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Teacher threatens kids with Game of Thrones spoilers if they won’t shut up

A Belgian high school math teacher has used an extraordinary new way to control his classroom. When his large classroom was getting rowdy, the teacher threatened to name all the characters killed in the story of the HBO show Game of Thrones, in chronological order. How did he know who dies? “Well, I’ve read all the books. If there is too much noise again, I will write the names of the dead on the board,” he threatened.

Ignoring his threat, the classroom refused to quiet down. So the teacher started writing names on the board, along with how they died. And then the room quieted down.

“They [the dead] are enough to fill the whole year and I can even describe how they die,” he said. Problem solved.


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