In Our Feeds: A lone piano, literary graffiti, and one giant peach
By Megan on January 4th, 2013
Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!
It’s the first Friday of 2013, can you believe it? Some of us have been out of the office for a few days ringing in the new year, but now we’re back in action and ready to share the week’s worth of interesting and amusing links from around the glorious web. Enjoy.
A recent study shows that in Kindergarten, girls are earning higher marks on their report cards than boys. But it’s not because they’re performing better on tests, it’s because they exhibit better classroom behavior (“Keep your hands to yourself!” “No eating paste!) than their male counterparts. In other words, “5 year old girls are better schmoozers than 5 year old boys.”
Sure, you’ve heard of casual Fridays, but what about “Formal Fridays”? They’re all the rage in offices across the country. I couldn’t help but notice this article about some offices that choose to dress up (rather than dress down) on Fridays, especially in light of our recent visit from The Wall Street Journal for their Work Wear column.
This one might tug at your heartstrings. What a moving documentary about what happens to a lone piano when it’s left on a New York City sidewalk. I love the image of a little boy pausing to touch the keys.
Any Roald Dahl fans out there? This one’s for you. Physics students from The University Of Leicester have determined that contrary to what Dahl determined—that it would take 501 seagulls to lift the peach in James And The Giant Peach—it would actually take more like 2,425,907 of them to hoist the giant fruit.
And..it’s Friday! Time to dance like nobody’s watching.
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