Kids say the darndest things, and it's up to teachers to fact-check them.
Tasked with imparting to children the ways of the world and building the next generation of citizens and leaders, educators get asked the darndest questions.
Teachers shared the most adorably childish and shockingly silly questions they've been asked by their pupils, and you'll be amazed how they manage to keep a straight face all day.
High school geography class when studying capitals of states and countries: “What is the capital of the world?” -something-not-clever
I teach elementary school. One of my students asked if honey comes from a persons eyebrows. Another teacher walked by and asked what I was teaching in my class. -augustaurora13
"Can I go sharpen my pencil?"
The kid was using a mechanical pencil, and we were about to take a quiz. When I said no, he promptly asked to use the restroom. I let him go, but he came back 30 minutes later trying to sharpen his mechanical pencil with SCISSORS. Mind you, these weren't the little safety scissors we were using for the activity, they were specialized for cutting CARDBOARD and were kept in the teacher's lounge.
I can't even... -MEScout