36. When the whole AP class, including the teacher, laughed at me for believing in evolution.
“In seventh grade, I had this chemistry teacher, Mr. Peevy, a pretty decent teacher when he stuck to chemistry. One day, for no reason apparent to me, he asked the class, ‘How many of you believe in evolution?’ Without stopping to consider the consequences, I raise my hand. This is seventh-grade chemistry, effectively an AP class, you have to be a smart kid to even get in. I was the only kid who raised my hand. The other kids had a good laugh at the only kid in class stupid enough to believe in this evolution nonsense—and Mr. Peevy joined in with a good chuckle.”
37. When a coworker asked me how the rockets get into space without punching a hole in the atmosphere and letting all the air out.
“We were discussing space at work one day and had a coworker asked me how the rockets get into space without punching a hole in the atmosphere and letting all the air out. :-(”
38. When a woman said she didn’t realize fruits and vegetables grew out of the ground.
“I once met a woman who didn’t know that fruit and vegetables grew on plants until she moved out of the city. She just thought they came from the supermarket or whatever.”
39. When a girl in my 11th grade AP world history class asked our teacher who the first black person was.
“A girl in my 11th grade AP world history class asked our teacher who the first black person was. Also a girl I know said she doesn’t believe in aliens, but she does believe there is life on a planet other than ours.”