Archive for the ‘Weird stuff’ Category

Snow Day

Stay off the roads, man.

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Weird.

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Oh, my.

 

If you rearrange and resize the continents, it makes a chicken.

 

You can learn the weirdest stuff on twitter.

 

 

How flea poop defeated Napoleon’s Grande Armee

Even though it’s more directed at AP Euro, this story also hews to our themes of ickiness:
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/pandemics/2012/12/napoleon_march_to_russia_in_1812_typhus_spread_by_lice_was_more_powerful.html

The Northwest Angle and its tangled history

Here is the basic history…

(http://www.answers.com/topic/northwest-angle)

 

Read here for the story of its attempted secession in 1998…

(http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199808/17_radila_angle-m/)

 

And this is just interesting– about border irregularities all over the country: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_irregularities_of_the_United_States

This explains how Missouri got its bootheel and how Kaskaskia, Illinois ended up on OUR side of the Mississippi, among other things.

An Announcement about the ACT deadline for December 8’s Test

The deadline to register for the December 8 ACT is NOVEMBER 9, not the 2nd as it was in the announcements today. I imagine they extended it due to the storm. I checked the actstudent.org website to be sure.

But this doesn’t mean you should put it off…..

Reminders

Remember, the test over 11-13 is tomorrow, and chapter 14 is due on Tuesday.

Stoopid schedule weirdness. I hope y’all did well on the PSAT.

We are all slackers.

Here’s an 8 year old girl from England who has her own business solving people’s problems. Here’s her story: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/8-old-girl-solve-everyday-problems-small-price-182136358.html

Here’s her website: http://i-m.co/eviemouse/problemsolved