, I forget about the rocks, and proceed to surf directly into them.

...Not entirely sure if I'll remember the event forever, but I'll have the scars for at least the majority of my life.

Kind of sad really, all of my long lasting memories will probably be beach related, either in the water or the shenanigans that happened on various trips. ..Is the rest of my life really that forgettable?

Oh, also: accidentally leaving the manual cyanide on at my first mine for a few hours. Quite an event.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Kevin Barnes on 22 Feb 2009, 00:40
I know y'all remember my cock.

How can one gaze upon such a miracle and not reflect upon it for all times?
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Lila on 22 Feb 2009, 07:03
I haven't memorized my multiplication tables.

but I'll always remember 8 times 8, due to a dumb rhyme made up by the boy who sat next to me in fifth grade:
"eight times eight went to the store
to buy a nintendo sixtyfour"

At the time I was like "that's so dumb, that won't help anyone remember anything". But five years later, I'm still using it...

Also I'll always remember what that bit of skin inbetween your nose and upper lip is called (filtrum) because I knew it and taught it to a woman much older than me (I was like 9 at the time, she was about 50), and every time I see her she says "filtrum" and points to it.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Barmymoo on 22 Feb 2009, 07:13
I remember the numberplate of the car of a girl I had a huge stalkerish crush on in high school. I don't think we spoke more than maybe five times but I know her numberplate off the top of my head.

I'm also particularly good with numbers, which is lucky because I need a huge string of them for work. For example: 6194 swede, 7177 carrots, 1212 baking potatoes, 895 new potatoes, 01531053 2% Sainsburys green carton milk, 2585 parsnips, 2424 red grapes, 7023 white grapes, 4450 clementines, 4147 basic apples, 4140 bramley apples. I could keep going but you get the idea.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: phooey on 22 Feb 2009, 09:19
"philtrum"

You'll never forget it now for sure
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 22 Feb 2009, 09:29
12 Cranian Nerves, in order: Olfactory, Optic, Occulamotor, Trochlear, Trigeminal, Abducens, Facial, Auditory, Glossopharyngeal, Vagus, Spinal Accessory, Hypoglossal.

3.14159 - as far as I know in pi because there is an episode of The Simpsons where little girls are skipping jump wrote to it, hahaha.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Drill King on 22 Feb 2009, 10:20
That there are 525 600 minutes in a year.

Because of RENT
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: pwhodges on 22 Feb 2009, 10:50
12 Cranial Nerves, in order: Olfactory, Optic, Occulamotor, Trochlear, Trigeminal, Abducens, Facial, Auditory, Glossopharyngeal, Vagus, Spinal Accessory, Hypoglossal.

Oh, the memories of dissecting them out in a dogfish...

Oh, the memories of the smell when the supplier hadn't preserved them properly...

But I never could remember the nerves themselves!
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Lila on 22 Feb 2009, 11:40
"philtrum"

You'll never forget it now for sure

Well, I learned it verbally from my dad. I never said I knew how to spell it... just what it is.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Ozymandias on 22 Feb 2009, 11:42
That there are 525 600 minutes in a year.

Because of RENT

OH GOD FUCKING DAMN YOU ANDY.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: öde on 23 Feb 2009, 12:34
Lefty loosy righty tighty.

I already knew which way to turn screws so it's just fucking annoying.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Barmymoo on 23 Feb 2009, 12:37
Eine Kuh macht Muh.
Viele Kuhe machen Muhe.

Mit rot muss man stehen,
bei grune darf man gehen.

(I'm sorry Jonas for some reason the umlauts don't work.)
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: KvP on 23 Feb 2009, 12:47
Oh, I also remember getting my post-kidney stone surgery urethral stint getting pulled out. Sudden drop off pressure in the bladder and all the blood and urine in it just comes out in a torrent.

Fun times.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: pwhodges on 23 Feb 2009, 13:18
My very, very, very first memory (I was probably three, maybe even two) is simply of lying with my head on a brown rubber sheet.

