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26 Bizarre College Classes

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Colleges offer classes that are centered around the Twilight movie series, South Park, vampires, Adam Sandler movies, Barbie, Whoopi Goldberg, pro wrestling, the history of DJs, etc etc. There's even one called "The Pig in America."

These all make the classic course Underwater Basket Weaving seem downright normal. But if you look closer, there are issues under the titles that you'd learn in other more normal classes, such as logic, media trends, analysis of literature, and sociology. Learn about some of the most bizarre college offerings in the latest mental_floss video. John Green refers to "links below," for those you should go to the YouTube page.   


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The strangest class I took was about Dinosaurs in the Media. The class was incredibly easy and fun, even though the professor was a bit bristly. The only paper we had to write was to examine the portrayal of dinosaurs in the movie of our choice. I remember one day a researcher came and talked to us about his life's work - the toes of the tyrannosaurus rex. I think the takeaway was the idea that if you get into studying dinosaurs, you might end up spending your life studying the toes of one species. I think the professor was trying to deter competition in his field.
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