Friday Fun Facts- Our Hallowed Halls Of Learning

This is my last day as a full time mom. My son, and the last of our children, will leave tomorrow for college. I’m not sure where my emotions are because they swing the gamut with every passing minute. Since this was weighing heavy on my mind, I decided to research facts on colleges. Go figure.

  • Books. They need a lot of them. The price tag has risen 812% over the last 30 years. Sheesh! That’s more than health care, housing and tuition!IMG_0487
  • Almost 60% of students are female. Only Utah has more men than women going on to higher education.
  • I know I posted this fact when we looked at the KKK, but I thought it awesome enough to put it out there one more time. The KKK planned on  burning a cross at a college that had just integrated. The only problem was that when they did it, it was finals week. All of the students were in their rooms so they armed themselves with bats and golf clubs and forced them to retreat. Timing is everything.
  • The first guest to enter Disneyland was a college student named Dave. He couldn’t ride on a single attraction because he had to get back to class. Disney gave him a lifelong ticket along with 3 others. It also includes all the parks around the world!la29B
  • 14 of the world’s largest 25 stadiums belong to American universities.
  • In 2005, a student couldn’t afford to go to college so he created a million pixel web page and sold each pixel for $1. He sold out in less than 6 months!
  • Wow! In 1980, twins separated at birth ended up at the same college. The news went viral and then something almost unbelievable happened. They weren’t twins! They were triplets separated at birth and their sibling was also at that school!!!!
  • An anonymous donor pays for every single student going to Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • A condom ambulance will deliver condoms to your dorm for a small fee at the College of New Jersey.
  • If you are a Star Trek fan, you can get a $500 scholarship from an organization called Starfleet.
  • Theodor Geisel was caught drinking gin as an undergrad at Dartmouth. He was kick off writing for the college humor magazine. What did he do? He started contributing under the name Dr. Seuss.seuss-big
  • In 2011, California spent more on prisoners than it did on colleges.

2 Responses to Friday Fun Facts- Our Hallowed Halls Of Learning

  1. jbrayweber says:

    All very interesting stuff, Stacey! Hugs to you on being an empty-nester.

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  2. It’s rough coming back home.

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