The story is that I was in the back of the car when my parents left church, leaning against the door, and when they went round the first corner, the door flew open and I landed head-first on the road.  They scooped me up and took me to hospital (Battle Hospital, Reading), during which the memory must fit.  My scalp was sewn together with a dozen-odd stitches.  Whether this trauma explains the rest of my life, I leave to others to judge...
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Guido Sarducci on 23 Feb 2009, 20:51
My earliest memory was of playing in a sand box. A spider ran across the sand in front of me, crawled into an acorn shell and hid. I never could get the thing out of the acorn, and when I broke the acorn open it was just an acorn. I've always wondered what the hell happened to the spider.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: mberan42 on 24 Feb 2009, 14:27
Fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies! Fifty nifty stars on the flag that (somethin' something somethin'). Each individual state deserves a bow! Let's salute them now! Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachussets Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohiiiiiiio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming! North, south, east, west... In this cool, (somethin' something somethin')... (YOUR STATE HERE) is the best! Of the fifty nifty United States...

United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru.
Republic Dominican, Cuba, Carribean, Greenland, El Salvador too!
Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuala, Hondouras, Guiana and still
Guatamala, Bolivia, then Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, Brazil!
Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, Bermuda, Bahamas, Tobago, San Juan.
Paraguay, Uruguay, Surinam, and French Guyana, Barbados and Guam!
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: TheViscount on 24 Feb 2009, 17:10
I will always remember what my first girlfriend looked like. I lost my virginity to that girl, also, she had a mohawk. And that is why I will never forget her.

I am actually really jealous.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: tommydski on 24 Feb 2009, 17:36
Did your drummer keep fucking up the intro to that one song?

I hate it when that happens.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: TheViscount on 24 Feb 2009, 17:46
Did your drummer keep fucking up the intro to that one song?

I hate it when that happens.
I will never forget the band practice session just after my parents informed me dad was moving out.

Those were the worst two hours of my life.

I want to sig it, but it will lose it's novelty after a while.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: tommydski on 24 Feb 2009, 17:47
Story of my life.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: tommydski on 24 Feb 2009, 17:49
As my avatar suggests, I was in Wham!
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Dazed on 24 Feb 2009, 18:06
Man fuck you guys, the guitarist always fucks up the bridge.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: TheViscount on 24 Feb 2009, 19:46
Story of my life.

I also didn't want to sig it because it is potentially harmful to Jeans.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Guido Sarducci on 24 Feb 2009, 19:50
Lying on my stomach in a hide in Thailand watching a cobra crawl down the trail between me and my spotter.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Swordfish on 24 Feb 2009, 20:28
Never play drinking Monopoly with cheap Estonian vodka.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: ruyi on 24 Feb 2009, 21:01
A couple things come to mind.

Facts:

1) The phone number of a family friend I've known since childhood. Of course, it's pretty much useless now since she's at college and has a cell phone.

2) Condoms pre-lubricated with spermicide are bad! They can cause UTIs in ladies, they are not any more effective at preventing pregnancy than regular condoms, and they have a short shelf-life to boot. Apply spermicide separately instead.

3) eight hundred five eight eight, two three hundred, empire! today

4) Dead ants emit oleic acid; this signal is detected by other ants who then carry the dead away. If live ants are coated with oleic acid they will be picked up and carried away by ther ants again and again until they clean the chemical off of them. (And ants clean themselves very often and very meticulously! They are in fact more or less sterile and are only as dirty as whatever they just walked in.)

5) The giraffe has 7 neck vertebrae, like all mammals - they are just longer. Its closest relative is the Okapi.

Events:

1) My first piano recital. It was put on by my piano teacher and her son, who taught violin. I was first asked to go on the stage to play the pitch A so a kid's violin could be tuned. I didn't realize this was what he meant for me to do, so I followed by playing my two pieces. Afterwards I stood up to face the audience and there was zero response. Like, I distinctly remember all the expressionless faces. I was not embarrassed at the time, but it was probably the shame of subsequent recollections that's made it stick in my mind.

2) Running down the sidewalk when I was around 5 or 6 after having ingested a large quantity of grape juice. I could hear the juice glurping from inside me like the sound made by shaking a plastic bottle of liquid and was really startled. I stopped and started several times before realizing what it was.

