Note to teachers: When the class is covering the country of Bhutan, be careful what you have your students Google. One educator is in hot water for telling kids to search “Symbols of Bhutan,” thinking that “they would see a lot of dragons, which is the national symbol for Bhutan.”
Nope, it’s just a bunch of dicks.
“For the Bhutanese, the phallus protects, aids fertility, and challenges the human ego,” according to author Kharma Choden, and these good-luck cocks are painted on the sides of buildings to ward away evil. Try using that excuse the next time you send a dick pic!
The teacher—who posted their story on Reddit’s infamous Today I Fucked Up board, a forum focused on personal humiliation—said they have received three angry emails and one phone call from parents overnight, and that they must now speak to the principal about the assignment. Still, we can probably guarantee that these are not the first penises your average high schooler has seen—though certainly they’re the most artistic.
Perhaps the teacher should have their students look up symbols of vagina worship, just to even things out.
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