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March 21, 2009

LOTD for March 21

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 12:18 am

Schools have had problems with fidgety kids for decades…but some schools have found that having them sit on rubber stability balls instead of chairs improves student attention and posture:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29553577/

79-year-old woman got a recruiting letter (FedEx Priority Overnight) asking her to join the Marines:
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Some people in Iowa do not like that the Department of Elder Affairs has been renamed the Department of Aging…DOA is a *bad* acronym for a department that deals with the elderly!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29514687/

Some Department of State staffer really messed up, so Hillary Clinton planed to present the Russian Foreign Minister a button labeled “reset” in Russian, but it instead said “overcharge”!
http://news.aol.com/article/clinton-reset-button-wrong/373681

Phish hadn’t given a concert in awhile, but their fans showed up in force for their reunion concert…and so did the police, who arrested 194 Phish fans and confiscated $1.2 million in drugs:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090309/ap_en_ot/phish_fan_arrests

Article about how highly educated immigrants have done so much in the US in the tech field, but now they can work in their home countries or other more immigrant-friendly countries like India, China, and Canada. It is amazing that between 1995 and 2005, half of the startups in Silicon Valley were founded by immigrants!
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/points/stories/DN-wadha_15edi.State.Edition1.1988fdb.html

Turning our clock forward once per year results in a 5% higher chance of heart attack in the week that follows the time change, probably due to the sleep deprivation due to the time change:
http://lowerbloodpressurecheap.com/daylight-savings-time-increases-heart-attack-risk

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