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Coke And Milk.

Suddenly this video is back making the rounds and going viral.

It is a reaction of the Phosphoric Acid contained in the coca cola to the milk. Phosphoric Acid molecules attach to the milk giving them more density and separate out while the remaining liquid that makes up the milk and cocoa cola now being lighter floats on top. The solid matter is basically milk that has been curdled by the addition of the more acidic soda.

Some have noted that Coke or Pepsi and milk was the favorite drink of Laverna on the old Laverne and Shirley show from the 1970’s.

And before you get too freaked out at the reaction, some other people have noted that Coke and milk is very similar to a Coke float. (And those things are daggum tasty.)



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Can You Be Scared To Death?

We’ve all heard the phrase of “being scared to death,” but is it actually possible?

Can you be scared to death?

As a bonus, since the video mentions another video that discusses “10 Extremely BIZARRE Phobias People Actually Have!” below is that video.

Here are the phobias listed:
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Thrown Out Of School For Someone Else’s Posts.

University-of-Tulsa-ROHVia Politico’s Pontifications and The Fire comes the story of George “Trey” Barnett, a student with 16 credit hours left before getting his degree at the University of Tulsa.

The University has kicked Barnett out of school for someone elses posts on Facebook.

TULSA, Okla., February 12, 2015—In a triple blow to free speech, due process, and freedom of the press, the University of Tulsa (TU) arbitrarily banned a student from campus until 2016 for Facebook posts that someone else admitted to writing and then attempted to intimidate student journalists who were trying to cover the story.

Even if Barnett returns to school in 2016, the school will not allow him to finish his degree in his chosen major and will not accept transfers of credits from other colleges.

The story starts when Barnett’s then fiance (now husband) Christopher Mangum posted several posts on Mangum’s Facebook page criticizing two professors at Tulsa as “unprofessional, immoral and unqualified.” In addition, the posts made a reference to a student who was “morbidly obese.” The posts appeared on Mangum’s page but because Barnett was “tagged” on the posts, they were visible on Barnett’s page as well. Magnum wrote an affidavit saying that he and he alone was responsible for the posts.

However, the University disagreed saying Barnett’s defense of “Chris did it” didn’t fly. Barnett was kicked out of school without a hearing.

In its decision, the university said that after Barnett was told to remove the posts from his Facebook page, he was then responsible for them. The first of the statements — posted in April — stayed on his page for five months, but all three were deleted by October.

“Mr. Barnett became responsible for taking reasonable steps to prevent further attacks against the University of Tulsa faculty and students on his Facebook page,” the decision reads, adding that the three people targeted by the posts “expressed great distress, intimidation and dread at the mere thought of working alongside” him.

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Administrators Should Wear Ring Of Stupidity.

onering smallNine year old Aiden Steward attends Kermit Elementary School in Kermit, Texas.

Young Aiden has been in trouble with the school since his transfer there, having been suspended three times. The first two incidents were for calling an African American child “black” and the second time for bringing a book called “The Book of Knowledge” to school. The book is something Aiden reads and enjoys but also has a picture of a woman giving birth. The “explicit” picture got Aiden suspended. As to calling a child “black” being somehow wrong, maybe the school should talk to protestors whose slogan is “Black Lives Matter.”

Aiden has been suspended again this time for making a “terroristic threat” against another child.

Hard to imagine a 9 year old kid in the middle of Texas doing that, but that is the charge made by the school.

The incident started when Aiden’s family went to see the movie “The Hobbit: Battle of the five Armies.”

Aiden loved the movie and like so many kids that age, acted out parts of the film.

According to Kermit Elementary School officials, 9-year-old Aiden Steward told a classmate that he possessed a magic ring forged in Mount Doom — a fictional location from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series.

Aiden’s father, Jason, told The Daily News that his family had just watched The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies earlier that week, and that his son “didn’t mean anything” when he told his classmate he was in possession of the “one ring to rule them all.”

“Kids act out movies that they see. When I watched Superman as a kid, I went outside and tried to fly,” he said.

“I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence,” he added. “If he did, I’m sure he’d bring him right back.”

The school, for their part, is keeping quiet about the whole incident.
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More “Sexual Harassment” Idiocy From A College.

