"Are books your friends?"
I don't believe the information sciences are much like this anymore.
Original article here.
, curiously enough, makes no mention of this brush with fame.
Mark Gregory invented the Buttleopener, which is a bottle opener shaped like a woman's buttocks. Gregory also served as a member of the Williamson County school board in Tennessee, recently rising to become chairman. But the two aspects of his life (buttleopener inventor and school board chairman) have proven to be incompatible. Gregory recently resigned his position as chairman, bowing to pressure from parents who really, really didn't want him involved with the school board. [rawstory.com
Back in 1978, Lidia Mostovy was chosen to deliver the valedictory address at the 99th commencement of Frank H. Morrell High School, so she decided to give it in Latin. Her speech began: "Olim Alexander Magnus dixit: 'Meis parentibus vitam debeo, meis magistris, vitam bonam.'"
She explained that she "wanted to add dignity to the graduation exercises and... draw attention to the high school's Latin program. 'A lot of people ask why take Latin — you're not going to use it. So now I will.'"
Source: The Ukrainian Weekly - June 25, 1978
Since I took Latin throughout high school, and even participated in our high school's Latin play, I'm sympathetic to what she did. And I guess it probably wasn't any more or less boring than any other high school valediction, just because no one could understand it.
I'm never inviting this woman to my house again!
With just a little ingenuity and knowledge about the kids it is still possible to keep order in the classroom. One well read math teacher
in France came up with a real gem that seems to be working for him. Having read all the books in the series he informed the class that he would post 'Game of Thrones' spoilers if order was not maintained. Afterwards there was what one student described as a "religious silence". Well done sir, well done!
Trailer is safe for work. Whole film assuredly not.
What desperate Chinese teachers are resorting to nowadays. The hats would also make a great fashion statement outside school. [via ryot.org
And here's what seems to be an American version of these hats (though the picture looks a little photoshopped):