Teacher’s Dancing Behind Students Video Goes Viral
Mike Penny — a history teacher at Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School in Worcester, Massachusetts — has created a video that has gone viral. The teacher convinced students to talk on camera by telling them he was making a documentary for the school’s annual film festival. In the video, the students are seen talking to Penny while teachers sneak into the background and show off their best dance moves. The students had no idea that there were dancing teachers behind them and only discovered the truth when the film debuted at the festival. At press time the video had more than 50,000 views. According to the YouTube page Mike Penny has been contacted by Ellen DeGeneres. (Buzzfeed)
South Korea celebrates The 80th Anniversary of Legos
The world’s largest Lego tower was built last weekend in Seoul, Korea. According to Lego officials, the tower stands at 104 feet, 8 inches tall. The tower was built in honor of Lego’s 80th anniversary. (Examiner.com)
General Motors Plans to Stop Advertising on Facebook
General Motors has confirmed a Wall Street Journal story that it will stop advertising on Facebook, the news coming during the same week the social networking giant is set to have its initial public offering. GM’s marketing executives reportedly decided that the paid Facebook ads had little impact on consumers, although the car company will keep its free-of-charge pages that market its vehicles. According to the Journal, GM spends about $10 million on Facebook advertising.
Reading Certain Words Influences Calorie Intake
Thoughts of scarcity make you eat more. A University of Miami study invited participants to an M&M taste test, telling half of the participants that these were M&Ms made of a higher-calorie chocolate, while telling the others that they were reduced-calorie M&Ms. Participants were told they were allowed to sample the candy while they waited for the study to start. Some were also given a text to read that mentioned key words like “survival,” “adversity” and “shortfall” (the control group read a text using only neutral words). The result: Scarcity-minded participants ate more “high-calorie” M&Ms than “low-calorie” M&Ms, and ate more “high-calorie” M&Ms than the non-scarcity-minded control group (in reality, of course, all the M&Ms were the same). (AskMen.com)