Some might consider this cruel and unusual punishment, but a teacher in Belgium reportedly discovered one quick way to get his class to settle down: By ruining the plot of a beloved TV series.
The story has been making the rounds online, although it's hard to verify: According to French chat board DansTonChat, in a thread picked up by Belgian outlet Nieuwsblad, it all started with a professor at a Belgian university wanting his students to quiet down. When they refused to do so, he asked who watched the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones," considered by some longtime TV watchers to be one of the best shows ever.
The professor then noted that he had read all the books, and that if students didn't simmer down, he'd start writing out on the classroom board the names of all the characters that die. Apparently, according to the anonymous commenter, that did the trick, and the class quieted down.