3) My mom telling me she would leave me and my brother. I was around 3, so my brother was maybe 6. It was prompted by some bickering between us children, I think. I distinctly remember her going to the porch wearing her heavy coat and starting to put on her winter boots. When I asked here where she would go, she said she didn't care, and that she was probably allowed to stay at McDonald's. I promised not to fight with my brother and she ended up staying. It was relatively traumatic at the time but now it's a reminder that my mom is human too and has her moments of weakness. When I look back on it I feel sad for her more than anything.

4) My first interview for a gifted and talented private elementary school. When they asked me what school I went to, my answer was Walt Disney World. (It was actually Walt Disney Magnet School.) I think that's why I didn't get in to that one.

5) My earliest memory would be waking up lying on a bed and watching someone's back. I think it was my dad, wearing a blue and white striped shirt. I think I have quite a few memories from early childhood, actually? I remember the sensation of my mom carrying me in her arms when I was a toddler. It felt really comforting, to feel my whole body's weight supported by her, and to be able to hang my head back to watch the ceiling as she paced around. Another one is falling asleep in my high chair.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Slick on 24 Feb 2009, 21:16
I have a very clear memory of skating on my grandparents swimming pool in winter when I would of been three or so. I was very tiny and I was holding onto someone's hand. I'll never forget that image in my head.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: edwinalink on 24 Feb 2009, 21:41
1078864

will always be stuck in my head...

also...

the glomeruler apparatus controls the absorption and dissoulution of salts into the blood stream through the kidney.

why?!? i dont know!!!!
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: tweetles on 24 Feb 2009, 22:12
November 5, 1881
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parihaka
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: ruyi on 25 Feb 2009, 00:51
Hahah that's hilarious.

I learned about similar incidents when I took a class on Southeast Asia. Basically if you get to write history, you can say whatever you want, ie 'we were the colonizers since XXXX' but the reality can be very different. Sometimes white dudes would show up and proclaim laws without bothering to translate them. I heard of a Dutch ruler who stubbornly insisted on wearing his traditional thick garb in Indonesia and of course he ended up dying from the heat.

The reality of the effects of colonialism are another thing entirely, but yeah.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Masterbainter on 25 Feb 2009, 03:00
Never raise your hand against another human being while in an argument unless you are going to follow through with it.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Blyss on 25 Feb 2009, 09:19
Mispelled the word sandwich - as SANDWITCH - because the morning of the spelling bee, I'd been watching the flintstones, and the episode was titled "Sand Witch"

Never liked the flintstones again after that.

Turn them off if I see them on my tv.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: GreyGabe on 25 Feb 2009, 10:45
T'was brillig and the slithey toves,
did gyre and gimble in the wabe,
all mimsey were the borogoves,
and the mome raths outgrabe;
etc.
I just know Jabberwocky by heart, for reasons unbeknownst to me.
I also know every song from Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, but that is because I have seen it, like... 50 times.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: mberan42 on 25 Feb 2009, 13:41
3) eight hundred five eight eight, two three hundred, empire! today

oh man yeah! I remember it before they added the "800" and the "today!", before the 312 area code was split up into 5 area codes.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Dazed on 25 Feb 2009, 13:51
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2) Condoms pre-lubricated with spermicide are bad! They can cause UTIs in ladies

I actually did not know this. Thank you Ruyi, time to buy new condoms I guess  :|
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Blyss on 25 Feb 2009, 13:53
I will always remember what my first pin number was on my first ATM card.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: McTaggart on 25 Feb 2009, 13:56
3) eight hundred five eight eight, two three hundred, empire! today

Similarly, one three hundred three six one seven one seven it's our telethon, telethooooon
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: J-cob9000 on 28 Feb 2009, 13:14
but I'll always remember 8 times 8, due to a song by The Beatles called When I'm Sixty Four.
My sister said to sing it to the tune and I'd remember it. And I do.
6 times 8 as well. Just because it rhymes.

I'll always remember a dream I had when I was still in my crib. There were some monkeys underneath my crib and they were all deciding how they were going to eat me. It scared the crap out of me.

