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« on: 05/01/2010 20:51:07 »
We all know "ROY G BIV" for the colors of the rainbow.
"My very excellent mother just sent us nine pizzas" for the order of the planets.
"Pvt Tim Hall" for the essential amino acids.
"King Phillip Calmly Ordered Five Gigantic Skunks" for classification.

Come on Come on let me see'em!!


 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/01/2010 20:54:08 »
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"My very excellent mother just sent us nine pizzas" for the order of the planets.

This one needs to be changed to ..




"My very excellent mother just sent us NACHOS" for the order of the planets.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/01/2010 21:03:41 »
AHHHHHHHH that Pluto thing still gets me!!!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/01/2010 21:34:34 »
The other one I know for the rainbow is Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/01/2010 23:41:23 »
1) "Geh Du Alter Esel!" (German for "Come on you old donkey!")

GDAE

How to tune each string of a violin. Never played it but I remember this from childhood when a friend told me.

2) "Mein Vater erklaert mir jeden Sonntag unsere neun Planeten" (My father explains to me every Sunday our nine planets)

Slightly outdated since Pluto was downgraded, but it still works for the first eight words: Each beginning letter stands for a the first name of one of our planets beginning with the one closest to the sun. In case you are German.

"Pvt Tim Hall" for the essential amino acids.
"King Phillip Calmly Ordered Five Gigantic Skunks" for classification.

Please explain those! I want to learn.

 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/01/2010 23:52:18 »
Absolutely!

The essential AA's are Phenylanine, Valine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Isolucine, Histidine, Arginine, Leucine, Lysine.

Taxonomic Classification:  Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
 

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« Reply #6 on: 06/01/2010 14:22:23 »
Love it.

Mooore.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 06/01/2010 16:04:20 »
Regarding the possessive apostrophe; For one to possess, it's apostrophe 's', but for the case of two, the opposite's true.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 07/01/2010 00:34:39 »
Ok, here's another one. Almost every anatomy class has to remember the eight small bones in the wrist: Navicular, Lunate, Triquetrum, Pisiform, Multongular (Greater), Multongular (Lesser), Capitate, Hamate.
Never Lick Tilly's Popsicle, Mother Might Come Home.

 

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« Reply #9 on: 07/01/2010 14:42:18 »
Ah, anatomy class was it?
 

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« Reply #10 on: 07/01/2010 15:47:33 »
Mnemonics are also important on computers to create and remember harder to crack passwords. For example,

"I need to create yet another password" becomes "In2cyap". If the system forces you to use systems as well the sentence can become "In2cy@p".
 

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« Reply #11 on: 14/06/2010 00:50:55 »
I used to make up mnemonics all the time to help me remember my biology studies. Unfortunately I've forgotten all the mnemonics! The only one I can recall off the cuff is

'Prime Ministers Are Twits' to remember the order of the stages of mitosis (Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase and Telophase).
 
 

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« Reply #12 on: 14/06/2010 11:11:46 »
Ok, here's another one. Almost every anatomy class has to remember the eight small bones in the wrist: Navicular, Lunate, Triquetrum, Pisiform, Multongular (Greater), Multongular (Lesser), Capitate, Hamate.
Never Lick Tilly's Popsicle, Mother Might Come Home.

They are not the carpal bones I learnt at med school (maybe an american / english thing).  Navicular is a tarsal bone in my book.  My brother taught me this old one that he also learnt at same school

Scabby Lulu tried pissing having copulated twenty times

(Proximal) Scaphoid, Lunate, Triquetal, Pisiform
(Distal) Hamate Capitate Trapezium, Trapezoid

From thumb to little finger and back again (palm upwards)

I will try to remember the ones for the cranial nerves and routes of the trigeminal - they are all very rude.

Matthew
 

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« Reply #13 on: 14/06/2010 11:38:12 »
Just remembered cranial nerves and it is too rude to post - starts off - oh, oh, oh, to touch and fondle..

rot13 incase anyone still uses it - and to stop the post being blocked

bu, bu, bu, gb gbhpu naq sbaqyr ivetva tveyf intvanf naq ulzraf.
fbzr fnl zneel zbarl, ohg zl oebgure fnlf ovt obbof znggre zber

The second tells you whether the nerve is motor-function, sensory, or both.

Matthew
 

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« Reply #14 on: 14/06/2010 13:14:37 »
Very non-PC resistor colour codes:

Black Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Virgins Grow Wiser

Black(0) Brown(1) Red(2) Orange(3) Yellow(4) Green(5) Blue(6) Violet(7) Grey(8) White(9)


Was never-the-less the one my Electrical Theory lecturer used to teach us!
- In a multi-racial class I might add...
 

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« Reply #15 on: 13/11/2012 06:02:38 »
An interesting on my friends and I made up for mitosis was:

     "Insane Paul Milked A Turtle Calmly"

(Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, and Cytokinesis)
 

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« Reply #16 on: 13/11/2012 13:57:00 »
I was just about to post the rude ones I learnt at medical school - and I flicked up to the top of the thread and realised I already had done so. I need a mnemonic about mnemonics
 

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« Reply #17 on: 15/11/2012 19:21:06 »
I am more of a geometric than a verbal person. One extremely valuable mnemonic that I use is the "per rule".
Make an equilateral triangle with the point at the top. Then write in, in the natural way

      metre

per        second


This then translates into

      distance

velocity      time



which gives rise to

distance = velocity * time

velocity = distance / time

time = distance / velocity


Of course this also works for gram per mole, mile per gallon, mole per litre, kilogram per cubic metre, etc.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 17/11/2012 21:48:16 »
Pregnant Camels Often Sit Down Carefully, Perhaps Their Joints Creak...

(Precambrian, Cambrian, Ordovician, Devonian.....)
 

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« Reply #19 on: 17/11/2012 22:13:40 »
SOH CAH TOA...  an Ancient Chinese Proverb....

Well, it means that when calculating lengths and angles of a triangle.

Sin(θ) = Opposite / Hypotenuse
Cos(θ) = Adjacent / Hypotenuse
Tan(θ) = Opposite / Adjacent

It comes in handy once in a while.

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LEO GER....   ???

Loss of Electrons = Oxidation
Gain of Electrons = Reduction
 

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« Reply #20 on: 18/11/2012 17:29:49 »
Late college parties never persuade Samantha's European girls to dispense hospitality, even though you linger.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 19/11/2012 09:09:09 »
Late college parties never persuade Samantha's European girls to dispense hospitality, even though you linger.

I give up, BC -- the human genome perhaps?
 

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« Reply #22 on: 19/11/2012 15:32:03 »
Late college parties never persuade Samantha's European girls to dispense hospitality, even though you linger.

I give up, BC -- the human genome perhaps?


57 to 71 incl perhaps.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 19/11/2012 20:35:28 »
Late college parties never persuade Samantha's European girls to dispense hospitality, even though you linger.

I give up, BC -- the human genome perhaps?


57 to 71 incl perhaps.
yep
 

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