Okay, I already know a mnemonic device for figuring out Linnean taxonomy: Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Squares (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Speces). I also know a funny one for the major time periods of the Cenozoic: Purple Elephants On My Purple Pajamas (Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene).
Now I need another one. I'm trying to learn the names of the shorter time periods which make up the Mesozoic. I know Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, of course. But there are other, briefer, periods which further divides that time period into more accessable segments. Do any of you out there in Readerland know a helpful mnemonic device for them?
For the curious:
Early Triassic: Induan, Olenekian
Middle Triassic: Anisian, Ladinian
Late Triassic: Carnian, Norian, Rhaetian
Early Jurassic: Hattangian, Sinemurian, Pliensbachian, Toarcian
Middle Jurassic: Aalenian, Bajocian, Bathonian, Callovian
Late Jurassic: Oxfordian, Kimmeridgian, Tithonian
Early Cretaceous: Berriasian, Valanginian, Hauterivian, Barremian, Aptian, Albian
Late Cretaceous: Cenomanian, Turonian, Coniacian, Santonian, Campanian, Maastrichtian
I think I'm screwed.