John Legend graduated from high school salutatorian of his class and at age 16. He was then accepted to Harvard but turned it down for the University of Pennsylvania where he would graduate. He is also one of only 15 people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award. cnbc.com/2018/09/11/john-…
The July Effect is a perceived increase in the risk of medical errors and surgical complications that occurs in association with the time of year in which United States medical school graduates begin residencies. vox.com/2014/7/13/5893653…
80 to 90 percent of high school graduates in Singapore are myopic. The same is true in China, Taiwan, Japan and South Koreaβ€” all places where kids now spend far more time hunched over a desk or computer than did previous generations. Half the world could need glasses by 2050 dianakwon.com/highlights/…
Dave Thomas, founder and chief executive officer of fast-food restaurant Wendy's, was born to a young unmarried woman he never knew. Thomas also dropped out of high school to work full-time and did not graduate until 1993, when he obtained a GED. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Dr. David W. Hartman is the first blind person to graduate from medical school (since 1872) beyondvisionloss.org/blog…
A University of Georgia graduate founded the school's eventual rival, Georgia Tech en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
The only university that would allow the movie Animal House to film on their campus was the University of Oregon. The Dean of the school had previously refused to allow The Graduate to film there and didn't want to miss another opportunity so he gave them full access without reading the script mentalfloss.com/article/6…
A human being can remain perfectly functional after having an entire cerebral hemisphere removed. One patient completed college, attended graduate school and scored above average on intelligence tests, with literally only half a brain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hem…
To be an alumni that you don't need to actually graduate but instead just have attended the school. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
At Harvard, Native Americans make up almost 2 percent of the student body. Only 67 percent of Native Americans graduate from high school but there are also "more Native American students applying to 12, 15 colleges, including top institutions, and that was never done before” news.harvard.edu/gazette/…
American garbage truck drivers have an average annual salary of $40,000, greater than the nationwide average of $30,000 among all high school graduates money.cnn.com/2016/02/24/…
During the 1920s Liberian President Charles King visited the United States and toured the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama founded by Booker T. Washington. Upon his return to Liberia, President King hired MIT's first African-American graduate, Robert Taylor, to design a similar school in Liberia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
Costco doesn’t hire business school graduates. washingtonmonthly.com/201…
Scientists say schools in China should further increase outdoor time, including recesses, in order to reduce the risk of near-sightedness. In some parts of China, 90 per cent of high school graduates have nearsightedness cbc.ca/news/health/nearsi…
George Carlin attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx with Regis Philbin, Martin Scorsese, and Don DeLillo. However, he did not graduate because he was expelled. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Today I learned of the Central Women's Sniper Training School in Soviet Russia, which had over 1,000 graduates during WWII en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
Self-made millionaire Harris Rosen adopted a Florida neighborhood called Tangelo Park, cut the crime rate in half, and increased the high school graudation rate from 25% to 100% by giving everyone free daycare and all high school graduates scholarships pegasus.ucf.edu/story/ros…
The US Military Academy at West Point was originally founded as a school of engineering, and was the only engineering school in the US until 1824, USMA produced 'graduates who gained recognition for designing the bulk of the nation's initial railway lines, bridges, harbors and roads'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Eleven presidents, or 25 %, were not college graduates. Van Buren left school at 14, but he got an early start on law and politics. Lincoln received less than a year of formal education washingtonexaminer.com/a-…
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…
The majority of Ballou High School’s 2017 graduating class missed more than six weeks of school, even though it received national attention because every graduate was accepted to college. The school is in one of Washington, D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods and struggled for years npr.org/sections/ed/2017/…
That, in 1978, a Stanford PhD student murdered his advisor with a sledgehammer after being told that he would never get a doctorate after 19 years in graduate school. murderpedia.org/male.S/s/…
Today I learned of Paul Alexander, one of the last few Polio survivors. He's confined to an Iron Lung and paralyzed from the neck down, yet managed to graduate from law school and wrote his memoir using only his mouth. youtube.com/watch?v=gplA6…
Since 2015 students in North Carolina have to know CPR to graduate high school. schoolcpr.com/requirement…
