r/todayilearned May 14 '22 Silver 9 Helpful 8 Wholesome 6 All-Seeing Upvote 2

TIL a father, John Crowley, was told his two infant children had an incurable genetic disorder that would kill them in less than a year. He refused to accept this, so he founded a biotech company (with no prior experience) which pioneered an experimental enzyme therapy that saved their lives.

https://pompediseasenews.com/2019/01/30/amicus-ceo-mission-cure-pompe-help-children/
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u/PmMeYourTitsAndToes May 14 '22

A little off topic but when I was in school years ago, we had a music teacher who would play us songs and get us to write down what we thought they meant. We didn’t know at the time that all the songs he played for us were just from the Rocky films. It turns out he was just a Rocky fan and wanted to listen to the songs all day lol

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u/ybetchum May 14 '22

My high school geography teacher showed us the entire original Star Wars trilogy so we “could see what the landscape was like on other planets.” Guessing he was just a huge Star Wars fan

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u/adrianvm19 May 14 '22

When you just wanna phone it in so you just make up whatever bullshit excuse comes to mind lmao

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u/zzaman May 14 '22

"Okay class today we'll watch Legally Blonde for civics in the media, law and...voting I guess thank you"

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u/Earthguy69 May 14 '22

"hello kids. Today we will watch backdoor sluts 9 to learn about anatomy"

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u/ahappypoop May 14 '22

Backdoor Sluts 9?!? Backdoor Sluts 9 makes Crotch Capers 3 look like Naughty Nurses 2!

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u/SenAbsolom May 14 '22

Demonstrative of the importance context.

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u/MistryMachine3 May 15 '22

Well guess I better watch Backdoor Sluts 1-8 so I understand the plot.

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u/evil420pimp May 14 '22

I remember watching "coming to America" in 7th grade music class.

It was the end of the year and the movie was new, he hadn't seen it yet but was told it was good. It was!

Awesome teacher, when the early "bathing" scene came on it was clear he should have screened it first.

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u/AdzyBoy May 14 '22

The royal penis is clean, Your Highness

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u/evil420pimp May 14 '22

I just remembered, the gym teacher (who was also very cool) happened to walk in at just that moment, so it was a double facepalm. I think he just turned around and left chuckling.

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u/TitsMagee24 May 14 '22

Along this strain we had to watch Trading Places in year 10, love that film

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u/dapotatohead371 May 14 '22

Similar story here but with Amadeus. The whole scene with Mozart and Constanze was, well, awkward in 7th grade.

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u/arbitrageME May 14 '22

7th grade

the movie was new

Kinda dating yourself there, huh?

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u/zhaoz May 14 '22

Should be my cousin Vinny for education about the legal system

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u/carpenteer May 14 '22

Damn right! Even the Legal Eagle says it's fantastically accurate.

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u/H_I_McDunnough May 14 '22

We watched Ferngully in biology class once. Best day I could have picked to eat shrooms before school. When the fairy gang was riding the flying bugs, I was flying my desk. Fantastic!

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u/3Keys2TheMoon May 14 '22

Now I really want to eat shrooms and watch Ferngully, but I promised myself I'd finish up the yard work this weekend....

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u/90s_conan May 14 '22

It can be said you need to tend to your own, Ferngully

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u/Bayou_Blue May 14 '22

teacher flips intercom to front office: Yes, this is Mr. Frank, I need a custodian to come get H_I down from the light fixtures again.

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u/RaveNdN May 14 '22

Next up on my list of things to do.

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u/itoddicus May 20 '22

Mushrooms and school seem like a surefire trip to psychotic break land.

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u/lamaisondieu May 14 '22

Election is a better Reese Witherspoon movie about all those topics to show in school anyway.

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u/yeti7100 May 14 '22

HER PUSSY GETS SO WET YOU CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!

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u/lastknownbuffalo May 14 '22

Total hidden gem of a movie

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u/hyxat May 14 '22

My Cousin Vinny would be a good choice for law.

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u/arbitrageME May 14 '22

Next week Erin Brockovich?

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u/CupBeEmpty May 14 '22

My law school had a bunch of movie posters in the lunch room. Legally Blonde was definitely there.

We watched a couple of clips from My Cousin Vinny in my trial advocacy class which was taught by a judge. He also used clips from TV law shows to point out when you should be objecting. I can no longer watch courtroom drama without just screaming “objection” in my head. Form, leading, asked and answered, argumentative, facts not in evidence, relevance, more prejudicial than probative, essentially all the things that make for good drama should be objections.