You’re in a zoo’s barred enclosure for chimps. There is an unbreakable one foot long plastic tube with 0.5″ diameter strapped vertically to the cell’s bars. The bottom of the tube is sealed, but the top is open. There is a shelled peanut resting on the bottom of the tube. How would you get the peanut out?
Great graphs showing household spending by category, and how consumption spreads faster today than it has in the past hundred years: New York Times Link
More pictures here: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/02/casulo_an_entir.php
Imagine what this guy could have been if he had put that effort of cheating into studying.
John Corcoran graduated from college and taught high school for 17 years without being able to read, write or spell.
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Corcoran later attended Palo Verde High School in Blythe, Calif. He cheated his way through high school, receiving his diploma in June 1956.
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“I couldn’t read words but I could read the system and I could read people,” adds Corcoran.
He stole tests and persuaded friends to complete his assignments. Corcoran earned an athletic scholarship to Texas Western College. He said his cheating intensified, claiming he cheated in every class.
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“When I graduated from the university, the school district in El Paso, where I went to school, gave almost all the college education graduates a job,” said Corcoran.
For 17 years Corcoran taught high school for the Oceanside School District. Relying on teacher’s assistants for help and oral lesson plans, he said he did a great job at teaching his students.”What I did was I created an oral and visual environment. There wasn’t the written word in there. I always had two or three teacher’s assistants in each class to do board work or read the bulletin,” said Corcoran.
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Entire story here: http://www.10news.com/news/15274005/detail.html
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I wanted to recreate the frozen idea, but this time in a larger, more open space. Home Depot had many aisles and multiple floors so you could never see more than a handful of frozen people at a time. At Grand Centralâ€™s enormous Main Concourse, we would be able to see everyone simultaneously. We met in nearby Bryant Park and synchronized our watches. We would freeze at exactly 2:30 PM. A nice mix of people of all ages and races showed up, so we would look like any random sample of New Yorkers before we froze.