In our childhood, we learn many interesting things that we often forget with age although they can be very useful in our life. It is really sad that these wonderful tricks turned into so-called "grandma’s advice". This knowledge should be passed on from generation to generation.

For example, you might find it useful to remember the determination of approximate time before sunset, the determination of the lunar phase, the way of memorizing things or counting how many days are in a month. Most of us learned all these tricks in our childhood but kids today do not know about this stuff.

Do you want to go back to your childhood for one day? That is not a problem. We collected 8 easily forgotten tricks from your childhood that you should remember. Scroll down, it is gonna be interesting!

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#1. The determination of the approximate time until sunset

Cross your fingers and place your hand to make the sun "lie" at the level of your forefinger. Then count the space between your fingers and horizon line. Each finger shows fifteen minutes till sunset.

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#2. Determining the number of days in the month

Clench your fist and count the months on your knuckles. One month is considered to be every knuckle bump and gap. If a certain month is on the knuckle bump, it means that this month consists of 31 days. If it is on the gap, it means that this month consists of 30 or fewer days.

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#3. The determination of lunar phase

It is very easy to teach your kid that trick! The letter "C" means a waning moon while the letter "D" means a waxing moon.

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#4. The way of memorizing things without any difficulties

If you want to memorize Roman numerals, you should learn this phrase “Мy Dear Сat Loves Хtra Vitamins Intensely”. Look at the first letter of each word as it indicates Roman numbers in descending order.

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#5. The way of measuring things without a ruler

You are able to use your fingers to measure any objects. The middle distance between your thumb and your forefinger is 18 cm, while the distance between your thumb and your smallest finger is 20 cm. This information is not completely accurate but it is good for the measurement of large objects.

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