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Memory tricks

You probably already use a few tricks to boost your memory. For example - answer this question in under 4 seconds …


  How many days are there in May?


Did you go through the rhyme '30 days have September, April, June and November, all the rest have 31 except for February …' ?


This type of memory aid is called a mnemonic.


Mnemonics make it easier for your memory to recall information by creating rhymes, sentences or bizarre imagery to jog your memory.

Here are some more . . .


Colours of the rainbow

  Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

Planets (starting with closest to the sun)

  My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets


The seven deadly sins



Ruling houses of England

  No Plan Like Yours To Study History Wisely


Biological classification

  Kings Play Chess On Fine Grain Sand


Maths: Sines and tangents



The five American Great Lakes



Points of the compass

  Never Eat Shredded Wheat



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