Many tricks are available to help you keep track of that information that you don’t really need to keep readily at hand in the front part of the brain, but may be nice situated back there in the darker corners along with the name of that big kid that picked on you in third grade and the title of that song that that was playing on the radio when you had your when that jerk driving the Camaro ran into you. Technically, a device to recall something from your memory is a mneomic device. You can just call these memory-makers, if you’d like.
Roberta Flack Loves Flying Donkeys, But Hates Little Dog Footprints.
This is a mnemonic device for those who have occasion to remember the Biblical plagues cast upon Egypt. It is hard to keep track of all those Biblic plagues, what with the frogs and locusts and such. Keeping in mind Roberta Flack’s animal habits can actually help you with this task should the occasion arise: Rivers of blood, Frogs, Lice,
Flies, Disease, Boils, Hail, Locusts, Darkness, Firstborn.
Seven Zillion Loosely Arranged Marriages Had Problems Holding Together Artfully Constructed Rationalizations
Retrieving the names of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World can certainly come in handy if you ever get on Jeopardy, but even if you don’t, you may be able to make a buck here or there. If a bar bet isn’t in your future, you can at least surprise people with your unexpected wealth of trivia. Simply by remembering this mnemonic device. If you can remember that little ditty, you can put it together to bring forth the actual Seven Wonders of the World: State of Zeus, Lighthouse of Alexandria, Mausoleum of Hallicarnassus, Pyramids, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Tempe of Artemis, Colossus of Rhodes
Never Attract Young Yellow Creatures Living Among Ailing Irish Monkeys
Here is a menomic device that comes in handy during geography classes of if you ever find yourself on Jeopardy or Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Use the cautionary advice in the mnemonics to remember the longest rivers in the world: Nile, Amazon, Yangtze, Yellow (that’s an obvious one), Congo, Lena, Amur, Irtysh and Mekong.
Obviously, People From Texas Eat Squirrels
This is a key to memorizing the bones found in the head: Occiptal, Parietal, Frontal, Temporal, Ethmoid and Sphenoid.
Kate before Anne and Jane before Anne and Kate and Kate Once More
Put this little ditty to the music of your choice and you know you’ll get as least once question right on your British history test. This device is for remembering the tragic wives of Britain’s King Henry the VIII. Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr.