Best lawyer/insurance story of the year, decade, and possibly the century

This took place in Charlotte North Carolina. A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, and then insured them against, among other things, fire. Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars, the lawyer filed a claim against the insurance company. In his claim, the lawyer stated the… Read More

Darth Vader for President 2016

  While it’s too early to know if The Force is with any 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton doesn’t believe Darth Vader is suited for the White House. In a light-hearted moment from her CNN interview on foreign policy, the former secretary of State was asked what she thought of a recent poll showing… Read More

25 Of The Worst Food Name Fails Ever

Some of these are translation fails – we can only hope that that Chinese food company isn’t selling shredded children. Others, like the British faggots in sauce, seem funny only because modern slang has re-appropriated their names. Some, like the Australian Gaytime ice cream, have even embraced their now-humorous names.

Teachers’ Day

In many countries, Teachers’ Days (or Teachers Day) are intended to be special days for the appreciation of teachers, and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general. The date on which Teachers’ day is celebrated varies from country to country and Wikipedia was kind enough to… Read More

BIRD GEI: Research reveals panorama of English language acquisition in Brazil from 2003 to 2012

BIRD GEI | Consultoria e Gestão de Idiomas is releasing its 8th Research Productivity in Language Acquisition in the Brazilian market. We follow the annual performance indicators and results of approximately 3,000 employees sponsored by several companies, mapping and quantifying the progress and productivity of students. In the current research, which covers results from 2003… Read More