Navarro-College-Hug-ROH Twenty year old Brian Ferguson has autism. The autism means he has difficulty speaking, but still communicates. Like many people with special needs, Brian is a hugger – a tall hugger in that Brian tops out at 6′ 5″ tall.

Ferguson was attending one of Navarro College’s satellite campuses in Waxahachie, Texas when he thought he saw a friend of his. He went up to the female and hugged her, giving her a kiss on the head as well.

Unfortunately, the young woman named Taylor Bruton did not know Ferguson. He had mistaken her for his friend.

After Burton appeared startled, several teachers approached her and said she should write up the incident and turn in into college administrators.

They asked me about the incident,” she said Wednesday. “I explained what happened and I told them, ‘It’s not a big deal. I don’t want anyone to get in trouble and I don’t feel the need to report this.’ And they asked me for a written statement, just in case.”

The school labeled the incident as an assault and because of what Bruton described as a “peck on the head,” the school said Ferguson had sexually assaulted Bruton.

Without a hearing, or any attempt to listen to the Bruton or Ferguson, the school dismissed Ferguson from the special needs program at the college and told him he could not return.

Ferguson’s mother said a college dean informed her that he was suspended indefinitely and no longer welcome back.

“He cried the whole next day,” she said. “He got up for school, waited for the bus. I told him it wasn’t coming.”

Ferguson’s sister, who also attended Navarro College, criticized the decision in widely-circulated posts on Facebook.

“To completely kick him out of school and alter his whole course of life, it’s just completely ridiculous,” Justine Colquitt said.

Furthermore, Bruton did not learn of the decision to kick Ferguson out of the college until she saw a report on a local news station.
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When You Burn Fat, Where Does It Go?

When you burn fat, where does it go? Many people, even some doctors, think it’s just “burned up.” But that’s not possible! Find out where your fat really goes!




Teacher Reassigned For Fake Musket in Class. Reporters Show They Are Clueless.

History-Book-and-Musket-ROH A middle school teacher in Kissimmee, has been reassigned after she brought in a fake Revolutionary War era musket to show to her students. According to Local 6, WKMG:

Local 6 has learned the toy musket was used during the history teacher’s lesson on the American Revolutionary War. The eighth-grade teacher, identified as Gema Evans, used the prop last week. But this week, students came forward with concerns. The Osceola County School District said several complained that they were frightened by the replica.

Wait.

Students were frightened by a toy gun? One that couldn’t fire?

What has happened here?

Kids today seemed to be bored by history. So when the teacher brings in a non-harmful (much less non-lethal) replica so students can touch, see, and feel the type of weapon that fired “the shot heard ’round the world,” the type of weapon used at Lexington and Concord after Paul Revere’s (in)famous ride, and the weapon that was used at Yorktown, she gets “re-assigned” for bringing history to life?

Who are the idiots running the schools these days?

Nevermind. We know.

They are the people that produce someone like Sheli Muniz whose report on this incident was broadcast on WKMG:

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There is so many things wrong with Muniz’s report (as well as the statements made by the news anchors) that it is hard to know where to begin.
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Those Who Can’t…..

Essay-Fail-ROHThere is an old adage that goes something like “those who can, can. Those who can’t, teach.”

We’ve never particularly subscribed to that notion as growing up we had a large number of teachers who were successful in the private sector and then took jobs as teachers.

Still, this report coming out of New York is rather disturbing:

A majority of students training at scores of New York colleges to become teachers flunked a literacy test they have

to pass to be licensed, new figures show.

The state Board of Regents for the first time is requiring would-be teachers to pass the Academic Literacy Skills exam.

It measures whether a prospective teacher can understand and analyze reading material and also write competently. The results show many don’t belong anywhere near a classroom.

The pass rate statewide was 68 percent. Students who failed can pay a fee to retake the test. (emphasis ours)

To state the obvious, something is very wrong here.

Part of what is wrong may be found here:

State Education Commissioner John King said New York needs better-prepared teachers, and the findings show many teacher-prep programs need to straighten out — or shut down.

“It’s better to have fewer programs that better prepare teachers than having many schools that have teachers who are unprepared for the classroom,” King said.

The low-performing colleges will have to come up with corrective-action plans, which could include tightening admission policies or providing more academic support for students.
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