O to be a high school teacher!
Don't walk, run to the nearest computer and read A Brief History of the World -- a new world history cobbled together from numerous student papers. Some of my favorite bits:
- Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him.
- Martin Luther was nailed to the church door at Wittenburg for selling papal indulgences. He died a horrible death, being excommunicated by a bull.
- Lincoln's mother died in infancy, and he was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands.
- Bach was the most famous composer in the world and so was Handel. Handel was half German, half Italian, and half English. He was very large.
O death and obesity! You never fail to make me laugh!