The two-and-a-half-month summer vacation that kids get was a mid-19th century compromise between rural school districts, which had children who needed to help out on the family farm, and urban districts, which often dealt with extreme heat in the summer.
The internet has been having a lot of fun with the Mars Curiosity Rover landing. There were a whole bunch of memes. And, of course, there’s mohawk guy Bobak Ferdowsi, who’s successfully bridged the gap between geek and punk.
But the real fun is going to begin when we start to getting hold of more of the photos and videos Curiosity is going to beam back to earth.
While receiving a formal education is the recommended path to success in the United States, plenty of people have made comfortable lives for themselves by relying on the skills they were able to acquire outside a classroom setting.
So does this mean “street smarts” are as important as “book smarts?”
Residents of Toad Suck, Arkansas have long had to explain their unusual town name. At least now they can add to the explanation that they have been recognized as having the “most unfortunate” town name in America.
Between falling stock prices, continued privacy concerns and an admission that a good chunk of its profiles are fake, Facebook has had a rough few months. But before you drop your Facebook account, consider this: employers may view potential hires who aren’t on the social network as suspicious.
It can be a pain to travel with kids. It’s one thing when it’s your own rugrat bopping around in their seat and harassing you about arrival times and quite another when the little rascal belongs to someone else.
To help fuel his way to a record Olympic 18 gold medals, swimmer Michael Phelps eats over 12,000 calories a day while training and competing. Presumably, Phelps doesn’t wolf down all of these calories in one sitting.
Furious Pete, a competitive eater and YouTube personality, most certainly did consume over 12,000 calories in one giant meal.
Thoughts about an early death can make a person anxious or depressed. Now, a new study has found that anxiety and depression are among the psychological disorders that seem to contribute to early deaths. Talk about a vicious cycle.
It was none other than Dave Chappelle, and Freebass started chatting with the comic legend around midnight. The conversation just kept flowing and when last call was came at 2 AM Chappelle suggested that he, Freebass and a couple other randoms make their way to a nearby hookah bar / Middle Eastern restaurant.
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