I'll also remember that a guy I knew saw me at McDonald's at the play place. The thing at the way top that is made of cloth strips and rocks back and forth, I don't know what it's called, but I've always been scared to death of the thing. This guy was there and he helped me across. He was one or two years older than me and after this, I never talked to him until the beginning of this year. I told him about it and he was like, "Dude, you remember the weirdest things." But he thought it was pretty cool of him to do.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: snalin on 28 Feb 2009, 14:14
I'll always remember my fever nightmares. Basically, I was a cola bottle which was falling from great heights. I dunno why, I just screamed really loudly and desperately in fear because I was falling. The worst thing is that I was awake. I was awake and completely sure that I was a cola bottle that was falling from really, really great heights. I had no idea where I was, I shat myself, and when my mother took me into the shower to clean me, I took of my clothes and put them in the bath tub. I seriously had no control over anything, I was just fucking afraid and hurting all over. It's the single worst experience of my life. I think I was 12 or 13.

Oh, and it was Christmas. The only good part was that I got better and somebody had bought me Kingdom Hearts for Christmas. The days when I was just sick but didn't have insane dreams were so much fun, since I was playing this awesome game.

The only thing I've ever heard of that resembles what I went through is bad trips. I guess that's why I won't do drugs, ever, I will never take the chance that I could go through something like that, ever again.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: pulpfiction21 on 28 Feb 2009, 15:44
I will always remember my friend and I thinking it would be a good idea to spray me in the eye with Sabre pepper spray and film the experience. I will never forget it because WE FILMED THE EXPERIENCE.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Ceiling Cat on 28 Feb 2009, 18:02
1) One of the grammatical rules of Ancient Greek is that a neuter plural subject noun always takes a singular verb. I will also never forget all the cases of the definite article, what the words for slave, house, horse, river and to stop are, and what gifts the Persian King Cambyses gave to the King of the Ethiopians. (It's from Herodotus)

2) Stop, Look, Listen! (from this annoying road safety thing called the Tufty Club)

3) I got this big, silver roach during this fishing trip with my dad one summer, when I was 7. I remember this one so well because my dad actually cooked it and ate it on our ship  :laugh: There's a whole bunch of stuff I remember from other fishing trips but too many for this post...

4) "I've got a brand new car/It's a Jaguar/It's got leather seats/It's got a CD PLAY-AH-AYAH-AYAH -"

5) When I was getting my tonsils out I received a bag of Haribo, a signed Get Well Soon card and a Watership Down magazine from my classmates, which was awesome. I also remember seeing these other guys in the same ward playing a NES, and desperately wanting to play it, but then the hospital staff moved me to a different ward and I was mighty pissed  :x Also, my brother took a picture of me on his Game Boy Camera in my hospital bed, while I was sleeping. WTF

6) During a car journey back from a day out I fell asleep and woke up in a weird purple sleeping bag on the living room sofa with my sister watching Spice World on the TV  :?

7) I woke up one morning feeling particularly energetic, and as I bounded across the kitchen floor I did a little leap - and when I looked behind me I realized I had just jumped over a mouse that was lying there without seeing it. It had eaten some rat poison and was writhing around, foaming at the mouth. It was rather disturbing...

8) The music video for Coffee and TV by Blur, and how to play Yellow Submarine on the recorder.

9) The day I got Pokémon Blue for Christmas.  :angel:
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: clockworkjames on 28 Feb 2009, 18:22
9) The day I got Pokémon Blue for Christmas.  :angel:
The christmas eve my parents argued for 3 hours before explaining why they were getting a divorce to me and my sister.

I got crash bandicoot 2 FUCK YEAH!
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: edwinalink on 28 Feb 2009, 23:04
me and a friend being high as hell for the first time. walking to taco bell for food. and having 2 guys ask us

"you got any weed?"

and we were all

"woah, no way. we just smoked it"

"us to!"

"dude!"

"dude!"

yeah, when you're a minor you do a lot of stupid shit!
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: MrBlu on 01 Mar 2009, 22:06
So I was watching Cash Cab this afternoon and a dude got the video bonus challenge wrong and lost his $900. The question was basically "in what [U.S.] state is [the amusement park] Cedar Point located?" He guessed Washington, when it is actually in Ohio. I sat back and thought "huh, that guy will remember that for the rest of his life."

