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The Family on the Bus Goes 'Round and 'Round

When I heard that my old friend Felicia Ballos was living on a converted school bus with her husband and son, I went to her website, where she’d...

When I heard that my old friend Felicia Ballos was living on a converted school bus with her husband and son, I went to her website, where she’d written: “We have given up the jobs that hinder us from giving to the world in the ways we would like ... Instead we have entered a culture of trading, of bartering, of mutual help among like minds and souls.”

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Test Your Smarts: How Many Golf Balls Can Fit In a School Bus? [UPDATED]

Google is known for asking incredibly difficult questions of its job seekers. This is one of them.

Google is known for asking incredibly difficult questions of its job seekers. Business Insider recently compiled a list of the 15 hardest questions (answers can be found here). Among them: Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew, why are manhole covers round, and how many piano tuners are there in the entire world?

One particularly vexing question: How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?

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Video: A Brief History of the School Bus

Why are school buses yellow? How many miles to the gallon does the average school bus get? How many miles does the average school bus travel?

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Why are school buses yellow? How many miles to the gallon does the average school bus get? And how many miles does the average school bus travel?
In 1992, John Merrow, education correspondent for PBS' NewsHour, immersed himself with school bus riders and drivers. Around that time, Houston's school buses got a whopping seven miles to the gallon and traveled over 15 million miles each year \n—and today, it's not much better.

Are you familiar with other cities doing similarly innovative things involving student transport?

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