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Irish people on Twitter are sharing the most important things they learned from Home Ec

There is no school subject that comes in handy more often than Home Ec.

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IF YOU DIDN’T choose Home Ec as a subject in school, it’s safe to say that you missed out, big time. No other class on the Leaving or Junior Cert course will equip you with so many weird facts and useful habits.

This book is probably the most important thing you’ll read over the course of your secondary school education, tbh.

original Source: Kelly Earley

People have been discussing some of the most important things they picked up during their time in the Home Ec room.

From some fairly obvious stuff…

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To some EXTREMELY useful stuff…

We all need to know the sale of goods and supply of services act, as well as not to leave our cans in the freezer for too long.

The kitchen triangle is extremely important for when you’re browsing Daft and trying to get an idea of how inconsiderate a landlord is.

Melted sugar is terrifying and needs to be treated with respect.

You learn so  much about consumer rights…

Everyone needs to learn basic hygiene and a decent skincare routine at some stage. It seems obvious, but there are plenty of people well into their thirties who still haven’t grasped the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant.

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Here’s everything you need to know to protect yourself from the threat of rickets:

Life is so much easier if you adhere to this one rule:

When you are extremely conscious of how a supermarket is laid out, you can save yourself from falling for their tricks to make you spend money. Also, never get the food shopping while hungry.

Be careful with pot handles!!

But of course, there was also plenty of stuff that we’ll never need to know but will never be able to forget because our teachers drilled it into us so much in class.

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Most of us are too scared to attempt making pastry ever again.

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One speck of dirt can destroy your meringue or pavlova.

You can have *too many* vitamins sometimes. It’s unlikely this will happen to most of us, but it’s still a fear in the back of all of our minds now.

Somebody seriously needs to make Home Ec available as a course outside of school for adults who didn’t get the chance to take it as a subject back when they were in school.

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