Mélange

Here’s a nice mix of what passes for important news in the Millennial’s Universe. And you wondered why society was upside down.
NOW YOU KNOW.

Eating bogies is good for teeth and overall health, scientists conclude

It might be wise to look away now if you are eating or have a weak stomach, but scientists have discovered that ingesting bogies is good for teeth, and overall health.

Scientists at a number of universities including Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say parents should not discourage their children from picking their noses because they contain ‘a rich reservoir of good bacteria.’

Eating snot can also prevent bacteria from sticking to teeth, according to the article published in the journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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Your mother would throw up if she saw you picking your nose and eating those winners.

85-year-old dies on Everest during world record bid

An 85-year-old ex-Gurkha who was attempting to reclaim his title as the world’s oldest person to summit Mount Everest died at base camp on Saturday.
Min Bahadur Sherchan was on a bid to reclaim a title that he lost to Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura in 2013.

“He passed away at the base camp today at 5:14pm,” Gyanendra Shrestha, an official with the tourism ministry who is at the 5,380 metres (17,600 feet) camp, told AFP.

The former soldier became the world’s oldest climber to summit Everest in 2008 when he was 76, but he lost the record five years later when Miura summited the 8,848-metre peak at the age of 80. [snip]

Wonder if he set a new record? That being the oldest person to die while trying to setting a new record of reclaiming his old record. How important is all this in the scheme of things?

Dress code crackdown suspends 150 high school students

A one-day sweep in which over 150 high school students were suspended for dress code violations is bringing new criticism to a Connecticut district of predominantly Hispanic and black students that was already under scrutiny for having low numbers of minority teachers.

The students, summoned dozens at a time, were called out of class by loudspeakers and ordered to sit out the next school day for wearing hoodies, forbidden colors or other violations. Among those caught up in the sweep at Wilby High School two weeks ago were first-time offenders like Allyanna Jones, a 16-year-old honors student.

“I said, ‘I’d rather be cold than suspended,’” Allyanna said of her offer to remove a sweat shirt. “They said, ‘It’s only a day. You’ll get over it.’” [snip]

There’s a divergent view of the reason for school between students and teachers/faculty. Students believe school is for showing off clothes, sneakers and cellphones; the teachers consider education the important reason for being there. Of course this does come down to who pays the freight. Students don’t have the vig to run the show.

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