One day our professor was discussing a particularly complicated concept. A pre-med student rudely interrupted to ask, “Why do we have to learn this pointless information”

“To save lives.” the professor responded quickly and continued the lecture.

A few minutes later, the same student spoke up again. “So how does physics save lives?” he persisted.

“It keeps the ignoramuses like you out of medical school,” replied the professor.

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Vocabulary Help

  • a few minutes later – alguns minutos mais tarde
  • concept – conceito
  • ignoramuses – ignorant
  • learn (learn, learnt, learnt) – aprender
  • lecture – aula, palestra
  • like you – como você
  • pointless information – informação inútil
  • reply – responder
  • rudely – rudemente, de maneira grosseira
  • save – salvar
  • speak up (speak, spoke, spoken) – falar