So here's another "other thread" inspired question. A poster was saying that an interviewer asked her what she would do if a controversial question came up during class (abortion, religion, politics, etc.) Well that reminded me of some of the random questions my students asked me while I student taught. Some where tame (How old are you?) Others were just curious students being nosy (Would you date a Mexican? [Because I speak Spanish, but am not Hispanic]) But the one that took the cake was one of my Spanish 3 kids. I was teaching about baroque art in Hispanic culture and one of my kids out of nowhere asks: "Ms. Each1Teach1, can you get AIDS if you get semen in your eye?" Immediately, I go "What?! " partly because it was such an out there question and partly because my mind was on baroque art. So I respond "Umm...Well I guess it would be possible since AIDS is transmitted via body fluids, but I'm not positive since I'm a Spanish teacher not a sexual health professional. After the lesson I could write you a pass to the nurse, if you'd like." Turns out the student had watched an episode of CSI where a man had shot another man and as a result the shooter got blood in his eye and contracted AIDS which is how he got caught. Still not sure how semen got worked in to the question, but I'm sure I don't want to know either. :unsure: So has a student totally caught you off guard with a cute, questionable, irrelevant question? How did you handle it?