A school suspended 9-year-old boy for pretending to be Bilbo Baggins. He brought a toy ring and told a classmate that he would make him disappear. They considered the child’s action to be a threat, under the premise that no threat would be tolerated, whether real or imagined.
Devin Gaines earned 5 bachelor degrees with honors simultaneously at the University of Connecticut, averaging 24 credits a semester and 3 hours of sleep a night. He drowned in 2007 because he didn’t know how to swim.
Oklahoma’s 2016 Teacher of the Year moved to Texas in 2017 for a higher salary.
A high school in Nunavut, Canada takes students on fox trapping sessions, offers polar bear body parts for science class, and has events where students skin seal meat for elders.
In Japan, it takes up to 20 years of school to become a sushi chef, which is years longer than it takes to become a doctor.
To prevent cheating during university entrance exams Uzbekistan shuts off the entire country’s internet for five hours on exam day.
The youngest doctor in the history of the USA graduated medical school at age 17.
Chung Ju-yung, the founder of Hyundai, originally wanted to become a school teacher, but his family’s dire financial situation made him unable to get higher education. Instead, he ran away from his family to Seoul, where he started a construction company, Hyundai, in 1947.
A father of five worked 23 years as a custodian for Boston College so all of his children could attend the university for free. They all graduated and together saved nearly $700,000 in tuition.
A kid that made a bet with his parents that if he turned 18 and was a millionaire, they wouldn’t force him to go to college. He first invested in Bitcoin at the age of 12 and now holds investments worth over $1 million. He says he won’t be attending college.