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It's easy to lose perspective and forget that other people have it so, so much worse than us.
Teachers are people, too, and people have this nasty tendency to occasionally lob whatever untruth comes flying at them right back at somebody else like a game of bullshit ping pong.
Science fiction taught us that when science starts modifying the human body, it's going to involve robot parts and genetic modification gone terrifyingly wrong. But the reality is that the body modifications that are right around the corner are way less frightening and quite a bit more useful.
No matter how cynical you think you are about the influence of advertising on things we consider traditions, it's always surprising how far it goes.
It turns out that a whole lot of famous firsts are credited to the wrong people, due to politics, bad luck, or outright lies.
Sometimes the craziest ideas have science on their side, so don't be so quick to call your doctor a quack if he or she recommends these.
Damn it, science, it's the 21st century! Where's the pill that makes all of our human flaws disappear? Not far away apparently.
Every parent dreams of having a kid who's a genius, or a star athlete, or something else that makes them famous by proxy. But not everything can be gymnastics and violins.