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by Megan Z posted Aug 19 2016 9:58AM

THE BELOIT COLLEGE MINDSET LIST FOR THE CLASS OF 2020

Students heading into their first year of college this year are mostly 18 and were born in 1998.

Among those who have never been alive in their lifetime are Frank Sinatra, Phil Hartman, Matthew Shepard, Sonny Bono, and Flo-Jo.

View the "Introduction to the Mindset List" slideshow for the class of 2020

Since they arrived on this planet….

  1. There has always been a digital swap meet called eBay.

  2. Grandpa has always been able to reach for the Celebrex.

  3. They never heard Harry Caray try to sing during the seventh inning at Wrigley Field.

  4. There have always been Cadillac Escalades, but they just don't seem to be all that into cars.

  5. West Nile has always been a virus found in the U.S.

  6. Vladimir Putin has always been calling the shots at the Kremlin.

  7. The Sandy Hook tragedy is their Columbine.

  8. Cloning has always been a mundane laboratory procedure.

  9. Elian Gonzalez, who would like to visit the U.S. again someday, has always been back in Cuba.

  10. The United States has always been at war.

  11. Euros have always been the coin of the realm...well, at least part of the realm.

  12. Serena Williams has always been winning Grand Slam singles titles.

  13. SpongeBob SquarePants has always lived at Bikini Bottom.

  14. The Ali/Frazier boxing match for their generation was between the daughters of Muhammad and Joe.

  15. They have never had to watch or listen to programs at a scheduled time.

  16. James P. Hoffa has always been president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  17. Surprise: There has always been sex in the city.

  18. John Hinckley has always been able to get out of the hospital to go for a walk.

  19. Each year they've been alive the U.S. population has grown by more than one million Latinos.

  20. TV ads for casinos have always been permitted to mention that there is actually gambling going on in there.

  21. Vaccines have always been erroneously linked to autism.

  22. Laws against on-the-job harassment have always applied to parties of the same sex.

  23. Even as the national mood gets glummer, there has always been an annual prize for the most humorous American.

  24. Catholics and Lutherans have always been in agreement on how to get to heaven.

  25. To greet them with some cheery news, when they were born, India and Pakistan became nuclear powers.

  26. If you want to reach them, you'd better send a text—emails are oft ignored.

  27. They disagree with their parents as to which was the "first" Star Wars episode.

  28. "Nanny cams" have always been available to check up on the babysitter.

  29. NFL coaches have always had the opportunity to throw a red flag and question the ref.

  30. Bada Bing – Tony and Carmela Soprano and the gang have always been part of American culture.

  31. They have no memory of Bob Dole promoting Viagra.

  32. Books have always been read to you on audible.com.

  33. Citizens have always been able to register to vote when they get their driver's license.

  34. Bluetooth has always been keeping us wireless and synchronized.

  35. X-rays have always been digital allowing them to be read immediately.

  36. Exxon and Mobil have been one company—and it doesn't own any gas stations.

  37. They have always eaten irradiated food.

  38. A Bush and a Clinton have always been campaigning for something big.

  39. Physicians have always had unions.

  40. Some have always questioned the sexual orientation of certain Teletubbies.

  41. Snowboarding has always been an Olympic sport.

  42. Students have always questioned where and by whom their sweatshirts are made.

  43. While chads were hanging in Florida, they were potty training in all 50 states.

  44. Presidents have always been denied line item veto power.

  45. Nigeria has always been a constitutional republic with a civilian government.

  46. The once-feared Thalidomide has always been recognized as a cancer fighting drug.

  47. DreamWorks has always been making animated creatures heroic and loveable.

  48. Deceased men have always been able to procreate.

  49. John Elway and Wayne Gretzky have always been retired.

  50. They have never seen billboard ads for cigarettes.

  51. The New York Stock Exchange has never reported its ups and downs in fractions.

  52. Airline tickets have always been purchased online.

  53. There have always been iMacs on desks.

  54. Instant, tray-less ice cubes have never been a novelty.

  55. Robots have always been surgical partners in the O.R.

  56. Peregrine falcons have never been on the endangered species list.

  57. Outstanding women basketball players have always had their own Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.

  58. Newt who?

  59. War films have always shown horrific battle scenes inspired by Saving Private Ryan.

  60. Michael J. Fox has always spoken publicly about having Parkinson's disease.

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by Megan Z posted Aug 17 2016 9:19AM

I had no idea that there was another medal that could be won at the Olympics, but from the sounds of it, it's not easy to obtain. For good reason, however. Read about this amazing medal awarded to very few.

The Fourth Type of Olympic Medal and 5 People Who Have Won It

Via mentalfloss.com

by Builder posted Aug 15 2016 1:09PM

First editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone may be worth thousands of dollars thanks to a typo that exists in 500 hardback copies of the book.

The error lies within a passage on page 53 in which "1 wand" is repeated twice in a list of supplies first-year wizards are expected to bring with them to Hogwarts. One book that includes the misprint is even expected to bring in more than $33,000 when it is sold at London's Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts in November.

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by Megan Z posted Aug 15 2016 10:16AM

Today is the day you should be celebrating in the best way possible, by doing something for you. Here are some great way to do just that!

15 Brilliant Ways to Treat Yourself (In Honor of World Relaxation Day)

Via mentalfloss.com

by Builder posted Aug 3 2016 8:15AM
Uber Driver Reunites Wallet Containing Life Savings with Newly Emigrated Man

Not every person could walk away from $3,000, but this Ukrainian emigrant is lucky enough that his Uber driver was the kind of man who would.
Jose Figueroa picked up a passenger from O'Hare International Airport who had just sold his business and emigrated from Ukraine.

Once Jose dropped off the man at his destination in Chicago, Illinois, he noticed that the Ukrainian had left his wallet – with all $3,000 of his life savings inside – in the backseat of the car.

Even though the temptation was strong, he knew he had to do the right thing.

Jose returned to the house with the wallet and money where the man's sister saw his arrival and burst into tears.

The grateful siblings urged the driver to join them for dinner and take $100 as a reward for his good deed.
by Builder posted Aug 3 2016 6:28AM
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