John Oliver Provides Helpful Back to School Rundown of Everything Students Won't Learn

John Oliver briefly returned from Last Week Tonight’s summer vacation to provide a little back to school video, one that outlines everything students will not be taught in the upcoming year. Chief among them: Warren G. Harding nicknamed his penis “Jerry,” and European explorers and colonists were actually “genocidal… »9/07/15 12:30pm9/07/15 12:30pm

15 Science Fiction and Fantasy Characters Who Found Success After Dropping Out of School

A lot of the characters we love from science fiction and fantasy learned how to harness their powers and intellect in school: skilled wizards, mad scientists with PhDs in horribleness, carefully trained military officers, mutant superheroes who studied T.H. White. But there are plenty of heroes and villains who… »9/01/12 4:00pm9/01/12 4:00pm

Pokemon teacher's stamp rewards students before shoving them back in their Pokeballs

If you've already invested in the Gandalf stamp to gleefully mark the papers of failing students, then you might want keep this Pokemon stamp on hand for when your pupils actually study. Etsy seller Jocelyn does it again with a fresh round of self-inking stamp geekery. This one will set you back $12. [Etsy via BuzzFeed »3/11/12 2:30pm3/11/12 2:30pm

How to Get into the Most Prestigious Colleges in the Universe

If you're a high school senior beginning the college application process, you're being told that this is one of the most competitive college admissions years. You'll need top grades and great test scores. But that's nothing compared to getting into scifi's most exclusive academic institutions. If you want to study… »9/25/08 3:00pm9/25/08 3:00pm