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Today we learn about a national custom that demonstrates how seriously South Korea views education. It is a national day of silence, designed to help students give their undivided attention to the toughest exam they will face.
Every year in November, a nationwide silence descends on South Korea. On this day, shops are shut, banks close, the stock market opens late. Most …SUNSEUNG — THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST EXAM.
A trip to London invariably involves visits to Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, and countless other iconic locations. One of the best ways to see all of these sights is by way of another London trademark: the black cab. Not only is the black cab a convenient way to travel, but…Keep reading
When British composer Mike Batt included a song aptly titled “A One Minute Silence” in The Planets’ album “Classical Graffiti,” he thought he had hit upon a clever way to separate two distinct sections of the album. What he didn’t count on was being hit with a lawsuit for copyright infringement from someone who claimed…Keep reading
Thomas Edison famously distrusted formal education. It isn’t that he did not recognize the importance of knowledge; he just thought it was more important that a person be able to remember a lot of different things. He developed a test for potential employees. The questions had virtually nothing to with any position within his company.…Keep reading