After the Scarecrow gets his diploma in The Wizard of Oz, he recites the Pythagorean theorem incorrectly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sca…
EDS lost a 2010 court case because their star witness, a senior EDS executive, bought his Masters degree from an online diploma mill. The opposing lawyer signed his dog up for the same degree, and the dog graduated with a higher score than the EDS executive. The judge ruled against EDS. itnews.com.au/news/key-ed…
The fourth-place through eighth-place finishers in an Olympic final event do not receive medals, but they do get paper β€œOlympic diplomas.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oly…
In 41 states, parents without high school diplomas or GEDs are permitted to homeschool their children living.thebump.com/can-pa…
Jennifer Lawrence dropped out of middle school and holds neither a high school diploma nor a GED. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jen…
Students at Columbia College are required to pass a swimming test before receiving their diploma, in addition to its rigorous Core Curriculum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Dick Van Dyke dropped out of high school during his senior year in 1944 to join the military. He went on to earn his diploma in 2004 at the age of 78. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dic…
All diplomas earned by graduates of Gallaudet, university for the deaf, are signed by the presiding President of the United States. gallaudet.edu/about/histo…
Anita Hemmings was the first African-American female to graduate from Vassar College. She did this by pretending to be spanish, however she was discovered the day before graduation. She still received her diploma. vq.vassar.edu/issues/2002…
Colby Nolan, a cat, was granted an MBA from Trinity Southern University of Texas in 2004 as part of an investigation to uncover the school as a diploma mill metaphoricalplatypus.com/…
Alexandre Vattemare, who created the first cultural exchange system between public libraries and museums, was a ventriloquist who trained as a surgeon, but was refused a diploma after making cadavers seem to speak during surgical exercises. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Computer Science Tripos at Cambridge evolved out of the Diploma in Computer Science, the world's first taught course in computer science, which started in 1953 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
The certificate behind Michael Scott in The Office is not a degree/diploma, but a certificate of authenticity for a counterfeit "Seyko" timepiece. tvguide.com/news/office-q…
Zdeno ChΓ‘ra, the 6' 9" tall captain of the Boston Bruins, speaks seven different languages, has a financial planning diploma from Algonquin College, and holds a license allowing him to sell real estate in the State of Massachusetts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zde…
Immediately after the Scarecrow gets his diploma in The Wizard of Oz, he states a mathematical formula which is factually incorrect. blog.computationalcomplex…
Today I learned of John R Brinkley, an American fraudster with a degree from a diploma mill, who became known as the "goat-gland doctor" through surgical insertion of goat testicles into humans to cure impotence legendsofamerica.com/john…
High school students at a New York school can enter a special program during the summer prior to the start their tenth grade year and earn up to 60 credits in order to graduate with a high school diploma and associates degree en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hos…
82.8 percent of U.S. military officers in 2010 had at least a bachelor’s degree, compared to 29.9 percent of the general population. 93.6 percent of enlisted soldiers had at least a high school diploma, compared to 59.5 percent of America. facethefactsusa.org/facts…
Today I learned of Arthur Currie, who despite only possessing a high school diploma and working other jobs early on, rose up the ranks from the bottom to be a Canadian General, leading troops in WWI, and later became vice-chancellor of McGill University. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
The only Western academic degree displayed by North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in his official residence, the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, was a doctorate degree from Kensington University, a "distance learning" diploma mill shut down in 2003 by a court order en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Billy Joel received his high school diploma at age 43. In 1967 he was playing at a piano bar to help his mother make ends meet which interfered with his attendance, causing him to miss a crucial English exam. Decades later he completed the work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz got the Pythagorean Theorem wrong after the Wizard gave him his diploma. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyt…
There is a high school in Philadelphia that is allowed to confer degrees as well as high school diplomas. Some graduates are granted a Bachelor of Arts at graduation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
Mark Wahlberg dropped out of high school in 9th grade, but received his diploma at age 42 to set an example for his kids newsfeed.time.com/2013/09…
In the United States you do not have to have a formal education (HS diploma) to be a Jury member. uscourts.gov/services-for…
In Maricopa County, Arizona you can earn credit towards a high school diploma by volunteering for a chain gang. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Mark Wahlberg, a high school dropout, got his diploma at the age of 42 to set an example for his kids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
J. Cole graduated college in 2007, but didn't receive his diploma until 8 years later because he owed money for a library book he never paid for. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
The top 8 participants in Olympic events go home with an Olympic Diploma en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oly…
The African immigrant population has the highest educational attainment of any group in the United States with a college diploma rate double that of native-born white Americans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afr…
In the UK, a Doctor who becomes a surgeon takes the title of Mr instead of Dr, because until the mid 19th Century, surgeons did not need to go to university. Instead they were apprentices to other surgeons, then took an exam which gave them a diploma.. not a doctorate. rcseng.ac.uk/patient-care…
Steve Wozniak enrolled at UC Berkeley under the name Rocky Raccoon Clark to avoid attention. It is the name on his diploma. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Billy Joel pursued a music career when he realized he wasn’t going to graduate high school at the end of his senior year. As he recounted, "If I'm not going to Columbia University, I'm going to Columbia Records, and you don't need a high school diploma over there." Columbia ended up signing him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Nobel prize laureate receives a diploma, a gold medal and a cheque worth 10 million Swedish kronor ($1.5 million, 1.0 million euros) alarabiya.net/articles/20…
Jaime Heyneman has a degree in Russian linguistics and Adam Savage received only his high school diploma. popularmechanics.com/cult…
The Native American student denied diploma for wearing tribal feather at graduation. newsone.com/2533086/chels…
A child murderer in germany was given 3000€ because he was verbaly threatened by a cop to reveal the location of a 11 year old boy suffocating in a ditch at the time. He sued with the help of a state-financed law diploma he made while in jail and won. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
In 1971, only 57% of American adults had a high school diploma. pewsocialtrends.org/2012/…
In the burial place of Kim Il-sung; along with other "gifts and awards he received around the world" is a degree from Kensigton University, a US diploma mill en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kum…
The United States is a diploma mill haven from a global viewpoint. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dip…
In order to detect diploma mills and develop cases against them, animals are often used as fraudulent applicants for degrees as a measure of authenticity en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/L…
78 percent of American women (interviewed between 2006 and 2010) with at least a bachelor’s degree had made it to their 20th anniversary as compared to 41 percent of women with only a high school diploma. vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/…
Rapper J Cole, who graduated from St. John's University magna cum laude in 2007, did not receive his diploma till 2015 due to an unpaid library fine. villagevoice.com/music/j-…
In Australia, it is a criminal offense to call an institution a university, or issue univ degrees, without federal/state authorization. In the US, there is no federal law that would unambiguously prohibit diploma mills - the term "university" is not legally protected on a national level. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dip…
Bob Hope, despite never having graduated high school, was awarded 58+ honorary doctorates and at the age of 87 received an honorary high school diploma. bobhope.com/BobBio9.htm
Mark Wahlberg obtained his high school diploma in June 2013, at the age of 41 people.com/people/article…
The first medical schools to issue academic degrees and diplomas were the teaching Bimaristan (Hospitals) of the medieval Islamic world. Its certain cultures around the world that denies education to women and children, not the religion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc…
In the US, coroners are elected, with minimum qualification in many jurisdictions being high school diploma. Several coroners offices don't have proper access to basic facilities like refrigerators, X-ray machines, etc. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl…

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