Third grade math.
I had just made a list of Roman numerals on the board.
"Those are the Super Bowl Numbers!" shouted one football-frenzied student from the back.
I concurred. But explained that is not where they came from nor is it all they are used for. I described the origin of Roman numerals and all the ways we use them today. Wrapping up my explanation, I thought I had been fairly clear, and was ready to move on.
That was, however, before a blonde gal from the front raised her hand to ask a very sincere question:
"So...do you mean like Ramen Noodles?"
Maybe we should start over...