Click of the Wrist – Back to School

Every season has its unique sights and sounds: gentle rain showers in spring, glistening snow banks in winter, and the swooshing of credit cards at the height of back-to-school season. In honour of all those students?from kindergarten to grad school?here’s a look at some of the stranger aspects of education.

Funny School Excuses

According to this blog, all of these notes excusing students from class were written by actual parents. I don’t know about that, but this one is certainly believable: ?Please excuse Jimmy for being. It was his father’s fault.?

Metaphors in High School Essays

Analogy, simile, or metaphor?they’re all equally hilarious, like this little gem: ?He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was the East River.?

Bad School Photos

These have been up on the Ellen Degeneres site for a while now, but in case you haven’t seen them be prepared for the horror. All I want to know is, who the heck combed that poor kid’s hair?

Youngest College Professor

At 18, Alia Sabur was recognized as the world’s youngest-ever professor, breaking a 300-year-old record set by Colin Maclaurin in 1717.

Ten Worst Student Essay Topics

The assignment was simple enough: compose a 500-word essay on a subject that interests you. Any subject. Bet the professor wasn’t counting on such inspired thinking as ?Fun Things to Do at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.?

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