it's not far-fetched. our idea of zombies is closer to the old idea of vampires. the walking dead would be blamed for spreading disease and such. Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
wow. so you want credit for acting like a person should?
i have to agree with the majority of the other comments- most of the things written in this list came across as snotty and condescending. they might not have been meant that way, but that doesn't make them sound any less ignorant.
once i was in the toy section of a store, and saw a little boy begging his mom for a toy vacuum cleaner. "no, those are only for girls" she said. the janitors cart/breastfeeding doll comments smacked of that same kind of thinking.
dutch pancakes are the way to go. bits of sausage, or bacon and eggs. nom-nom-nom! or fruit slices with jam compote.
dang. now i want some. soooo good.
having to deal with the interrupters in class k-12 is seriously disrupting to the students that *are* well behaved. the teachers i learned the most from were the ones that ran a tight ship and childish hijinks were curtailed right away. if the parents give their consent, and it's regulated- go for it.
when i got slapped or spanked as a kid, i knew i had it coming. i'm a perfectly normal, non-violent person. my cousins that just got 'time-outs' are all still spoiled brats who have no concept of consequences- except they're all adults now.
maybe next they'll come out with a study that says lions who swat their cubs create more violent lions. the horror! the horror!
i thought maybe someone would actually have an interesting historical tidbit i could read about, but nooooo. i don't know why i even click on the comments anymore.
but to answer the question: my favorite snippet of lesser known history:
upper michigan produced more wealth from copper than all that money that was made from the california gold rush.
i once found a letter to santa from 1929 in a volume about napoleon- the library claimed she "knew" that person, and took it away from me.
i can't wait for pince nez to come back in fashion too. i mean this in all seriousness.