Today I learned of Paul ErdΕ‘s, a Hungarian mathematician who had a lifestyle of living out of a suitcase and traveling as a lecturer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Students and lecturers at the University of Plymouth left a computer keyboard in the enclosure of six Celebes crested macaques in Paignton Zoo in Devon in England for a month. had only succeeded in partially destroying the machine, using it as a toilet and mostly typed the letter, "s" news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/30139…
One of mathematician John von Neumann's lecturers said "Johnny was the only student I was ever afraid of. If in the course of a lecture I stated an unsolved problem, the chances were he'd come to me at the end of the lecture with the complete solution scribbled on a slip of paper." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The Syndey Opera House is considered one of the worst project managerment failures of our time. It was 10 years late, 14 times over budget, the architect never saw it completed and the project manager never worked on another project in his career (he became a lecturer at Hawaii Uni) eoi.es/blogs/cristinagarc…
Professor Roland Oliver's research showed that there was no academic study of African history, only the study of Europeans in Africa. Oliver later became lecturer in the tribal history of East Africa at SOAS, marking the beginnings of the contemporary academic field of African history soas.ac.uk/research/our_r…
Paul Stamets -- an inventor, mycologist, public lecturer, explorer, holder of EIGHT patents, *and* discoverer of four entire brand new species of mushrooms -- has worked with the Pentagon to develop a cure for Tuberculosis and other diseases -- using mushrooms! mashable.com/feature/paul…
In an experiment, students who used laptops had substantially worse understanding of the lecture than those who did not. The researchers hypothesized the lecturer’s words flowed right to the students’ fast typing fingers without processing in their brains cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/sit…
The lead singer of the punk band Bad Religion has degrees in biology and geology from UCLA, and a PhD in Zoology from Cornell. He is a frequent lecturer at UCLA pastemagazine.com/article…
Grosse Pointe Blank writer Tom Jankiewicz wrote it after receiving his own school reunion invite. He was a substitute teacher and cashier. It was his only work that ever got produced. He died aged 49 at a Q&A about the film that he had been invited to by a university lecturer that morning. dailybulletin.com/general…
In the 1940s at Oxford, Professor JRR Tolkien was generally considered the most boring lecturer around, teaching the most boring subject known to man, Anglo-Saxon philology and literature, in the most boring way imaginable. newyorker.com/arts/critic…
Today I learned of Hiroshi Komiyama, who finished a study and a PhD, then got hired as an assistant professor, became a lecturer, then a professor, then the head of the Engineering Department, then the vice president and then the president, all at the same university. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hir…
The famous Kohima War Memorial epitaph ("When you go home, tell them of us and say, For their tomorrow, we gave our today") was one of 12 written by a lecturer during WWI to help people have something suitable to write on the graves of the loved ones they lost in the war militaryhonors.sid-hill.u…
Charles Dickens and his wife had ten children between them: two writers, one painter, one Army officer, one Navy officer, one police officer, one lecturer, one barrister, one politician, and one who unfortunately died young. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
There is a widespread myth that says people of the middle (dark) ages thought the world was flat. "In fact, lecturers in the medieval universities commonly advanced evidence in favor of the idea that the Earth was a sphere." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Galileo originally studied medicine, but after glancing at a geometry class while he was bored of his studies at his university, he became "so entranced with the lecturer that he was impelled to listen and watch" and later decided to study mathematics math.wichita.edu/history/…
Robocop (Peter Weller) is a lecturer at Syracuse, and is getting his PhD in Italian Renaissance art history. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
In 1970 a lecturer in Comparative Semitic Philology in Manchester wrote a book claiming that Jesus is a mushroom dangerousminds.net/commen…
In 1828, Burke and Hare began murdering people to sell to an anatomy lecturer for dissection, which spawned the Anatomy Act of 1832. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
Ray D. Johnson, the first maximum-security prisoner to escape from Folsom Prison was also an anti-crime consultant for the Southland Corporation and an anti-crime lecturer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
My Quantum Chemistry Lecturer is in a 'rock' band

My(space) link: http://www.myspace.com/darkroomtheband/music

Music fits his personality perfectly - slow, pointless but sweet in its own way. Now to think of a way to use it against him. He even has a wikipedia page, if that doesn't mean you've made it I don't know what does! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Bearpark#Work_as_musician

Rapper Bun B is a lecturer at Rice University houstonpress.com/bestof/2…
In 2003 students and lecturers at the U of Plymouth received grant money and tested the Infinite Monkey thereom en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inf…

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