today I learned: in 1927, a fictional student was enrolled at georgia tech. since then, this student has received all undergraduate degrees, fought in the war, served on mad magazine’s board of directors and was the leading candidate for time’s person of the year (actually, a guy applied to the university twice, once under his name, and once under another, and then did alllll the coursework twice, never getting caught). also, the opening shot in bond films was actually filmed through the barrel of a gun. next, jello monitored the ratio of smiley to frowny emoticons on twitter and released coupons whenever the twittersphere was unhappy. finally, during the prohibition, solid grape concentrate was sold with the warning message, “after dissolving the bring into a gallon of water, do not place the liquid in a jug away in the cupboard for twenty days, because then it would turn into wine.” hahahaha. nocturne bonus (for my lovely haligonians): if every muscle in your body could pull in one direction, you could lift nearly 25 tons!!!


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