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People Are Awesome: Father and Son Save 120 From Hurricane Isaac Floods

In 80 mph winds and through the dark of night, a shrimp trawler and his son stepped up when rescue crews were hours away.

One week ago, very early on Wednesday morning, Jesse Shaffer, a shrimp trawler, and his son Jesse Shaffer Jr. were taking turns keeping watch on the levee that separates their neighborhood from the Gulf of Mexico as the floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac reached their peak. Shortly after midnight the storm surged over the wall several miles south and sent a deluge into the streets. Residents of Braithwaite Parish scurried to their attics and rooftops, but with the high wind and the pitch black conditions, official rescue crews were many hours away.

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Extra Credit: The Rise of the Parent-Janitor Conference

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In a recent townhall meeting, President Obama critiqued his own policies on standardized testing.

An anonymous adjunct faculty member, Professor X, claims college isn't for everyone. He's penned a tell-all book, In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: Confessions of an Accidental Academic, detailing his teaching experiences on open admissions campuses.

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Warning! Contents Under Extremely High Pressure Hyperbaric Pressure Chambers Aren’t Just for People, They’re for Food Too

What exploring the incredible water pressure found at the greatest depths of the ocean can tell us about a longer-lasting guacamole.

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Why am I showing you a video of a tiny submersible that descended into the deepest part of the ocean fifty-one years ago?

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