It's weird to think that everyone's idea of the "jock" being less than brilliant could be just as fictitious as we all secretly believed it to be!
According to a new study, it looks like kids who are more physically fit are able to absorb more information and learn more things in school!
We'd say that's a win-win!
The study from the American College of Sports Medicine, found that fourth- and fifth-grade students who ran around and otherwise exercised vigorously for at least 10 minutes before a math test did muuuuuuch better than those who sat quietly before taking it!
Here's the super interesting part: the better the fitness, the higher the scores. Meaning, body size had almost NO role. Students who were overweight but relatively fit did way better than lighter, less-fit children!
What this means is this, according to the authors of the study:
There's a mystery at Yale!! Where have all the squirrels gone??
An unidentified Yale senior first brought the situation to the world's attention, writing:
"I'd like to remain anonymous, but I also want to let you know about something going on at Yale. It appears that the administration paid to have all the squirrels on campus killed over the summer.
There are no squirrels left at Yale.
As students have begun to realize the genocide that has taken place, they are rising up, enraged and disgusted. Numerous student publications are racing to uncover the scandal, but so far there has been no official statement. Continued fury and uprising is expected."
What's crazy is no one is confirming or denying the fact that squirrels have mysteriously disappeared!
Neither Yale's Facilities staff or New Haven's Parks Department were able to comment on whether or not a mass murder of squirrels was carried out.
Therapy dog Jeffrey, a former rescue dog also known as the Positively Peaceful Pit Bull, has been trained to help others.
Jeffery recently got to meet with several Sandy Hook students at a Christmas party, where he met with several of children of Sandy Hook Elementary, who survived the horrible shooting that claimed 26 young lives.
One student specifically, Emma Wishneski, fell in love with Jeffrey and the two of them not only spent the whole party together, but also had several play dates afterwards!
How precious! What a perfect example of showing just how loving pit bulls can be with the proper training.
Check out the heart-warming story (above) to meet Jeffrey and Emma!
Just moments ago news reports started popping up saying shots have been fired at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in DeKalb County, Georgia. The police are on the scene, and the latest we've heard is that the shooter is
When 33 members of the senior class of Scripps Ranch High School have to explain to their families why they wouldn't be picking up their diplomas at graduation, they had to refer to Urban Dictionary!
The students were suspended, prevented from walking at graduation, and banned from prom, all for twerking!
Well, that and making a VIDEO of it!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see what got 32 female dancers and one male coach of the "Twerk Team" in trouble!
The students are accused of breaking the school's sexual harassment policy, which according to the SRHS handbook, includes any "verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the educational setting."
The punishment is causing quite a bit of controversy, in and out of the high school, and we can see why!
We hate to see kids punished for dancing, but then again this is hardly the plot of Footloose!