Then I thought about the one question I got wrong and will remember forever: I was in the district spelling bee in 6th grade and got through a few rounds. I got up to the microphone for the 4th or 5th time and was told to spell "design". Except the guy pronounced it "DIE-sign" rather than "DEE-sign" (or "DUH-sign"). So I clearly spoke into the mic: "D-I-S-I-G-N" and was told to STFU & GTFO.

Because of that, I will forever remember how to spell design. What are some of the things you'll remember forever because of similar situations?
Same thing happened to me. Dumb broad pronounces "Human" as "Humour/Humor (wherever you're from)".
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: el_loco_avs on 02 Mar 2009, 04:01
I will always remember my 5th birthday party. Batman came over (who woulda guessed that under the batarangs and other assorted weapons, were balloon animals and magic tricks?). He was a pretty cool dude, he played Another One Bites the Dust (which for that reason was my favorite song for years), created said balloon animals, and basically did cool tricks and games. Apparently it was a very hot day, and even the dark knight could only last so long before going up to my mom and asking, "Can Batman have a soda?". I feel sorry for the guy now, he must have been dying in that suit.


Ok this just made my day. I'm smiling so hard my cheeks might pop off.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: tweetles on 02 Mar 2009, 04:16
That I can always tell my left from right because i can make an L shape with my left hand.
I still have to do that sometime to figure out which direction to turn
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: redglasscurls on 02 Mar 2009, 04:25
Oh man me too. As a result, I am the WORST twister player.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: allison on 02 Mar 2009, 06:52
I will always, always remember, "Knife on the right, fork on the left."
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: ViciousWarGoose on 02 Mar 2009, 07:06
My cadet number, and also that of my best friend, from military school (NMMI)  950's KICK ASS!!!!
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Ozymandias on 02 Mar 2009, 07:08
Oh geez.

NMMI.

I'm sorry you had to live in Roswell, dog.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: ViciousWarGoose on 02 Mar 2009, 08:38
Yes, Roswell was a horrible place, but school was fun.  I really got sick of the aliens questions though.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Dollface on 02 Mar 2009, 08:41
32167 (five black dragons)
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: edwinalink on 02 Mar 2009, 10:54
really obnoxious nu-metal lyrics like this. from the band Primer 55, who at one time i believe held the record for most swares on a single album.

"bitch,
here i come,
little bitch boy you think its not gonna happen,
 i hear you talking shit but i cant stop laughing,
a little psycho ego trippin,
(the next verse is unintelligable, but i swear it ends with "you got kite slippin")"
two faces on the same head
rippin one up, make da other see red,
i feel hate, i still gotta destroy, 1 lil' ,2 lil' ,3 lil' , bitch boys
HER I COME! HERE I COME!(uh, sounds like flog up the floo?)
MAKE DA BIG POINT WITH DA BIG FUCK YOU.

the best music from a bunch of dudes who are either really stoned (yet somehow ANGRY!!!) or mildly retarded

and if someone replys to how offensive it is to use the word retarded, i will totally make t-rex emoticon eat afro emoticon.

AND DO YOU WANT TO MAKE HIM DEAL WITH THE EMOTIONAL RAMIFICATIONS OF THAT!?!?!

yeah, didnt think so.
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: mberan42 on 02 Mar 2009, 13:23
↑↑↓↓←→←→BABA select start
Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: Krina on 02 Mar 2009, 13:53
It was a Saturday, shortly before dinner, when I realized that 5+5=10. I was maybe 4 or five? I was really thrilled by that discovery, I was prancing around the house and singing "5+5=10!". I remember the dress I was wearing and I also remember that I was holding out my ten fingers in front of me to prove my discovery.

Another thing that happened around the same time was that I realized that you cannot possibly remember every thought that you ever have and that you actually forget quite a lot. That thought stayed with me though.


Title: Re: Stuff You'll Remember Forever
Post by: TheViscount on 02 Mar 2009, 20:04
The time I threw my computer screen into the wall.
The time I threw my fist into the wall.
The time I played a trick on my friend, who then responded in anger by smashing his elbow into his wall.
The story of my dad's best friend getting into an argument with his wife, then punching through a locked door, feeling confident, then kicking the locked door, only to break his toe.

The moral of the story is, inanimate objects will seek revenge.