In an effort to address the rising trend of illegal drug use, membership in gangs, and violent behavior among students, a new initiative was created in 1983. Started as a joint venture […]
If you have ever wanted a top-level job in the federal government but feel that you don’t have the necessary education or experience, look no further than a spot on the Supreme […]
Due to its portability and ability to be carried during a march to a construction site or a “voluntary” day of hard labor in the fields, the accordion has been a favorite […]
Students who are accepted to Harvard University may pat themselves on the back for overcoming the odds. Only 4.5 percent of all applications are accepted. Workers at Walmart may actually have more […]
Readers of Douglas Adams‘ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy know the answer to life, the universe, and everything is 42. What they may not know is the mathematical formula that will […]
Cambridge University’s Selwyn College has a strict no-dogs rule for its residents. That didn’t stop the master of the college from bringing his Bassett Hound with him; it just required a rather […]
In 2011, particle physicists were flabbergasted when they discovered that neutrinos could apparently travel faster than light, breaking the universal speed limit proposed by Einstein. Their result, alas, was later proven to […]
In 1974, the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis published a paper entitled, “The Unsuccessful Self-Treatment of a Case of ‘Writer’s Block.” Aside from the title and a footnote, the article by Dennis […]
Many of us had a teacher whom we suspected was a witch. In the case of Jim Backus, it was very nearly true.
You might think a diploma would be the main thing a graduate would receive. In Finland, however, at least for those who earn a Ph.D., there are two other important mementos of […]
With the average annual cost of a college education being in excess of $25,000, schools are eager to give plenty of opportunities for students to spend that money. Traditional college degrees in […]
Bonsai trees are tiny and cute. So are kittens. What could be more cute than bonsai kittens? That was the thought behind Bonsaikitten.com, a website launched in late 2000.
Benito Mussolini started out as a school teacher. He soon realized he was unsuited for the job. This was no shock to his students, who conferred a nickname upon their teacher: “The […]
After becoming President of the United States, Ronald Reagan looked back on his years as a student at Eureka College and confessed to being less than a committed scholar. “I let football […]
On February 7, 2017, Vice President Mike Pence became the first Vice President to cast the tie-breaking vote in the US Senate for the confirmation of a cabinet member. Under the terms […]