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Woman receives 17-figure phone bill

A former teaching assistant was shocked to receive a phone bill for 11,721,000,000,000,000 Euros. The unnamed woman who currently lives in France clai…

Star Trek Book of Opposites

What better way of teaching future Starfleet officers the strange new worlds of opposites than by using illustrations from the greatest sci-fi show ever? David Borgenicht went where no man has gone before with his book: The Star Trek Book of Opposites, published by Quirk Books. NeatoBambino has a peek inside: Link – Thanks Mari [...]

Live "Practice Babies" for "Practice Mothers"

Cornell and other universities once incorporated live babies into their undergraduate teaching programs. Once upon a time, infants were quietly removed from orphanages and delivered to the home economics programs at elite U.S. colleges, where young women were eager to learn the science of mothering. These infants became “practice babies,” living in “practice apartments,” where a [...]

15 Famous People Who Used to Teach

Students, we know you may not be all that ecstatic about seeing your teachers – and the homework they assign – as the school year starts up. Pay attention in class, though; you never know what hidden talents your teachers might have. Just look at all of these famous former teachers: 1. Gene Simmons The tongue-flicking [...]