Mnemonics

Greek: mnēmonikós - of, relating to memory

"A device, such as a verse or formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering concepts. Named for Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory in Greek mythology, mnemonics are also called memoria technica. The principle is to create in the mind an artificial structure that incorporate unfamiliar ideas or, especially, a series of dissociated ideas by themselves are difficult to remember. Ideally, the structure is designed so that its parts are mutually suggestive."

Mnemonic device

"Kings Play Cards On Fat Green Stools"
"Kings Play Chess On Funny Green Squares"
"Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach"
"King Phillip Came Over For Great Spaghetti"
"King Philip Can Only Find Green Slippers"
"Kingfish, Pickerel, Catfish Over Flowed God's Seas"
"Kevin’s Poor Cow Only Feels Good Sometimes"
"King Phillip Cried Out For Good Soup"
"Kings Play Chess On Fine Gold Silk"
"King Philip Came Over For Good Spaghetti"
"King Phillip Could Only Find Green Socks"
"Killer Penguins Crawl On Frozen Glacial Shores"
"Kings Play Chess On Fine-Grained Sand"
"Killer Protists Crawl On Fuzzy Green Slides"

Explanation

Classification:
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species


Mnemonic device

"Red on yellow kill a fellow"
"Red on black friend of jack"

Explanation

Coral Snake or King Snake?

Eastern Coral Snake: related to Cobras, highly venomous.
Description:
- Wide red and black bands with a yellow stripe between them.
- The red bands are usually spotted with black.
- Bands encircle the body, continuing on the belly.
- Bands: Yellow-Red-Yellow-Black-Yellow-Red ...
- The snout is blunt and black.
- The head is black from top of snout to just behind the ears.
- V-Scales are smooth and shiny.

Scarlet King Snake: non-venomous.
Description:
- Wide red bands, separated by wide black bands.
- Every pair of black bands has a narrow yellow stripe between them.
- Bands encircle the body, continuing on the belly.
- Bands: Yellow-Black-Red-Black-Yellow-Black ...
- The snout is red and pointed.
- Scales are smooth.


Mnemonic device

"Ordinarily Careless Crappers Are Also Frivolous About Urination"

Explanation

Urea Cycle:
Ornithine, Carbomyl phosphate, Citrulline, Aspartate, Arginino succinate, Fumarate, Arginine, and UREA.


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