Category: student

Korean college students once protested against the amount of air…

Korean college students once protested against the amount of air in potato chip packets by building a raft out of them and sailing across a river.

Guinness Book of World Records has refused to validate any…

Guinness Book of World Records has refused to validate any attempt at the world record for the longest time spent awake, believing that it’s dangerous to human health. The current record is 264 hours or around 11 days, which was set by a high school student as a science project.

David Letterman created a scholarship for the average “C…

David Letterman created a scholarship for the average “C student,” recognizing that it’s not all about marks, some are extraordinary and amazing in other ways.

More than two-thirds of teenagers in the U.S. are…

More than two-thirds of teenagers in the U.S. are sleep-deprived. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention urged that schools should not open before 8:30 a.m.

Early coffee shops in England were frequented by students,…

Early coffee shops in England were frequented by students, philosophers, and other intellectuals who engaged in reasoned debate on the latest issues of the day. The shops charge a penny for admission and were dubbed “Penny Universities” for the alternative form of education they offered.

Photo : british-history.ac.uk

There’s a university in Sweden where students let out primal…

There’s a university in Sweden where students let out primal screams at exactly 10 p.m. each night. The Flogsta Scream occurs every night at 10 p.m. when university students living in Uppsala’s Flogsta neighborhood stop what they’re doing and let out a collective scream from their windows, balconies, and rooftops to help blow off steam and ease the stresses of college life.

Photo : Pythe1337N / Elinnea / wikimedia

Students who write notes longhand remember more and have a…

Students who write notes longhand remember more and have a deeper understanding of the material than those take notes with a laptop.

Ph.D. students display twice as many symptoms of psychiatric…

Ph.D. students display twice as many symptoms of psychiatric disorders such as depression than other people.

Many schools in Japan require students to have black hair. Those…

Many schools in Japan require students to have black hair. Those with other hair colors are often pressured to dye their hair by a rule intended to prohibit dying of hair.

Photo : AP Photo/Markus Schreiber via qz.com

A teenager fooled an entire school, multiple police officers,…

A teenager fooled an entire school, multiple police officers, and a car dealership into believing that he was the youngest state representative ever. He was escorted to a school, given a tour, and spoke to the high school students about being involved in politics.