Tag: education

Children from around the world and where they sleep.

I always find this kind of photojournalism incredibly compelling (for instance, one of my favourite books to give as a present is Menzel D’Aluisio’s Hungry Planet).  It’s alway an eye opener to see the breadth of privilege versus basic needs in the world.


Ahkohxet, 8, Amazonia, Brazil


Nantio, 15, Lisamis, Northern Kenya


Joey, 11, Kentucky, USA


Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank


Anonymous, 9, Ivory Coast


Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

By James Mollison. Book available for purchase here. Via My Modern Met

What every writer (suffering from writer’s block) needs: The Scholar’s Shoulder Brace

Otherwise known as the “just finish your f***ing work” contraption. Version two includes a glass of Scotch.


Patented by Isidor Keller in 1884. Via Futility Closet

What teachers make. Words by @TaylorMali and Illustrated by @zenpencils #awesome


By Taylor Maki, art by Gavin Aung Than.

“FAQ: The Snake Fight Portion of your Thesis Defense” via @mcsweeneys

The full piece by Luke Burns is at McSweeney’s, and it’s awesome. I especially liked this bit:

Q: Are the snakes big?
A: We have lots of different snakes. The quality of your work determines which snake you will fight. The better your thesis is, the smaller the snake will be.

Published at McSweeney’s. Via Brian Switek.

Awesome vintage science book covers.

From Travis Pitt’s Flickr account.

Just wonderful… #natureandkids (via @itscolossal)

By Ken Bohn at the San Diego Zoo.

At the recruitment office. Wanted: college physics professor #funny

By thejaystack.tumblr.com. Via Fresh Photons.

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