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Interview with Randall Munroe

Surely, you’ve seen his comics xkcd on the web before and perhaps you’ve seen his new site What If, where Randall pondered things like what would happen if [...]

Is It Unprofessional for a College Professor to Breastfeed During Class?

One morning, American University anthropology professor Adrienne Pine found her baby daughter sick with a fever. Consequently, she was unable to leave the child at day care. It was the first day of the semester and Pine didn’t want to miss class. So she brought the baby to class and, at one point during her [...]

Facts About Every Student From the 30th Story of Wayside School

Louis Sachar’s Sideways Stories From Wayside School series is still a favorite of elementary-age kids, 34 years after the first book hit the shelves. Each of the three books features 30 chapters — one for each floor of the Wayside School building — and each chapter (usually) features one student. Here are a few facts [...]

The Gene Simmons Volkswagen Beetle

You’re a person of style, class and distinction. You stand out in a crowd. This stately modified 1970 Volkswagen Beetle is the car for you. I’m not sure what the wig is made of, but I’d guess that it’s real human hair. Link -via Jalopnik

Dear Einstein, Do Scientists Pray?

  Image: Life In 1936, sixth grader Phyllis wrote a letter to Albert Einstein on behalf of her Sunday school class. She asked the famous scientists whether scientists pray: My dear Dr. Einstein, We have brought up the question: Do scientists pray? in our Sunday school class. It began by asking whether we could believe in both science and religion. We are [...]

The Swine N’ Cheese Sandwich

This Insanewich brings a touch of class to a common sandwich. It’s ham, salami, capaccolo, pancetta and various cheeses served in an elegant, if awkward manner. This one is paired with a Barolo — an Italian red wine. Link -via That’s Nerdalicious!

Richard Branson Ice Cubes

The only place you’ll get the pleasure of drinking a beverage filled with ice cubes shaped in the likeness of Richard Branson is in the new Upper Class Cabin section of Virgin Atlantic Airlines. Which is kind of a step up from First Class, I guess. But even if you never fly in such rarefied [...]

Why Are We Fascinated by the Titanic?

(YouTube link) The ocean liner Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, 100 years ago today. You’ve noticed the internet seems to be obsessed with this historic event, and Neatorama is no exception. In an extensive article at The New Yorker, we see how the story of the Titanic became entrenched in 20th-century culture, and several reasons [...]

A Well Educated Vandal

All those long hours in biology class finally paid off in this one glorious moment! Via Wooster Collective

Interesting College Courses at Sweet 16 Schools

Sweet Sixteen schools are obviously pretty good at basketball (this year, anyway). But they’re also pretty good at coming up with interesting classes that have students clamoring to enroll. Check out some of the unusual past and present offerings in the Sweet 16. University of Florida: Lightning Research Laboratory. Students and researchers basically spend their summer [...]