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ConorOberstIsGo
1074890.  Sun May 18, 2014 10:29 am Reply with quote

The Greeks were memory mavens, and actually had a Goddess of Memory (and mother of the Muses), Mnemosyne.


Stalacmites or stalactites:
Tights come down


Strings on a standard-tuned guitar:
Every
Bad
Girl
Deserves
An
Egg


The speed of light:

299,792,458 m/sec

We guarantee certainty, clearly referring to this light mnemonic


Species taxonomy:

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

King Phillip Came Over From Great Spain


Geological ages:
Camels Often Sit Down Carefully. Perhaps Their Joints Creak. Possibly Early Oiling Might Prevent Premature Rheumatism

Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian, Triassic, Jurrasic, Cretaceous, Pliocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Myocene, Pileocene, Pleistocene, Recent


Pi:

3.1415926535897932384626......

Let's have a drink, alcoholic of course, after all these lectures involving quantum mechanics

Fly a four o’clock aeroplane to Dallas Texas and claim buddhist religions espouse tolerance and so are terrible.


The eight bones in the wrist:

Scaphoid, Lunate, Triquetral, Pisiform, Trapezium, Trapezoid, Capitate, Hamate.

Some Lovers Try Positions That They Can't Handle.



reflexes of male genitalia:

Parasympathetic activation for erection, Sympathetic activation for ejaculation

Point and Shoot.

 
julesies
1074896.  Sun May 18, 2014 10:50 am Reply with quote

Species taxonomy:

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

Kim Put Clothes On Funky Ginger Spice

The kids I tutor no longer understand this one.

 
RLDavies
1074898.  Sun May 18, 2014 11:11 am Reply with quote

Stalactites and stalagmites:
Stalactites hold tite to the ceiling
Stalagmites mite if they could

 
suze
1074953.  Sun May 18, 2014 4:57 pm Reply with quote

In the recesses of my memory there is a rather rude mnemonic which goes Toronto Girls Can Fuck And Offer Québec Their Cunts Daily. It can't actually be a very good mnemonic though, because I don't know what it's supposed to help one remember.

 
franticllama
1074964.  Sun May 18, 2014 6:39 pm Reply with quote

Baby Eats Cakes And Uses Soft Eggs

I still recite that whenever I spell because, it was one of the biggest words we learnt to spell in grade 2.

 
tetsabb
1074969.  Sun May 18, 2014 6:54 pm Reply with quote

I used to have several good mnemonics, but can't remember them.

 
djgordy
1074986.  Mon May 19, 2014 12:32 am Reply with quote

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

A useful mnemonic for remembering the fate of the last Plantagenet king.

 
Awitt
1075014.  Mon May 19, 2014 4:59 am Reply with quote

Music notes, treble clef, lines, ascending:
Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit

Spaces ascending: F A C E

There are other combo's plus others to remember the bass clef lines/spaces as well.

Couldn't think of much to help when I started viola, where Middle C is the middle line of the stave!

 
djgordy
1075052.  Mon May 19, 2014 7:25 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:
In the recesses of my memory there is a rather rude mnemonic which goes Toronto Girls Can Fuck And Offer Québec Their Cunts Daily. It can't actually be a very good mnemonic though, because I don't know what it's supposed to help one remember.

It's the Moh's scale of hardness*. Talc, gypsum, calcite, fluorite, apatite, orthoclase, quartz, topaz, corundum, diamond.

*No sniggering at the back please.

 
PDR
1075059.  Mon May 19, 2014 7:49 am Reply with quote

"Gentlemen of colour but unknown parentage have non-consential intercourse with the young females of this district, but those who remain enflowered gain wisdom."

(politically correct rendering of the mnemonic for the resistor colour code - Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, White).

PDR

 
Sadurian Mike
1075066.  Mon May 19, 2014 8:07 am Reply with quote

The causes of unconsciousness, 'fish-shaped':

Fainting
Infantile convulsions
Shock
Head Injury

Stroke
Heart attack
Asphyxia
Poisoning
Epilepsy
Diabetic coma

Actually, medicine and First Aid are ripe sources of all sorts of mnemonics.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1075067.  Mon May 19, 2014 8:27 am Reply with quote

ConorOberstIsGo wrote:
Geological ages:
Camels Often Sit Down Carefully. Perhaps Their Joints Creak. Possibly Early Oiling Might Prevent Premature Rheumatism

Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian, Triassic, Jurrasic, Cretaceous, Pliocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Myocene, Pileocene, Pleistocene, Recent


Updated version:

Elderly Camels Often Sit Down Carefully. Perhaps Their Joints Creak. Preventative Early Oiling Might Prevent Premature Horrible Aching.

Adding the Ediacaran at the beginning and splitting recent into Holocene and Anthropocene.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar


Last edited by AlmondFacialBar on Thu May 22, 2014 2:12 pm; edited 2 times in total

 
suze
1075115.  Mon May 19, 2014 11:58 am Reply with quote

djgordy wrote:
It's the Moh's scale of hardness.


Thanks djg. Now that I know that, I know how I came to know it - I dated a Geology student for a little while when I was 18 or so.

 
Alfred E Neuman
1075117.  Mon May 19, 2014 12:05 pm Reply with quote

PDR wrote:
(politically correct rendering of the mnemonic for the resistor colour code - Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, White).


You forgot Grey.

 
PDR
1075119.  Mon May 19, 2014 12:08 pm Reply with quote

I did indeed, but the post doesn't have room for all fifty shades...

(it's in the mnemonic though - the final two words of the actual phrase are "...grow wiser")

PDR

 

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