High priced college textbooks bundled with “access codes” that expire at the end of the semester largely force students to buy books at retail prices at campus bookstores and render the texts worthless in the resale market. Nearly four in 10 college courses bundle their texts with access codes.
A university student was trying to research ways to help turtles cross roads safely, so he placed a fake turtle in a road to observe driver behavior. Disturbingly, he found that six percent of people deliberately went out of their way to hit the turtle.
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.
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.