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People who drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles are called Hotdoggers and only college seniors who are about to graduate are eligible to be Hotdoggers.

Wienermobile There are six Wienermobiles operating throughout the United States. The driver of a Weinermobile is called The Hotdogger. The Hotdogger job is to “meat” and greet people around the country. The Hotdogger’s duties include “sharing photos and videos on social media, answering questions about the brand and the vehicle (the most frequently asked question …

People who drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles are called Hotdoggers and only college seniors who are about to graduate are eligible to be Hotdoggers. Read More »

Dartmouth (and a few other schools) makes all its students pass a swim test before the graduate, so that they won’t drown and waste their education.

Into the Deep End: Dartmouth’s Swim Test A closer look at Dartmouth’s swim test and what faculty and students on campus think of the issue Decades ago, many colleges required students to pass a swim test in order to graduate. Today, only a few cling to this tradition, Dartmouth being one of them. Dartmouth’s swim …

Dartmouth (and a few other schools) makes all its students pass a swim test before the graduate, so that they won’t drown and waste their education. Read More »

The American College of Pediatricians is a group that links pedophilia to homosexuality and promotes “conversion” therapy. The name is intended to create confusion with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the professional association of pediatricians.

American College of Pediatricians This article is about a socially conservative advocacy group. For the major professional association of pediatricians, see American Academy of Pediatrics. The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is a socially conservative advocacy group of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals in the United States. The group was founded in 2002 and claims …

The American College of Pediatricians is a group that links pedophilia to homosexuality and promotes “conversion” therapy. The name is intended to create confusion with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the professional association of pediatricians. Read More »

High priced college textbooks bundled with “access codes” that expire at the end of the semester largely force students to buy books at retail prices at campus bookstores and render the texts worthless in the resale market. Nearly four in 10 college courses bundle their texts with access codes.

These access codes largely force students to buy books at retail prices at campus bookstores and render the texts worthless in the resale market. “Students might have been able to resell the textbook in the past, but because the access code expires, it renders the textbook worthless.” Nearly four in 10 college courses bundled their …

High priced college textbooks bundled with “access codes” that expire at the end of the semester largely force students to buy books at retail prices at campus bookstores and render the texts worthless in the resale market. Nearly four in 10 college courses bundle their texts with access codes. Read More »

Ronald Reagan won 49 states and 525 electoral votes in the 1984 presidential election which is the most in US history.

1984 United States presidential election The 1984 United States presidential election was the 50th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1984. Incumbent Republican President Ronald Reagan defeated former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic candidate. Reagan faced only token opposition in his bid for re-nomination by the Republicans, so he and Vice President George H. W. Bush were easily re-nominated. Mondale defeated activist Jesse Jackson and …

Ronald Reagan won 49 states and 525 electoral votes in the 1984 presidential election which is the most in US history. Read More »

During WWI, cotton was in high demand for the manufacture of uniforms and explosives. For bandages, doctors turned to using sphagnum moss. It can hold up to 22 times its own weight in liquid — twice as absorptive as cotton. The moss is also antiseptic, making the surrounding environment acidic

How Humble Moss Healed the Wounds of Thousands in World War I The First World War had just begun, and already the wounds were rotting on the battlefield. In the last months of 1914, doctors like Sir. W. Watson Cheyne of the Royal College of Surgeons of England noted with horror the “great prevalence of …

During WWI, cotton was in high demand for the manufacture of uniforms and explosives. For bandages, doctors turned to using sphagnum moss. It can hold up to 22 times its own weight in liquid — twice as absorptive as cotton. The moss is also antiseptic, making the surrounding environment acidic Read More »

Former NFL player Warrick Dunn raised his five siblings while attending college and then playing in the NFL, after his mom, a police officer, was shot dead while he was in high school. He built 145 houses for single moms, and also met and forgave the man who was convicted of killing his mother.

Warrick De’Mon Dunn (born January 5, 1975) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12th overall in the 1997 NFL Draft, after playing college football at Florida State. Dunn was named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of …

Former NFL player Warrick Dunn raised his five siblings while attending college and then playing in the NFL, after his mom, a police officer, was shot dead while he was in high school. He built 145 houses for single moms, and also met and forgave the man who was convicted of killing his mother. Read More »

With the exception of college or military service, 37 percent of Americans have never lived outside their hometown, and 57 percent of Americans have never lived outside their home state.

The Typical American Lives Only 18 Miles From Mom Families traveling from far-flung places, returning home for the holidays. That image of an American Christmas fits the perception of Americans as rootless, constantly on the move to seek opportunity even if it means leaving family behind. Yet that picture masks a key fact about the …

With the exception of college or military service, 37 percent of Americans have never lived outside their hometown, and 57 percent of Americans have never lived outside their home state. Read More »

James McCune Smith, the first African-American doctor, was rejected from all American colleges and had to attend the University of Glasgow in Scotland, where he graduated at the top of his class

James McCune Smith James McCune Smith (April 18, 1813 – November 17, 1865) was an African-American physician, apothecary, abolitionist, and author in New York City. He was the first African American to hold a medical degree and graduated at the top in his class at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. After his return to …

James McCune Smith, the first African-American doctor, was rejected from all American colleges and had to attend the University of Glasgow in Scotland, where he graduated at the top of his class Read More »

Rapper J. Cole graduated high school with a 4.2 GPA, accepted a scholarship to St. Johns University, was the president of a pan-African student coalition in college, and graduated with a magna cum laude in communication and business.

J. Cole This article is about the American musician. For the cricketer, see J. Cole (Hampshire cricketer). For the English footballer, see Joe Cole. Jermaine Lamar Cole (born January 28, 1985), known professionally as J. Cole, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Born on a military base in Germany but raised in …

Rapper J. Cole graduated high school with a 4.2 GPA, accepted a scholarship to St. Johns University, was the president of a pan-African student coalition in college, and graduated with a magna cum laude in communication and business. Read More »