American disability rights advocate Haben Girma is the first deafblind graduate (J.D. 2013) of Harvard Law School. She has also enjoyed participating in physical activities including surfing, rock climbing, kayaking, cycling, and dancing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hab…
Only 64.4% of American law school graduates are employed at a job that requires a law degree and bar passage. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
19% of high school graduates in the US can't read above a basic level. statisticbrain.com/number…
Self-made millionaire Harris Rosen adopted a Florida neighborhood called Tangelo Park, cut the crime rate in half, and increased the high school graudation rate from 25% to 100% by giving everyone free daycare and all high school graduates scholarships pegasus.ucf.edu/story/ros…
A Canadian University allowed its law school graduates to change the name of their degree from LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) to J.D. (Juris Doctor) for a fee of $102, following a convention change in 2008/2009 allard.ubc.ca/conversion-…
John Forbes Nash (of A Beautiful Mind fame) was admitted to graduate school on the strength of a one sentence recommendation letter from his advisor that read "This man is a genius". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
There is a premier school of nannying where graduates learn about everything from communication, to nutrition for children, and the importance of confidentiality. The Nanny to Prince William and Dutchess Kate is a Norland Nanny. norland.ac.uk/agency/
Edward Norton's first film role ever earned him an Oscar nomination. He is also a Yale graduate that never went to an acting school. biography.com/people/edwa…
Neil DeGrasse Tyson considered becoming a male stripper to make money during graduate school. When he visited the club, the dancers came out with lighter fluid soaked jockstraps and set them ablaze while dancing to "Great Balls of Fire." He chose math tutoring instead. washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…
A number of studies have shown that teenagers who abstain from sex are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college than their sexually active peers. However, it is unclear whether this association represents a causal relationship or can be explained by unmeasured heterogeneity ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The President of the University of Oregon missed out on having "The Graduate" filmed at the school in 1967. Not wanting to make the same mistake again, he allowed for another movie to be filmed there around a decade later. That movie was "Animal House". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
Not only did Conan O'Brien graduate Harvard, his father is a Harvard Medical School professor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Gary Steven Krist, the man convicted of kidnapping Barbara Jane Mackle in 1968 and keeping her in a ventilated coffin underground for 83 hours, was paroled after serving just 10 years of his life sentence. He went on to graduate from medical school and work as a physician in rural Indiana. enquirer.com/editions/200…
Nigerians make up less than 1 percent of the black population in the United States, yet make up one-quarter of the black students at Harvard Business School; over a fourth of Nigerian-Americans have a graduate or professional degree, as compared with only about 11 percent of whites. nytimes.com/2014/01/26/op…
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…
The average American child eats 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he/she graduates high school. nationalpeanutboard.org/t…
A study by the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine using a randomized double-blind trial with sensory evaluation using discrimination testing found that freezing raw fish did not ruin sushi's taste. cid.oxfordjournals.org/co…
In Luxembourg you must be trilingual (French, German, Luxembourgish) to graduate secondary school migrationpolicy.org/artic…
More students at University of Phoenix, ITT Institute schools default on their student loans than graduate usatoday.com/story/news/n…
In 1969, the Woodstock concert was filmed for a documentary by a group of recent graduates from the NYU film school. A 26-year-old assistant director watched the show from a raised platform, never able to get away for food or to use the bathroom for three days. He was Martin Scorcese. commondreams.org/view/200…
Today I learned about John Corcoran, who could only read at a second-grade level until age 48 and yet was able to graduate from high school and college, and to work as a high school teacher and real estate developer without being discovered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
James Franco simultaneously attended graduate school at Columbia, NYU, Brooklyn College, and Warren Wilson College. He is currently a pursuing a PhD in English at Yale. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
19% of high school graduates in the US can't read huffingtonpost.com/2013/0…
The average debt load for US law school graduates is now over $100,000. Faced with a dismal job market, many graduates are unable to find work or settle for non legal jobs ideas.time.com/2013/03/11…
George Carlin attended the same high school as Martin Scorsese and Regis Philbin, but didn't graduate because he was expelled. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
You do not have to be a lawyer or a graduate of law school to be a supreme court justice. supremecourt.gov/faq.aspx…

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