A little curriculum humor to start the week …

From the Boston Globe

Learn This, America! The Final Report of the Commission to Crush the Strains of Weakness, Socialism, and Unpatriotic Thought in our Schools

After an exhaustive review of the educational materials for K-12 students throughout the United States, we were shocked to discover factual inaccuracies and ideological biases marring what is being taught to our children in subjects ranging from mathematics to grammar.

Read it here.

And now for a little scientific humor on a Friday afternoon …

Baguette Dropped from Bird’s Beak Shuts Down the Large Hadron Collider (Really)

The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, just cannot catch a break. First, a coolant leak destroyed some of the magnets that guide the energy beam. Then LHC officials postponed the restart of the machine to add additional safety features. Now, a bird dropping a piece of bread on a section of the accelerator has, according to the Register, shut down the whole operation.

Read the rest of the article here, if only to catch all the Star Wars and Monty Python references in the comments section.