Category:
Education

Anti-Cheating Hats

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):

Posted By: Alex - Mon Aug 26, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Education, Headgear

Baths, and How to Take Them

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Entire small pamphlet here. Learn what you've been doing wrong.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 02, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Body, Education, Hygiene, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, Nineteenth Century

McGyver Emergency Power plus two bonus hacks!!

When you need power and can't get it -- remember this hack.



Some other cool stuff at the website:

Fire-starting


pee

There are even instructions (in two parts) on how to build your own AC stick-welder from an old microwave.



Let's Weld!! (Horseshoe puzzle at the end)



I love what you can learn on the internet!!

Posted By: gdanea - Tue Apr 30, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Education

Interstate Poultry School

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"Interstate poultry husbandry?" That could get you ten to twenty years in prison nowadays!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 17, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Agriculture, Animals, Education, 1920s

Pistol-packing Teacher

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I'm very proud this incident is part of my home state's history.

From The New York Times for January 12, 1923.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 15, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Confusion, Misunderstanding, and Incomprehension, Education, 1920s, Alcohol

1970s Youth Documentary



If the clothes and talk and scenes in this film do not send you on a magical mystery tour, your next hit of acid is free!

PS: that guy in the first few minutes with the WASP fro and beard-no-stache and glasses--I have pictures of myself looking exactly like that!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Nov 10, 2012 - Comments (10)
Category: Education, Fads, Fashion, Juvenile Delinquency, Teenagers, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1970s

The Brick Testament

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The Bible as a series of Lego dioramas.

Home page.

Further info.

Thanks to pal Denny Lien.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 17, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Eccentrics, Education, Religion, Toys, Outsider Art

The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Deaths

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Once upon a time, there was a kindly old lady who specialized in creating gruesome murder dioramas. Her name was Frances Glessner Lee, and her little scenes went on to educate criminologists for decades.

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Follow the link for a whole book about her.



Posted By: Paul - Tue May 08, 2012 - Comments (8)
Category: Crime, Death, Eccentrics, Education, Toys, 1940s, 1950s

Cranberry Tour



Wooden bridge inspection. Arrow dipping. All pinnacles of monotony and boredom. Does the student-led cranberry tour measure up to these high standrards?

You decide!

Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 17, 2012 - Comments (2)
Category: Boredom, Education, Regionalism, Farming, Documentaries

Art School

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This ad was a trap! If you were able to replicate this insane bird, you received a visit from the men in white coats with butterfly nets, not art teachers.

Original ad here. (Scroll down.)

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 14, 2012 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Art, Education, Brain Damage

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