Stupid little song to remember foramen

  1. Ok, I just thought I'd share this because I've had a terrible time remembering which foramen which CN pass through. Please forgive my uneven and imperfect meter :chuckle

    :Melody: (sung to the tune of: "I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" from Pirates of Penzance.) ( ) has a midi file if you've never heard it)

    Olfactory nerve it goes through the porous cribriform
    That's the sense that you need to tell you need to clean your dorm
    Number two the optic goes through the same name foramen
    Fissure in the eyes serves three, four five division one and then

    Foramen rotundum it take division five two easily
    Five three then visits the skull through foramen ovale
    Six goes back and travels with number three and company
    It's the sense that makes it possible for you to see
    Seven's great it has two places I must know
    stylomastoid foramen is the very first to go
    then acoustic meatus on the inside if I may say
    those words are hard to fit in the song I made today

    Eight goes with the latter of the two holes from above
    I think songs make this kinda fun don't you my love
    The next three together would be nine ten eleven
    and they all pass through the jugular foramen
    That just leaves us twelve and it's same named like number two
    Don't worry now, I promise that I'm almost through

    Foramens spinosum lacerum and magnum
    carry arteries so surely don't forget 'em.

    I don't know about anyone else, but I can memorize anything if it's set to music :chuckle
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  3. by   kahumai
    OMG! I've never heard that song before and just sat here for like 20 minutes trying to figure it out, which I think I did!!! Thanks a bunch!!!
  4. by   LilPeanut
    Well...I hope you haven't heard it before....I made it up this afternoon to try and help me remember them all *LOL* I can memorize bajillions of song lyrics but I couldn't seem to remember which CN went with which foramen.
  5. by   AKAKatydid
    I love it!! I'm the same way ... if i think of a little song or make a rhyme up I'll remember something... otherwise, I'm a mess! Great JOB, and thanks for sharing with the rest of us !!!
  6. by   kahumai
    If you do another one, you should do it to the tune of like, Gwen Stefani, Usher, or something else that people would know!!! That way, we can practice in the car when it comes on the radio! :chuckle
  7. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from BSNin05
    If you do another one, you should do it to the tune of like, Gwen Stefani, Usher, or something else that people would know!!! That way, we can practice in the car when it comes on the radio! :chuckle

    WHO !?!?!??!?!

    oh....I am 54...hmmmm; that must be it.

  8. by   kahumai
    Quote from NurseFirst
    WHO !?!?!??!?!

    oh....I am 54...hmmmm; that must be it.

    LOL! I suppose anybody would do! Maybe the Beatles??? Doesn't everybody like them? I would listen to that! :chuckle
  9. by   LilPeanut
    Yeah, the problem is, pop music isn't usually timed right to get a lot of information out there. The easiest ones I've found to write little ditties to are Turkey in the Straw and Modern Major General. There are some others that really lend themselves well, and once people hear the tune, they recognize the music.

    The only way I remember my state capitals is through this song from the Animanaics:

    (sung to Turkey in the straw)

    Baton rouge louisiana, indianapolis indiana and columbus is the capital of O HI O
    there's mongomery alabama south of helena montana and there's denver colorado under boise idaho.
    texas has austin then we go north to massachusetts boston and albany new york
    tallahassee florida and washington d.c.
    santa fe new mexico and nashville tennessee (elvis used to hang out there a lot, you know)

    Trenton's in new jersey north of jefferson missouri, you've got richmond in virginia south dakota has pierre
    harrisburg's in pennsylvania and augusta's up in Maine (a) and here is providence rhode island next to dover delaware.
    concord new hampshire, just a quick jaunt to montpelier which is up in vermont
    hartford's in connecticut, so pretty in the fall, kansas has topeka, minnesota has st. paul.

    Juneau's in alaska and there's lincoln in nebraska and it's raliegh out in north carolina and then
    there's madison wisconsin and olympia in washington phoenix arizona and lansing michigan

    Here's honalulu hawaii's a joy, jackson mississippi and springfield illinois
    south carolina with columbia down the way and annapolis in maryland on chesapeake bay (they have wonderful clam chowder)

    cheyenne is in wyoming or perhaps you make your home in salt lake city out in utah where the buffalo roam
    atlanta's down in georgia and there's bismark north dakota and you can live in frankfort in your old kentucky home.
    salem in oregon from there we join little rock in arkansas, iowa's got des moines,
    sacramento california oklahoma and it's city, charleston west viginia and nevada, carson city. That's all the capitals....there are!