University Facts

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Students at MIT developed a wristband that can regulate your “thermal comfort”, which could possibly eliminate the need for central heating and cooling.
Harvard earns enough money from interest on its endowment that it could offer free tuition to every student and still profit.
In 1987, an 18 year old freshmen named Mike Hayes funded his education by asking 2.8 million people for one penny.
In Finland, you are given a top hat and a sword when you get a PhD diploma.
The University of Victoria offers a course in the science of Batman.
Students at the John Hopkins University collaboratively decided to opt out of their final since the professor set his curve based on the highest score grading it as 100%. They chose to receive a score of zero, making it the highest grade and thereby getting 100%.
The University of Oxford (teaching since 1096) predates the Aztec empire (1428 - 1521).
The U.S. has 115,000 janitors, 83,000 bartenders, 323,000 restaurant servers, and 80,000 heavy-duty truck drivers with bachelor’s degrees.
Scientists at the Zhejiang University in China have developed an ultra-light material known as carbon aerogel.
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
The founder of McDonald's has a Bachelor degree in Hamburgerology.