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TITANIC 'SANK BY MUTANT, HAIRY BREAD ROLL' THEORY SURFACES

In the wake of yet another conga line of conspiracy theories, word reaches me that the ill fated White Star liner Titanic may actually have been sunk by a mutant, hairy bread roll that had been adrift in the Atlantic since 1588. 524 more words

Chrizzer Fizzer: Christmas on the #FloatingU in southern seas

The students of the Floating University spent Christmas 1926 in the middle of the Indian Ocean, en route from Java to Ceylon.

The ship had crossed the Equator on 23 December and there was much anticipation among the passengers at the prospect of seeing the Southern Cross. 332 more words

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Misconduct in Japan: who writes the rules of knowing?

What is the warrant for knowledge?  If the Floating University was an educational experiment, who wrote the rules of knowing that determined what counted as its success or failure? 298 more words

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Professor Lough's Big Idea

The Floating University of 1926-27 was the brainchild of James E. Lough, Professor of Experimental Psychology at New York University since 1901 and Dean of its Extramural Division.  596 more words

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Great Gatsby Gap Year

In September 1926, 500 American university students left New York aboard the Floating University, on a journey around the world that involved stops at forty-seven ports and visits to foreign dignitaries including the King of Siam, the Sultan of Lahej, Mussolini and the Pope. 279 more words

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QM2 Photo Essay: The Glorious Atlantic

I’ve been getting nostalgic for the Queen Mary 2. Nothing beats being out in the ocean and watching the many faces of the Atlantic. During a transatlantic journey, the colors, and textures of the water, wave heights and even the wake of the ship play against an endless shifting sky. 11 more words