Maybe it’s just how I learned it, but I know there are still some people who don’t know the difference between a stalactite and a stalagmite. You know, the pointy rocks that make the cave look like a giant toothy mouth that could eat you at any moment?
Here’s how I learned. Stalactites have a C, and therefore are on the ceiling.
Stalagmites have a G, and are on the freaking ground.
That’s how I learned it, and that fact has stuck with me since the second freaking grade. And there are still people my age who get confused. Here’s hoping this clarifies so I can stop correcting stupid people.