Sometimes it is impossible to remember something important and useful for life and everyday life. Soviet times gave rise to very effective ways to remember some important fact using unusual approaches. And it really works!
1. Immediately recognize the phase of the moon by its shape thanks to the analogy with letters
Perhaps it was the Soviet Russian-speaking children who were the carriers of specific knowledge of how to determine whether the moon was growing or aging. If the sickle in the sky is located with the letter "C" - the Moon is Aging. If, however, turn in the other direction and, substituting a stick, you can get the letter "P" - the moon is Growing.
2. The number of days in each month of the year will help clarify the bones of the fingers
These modern rappers show off a tattoo on each finger with their fists close to each other (palms down). And Soviet children could easily determine how many days in January, May, August, counting bones-hollows on their cams. We start with the little finger bone of the left hand. If the bone is 31 days. If the depression is 30. The only exception is February - 28 days. However, the exception was no less easy to remember: after all, a short month made the March holidays even closer! It is noteworthy that there are 31 days in both July and August. Two consecutive months with the same maximum number of days - two bones at the base of the index fingers. No one will explain why this is so. And why? It's a vacation!
3. Method of egg rotation to determine if it is ready
Is the egg raw or boiled? You can, of course, just break it. But a raw egg is unlikely to like it, and neither will the countertop. Any Soviet child who came running with a wild feeling of hunger from school famously determined whether you can immediately devour a boiled egg or you will have to starve for another five minutes, waiting for the snack to cook. You just need to spin the egg on the table: the boiled one will wrap like a top, and the raw one barely completes one revolution.
4. A book under your pillow to answer well in the lesson
If you think this is some kind of superstition or mysticism, stop thinking so. The meaning of this advice was that if a student put a book under the pillow just before bedtime, this meant that just before bedtime he would read the given paragraph. It is scientifically proven that in the morning you can reproduce very well what you read before falling asleep. The schoolboy took the book to bed, read the necessary lesson, he felt sleepy, after that he put the book under the pillow and immediately fell asleep. Only science, no superstitions!
5. The habit of being baptized in the Orthodox way will help you remember the cardinal points
After the Stalinist repressions, when religion ceased to be persecuted almost criminally, Soviet teachers suggested to schoolchildren who could not remember the four cardinal points to remember whether they knew how to be baptized in the Orthodox way. Of course, almost everyone knew how, since almost everyone had grandparents who, somehow, before taught to be baptized with or without reason. NORTH-SOUTH-EAST-WEST - these are the cardinal directions on the map corresponding to the imposition of an Orthodox cross on the map, if you look directly at it. It worked flawlessly!
The topic of the USSR will continue on Novate. Ru material Soviet realities that used to be in almost every courtyard, but now they are almost invisible.