36 Cool School Facts

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1. One man converted a school bus into a moving house.
2. Too much homework has a negative impact on the GPA of High School students. Feeling overworked in school also cause depression.
3. Eminem was beaten so badly by a school bully that he spent over a week in a coma at the age of 9.
4. Keeping a criminal in prison costs £42,000 a year, £8,730 more than the annual school fees at Eton.
5. A school once had to be shut down after 6th graders sprayed too much Axe, and several kids had to be hospitalized for it.
6. Shakira was rejected from the school choir because the teacher thought she sounded like a goat.
7. There is a 5 dollar fine for anyone on staff at the Top Gun school who quotes the movie.
8. Ronald Reagan was a lifeguard during high school and saved 77 lives.
9. Ryan Gosling was once suspended from school for throwing steak knives during recess because he thought he was Rambo.
10. If you go straight from work to school, you can deduct that mileage from your taxes, thanks to a law put in place this year in the U.S.
11. Ryan Reynolds failed his high school drama class.
12. By the time an average child leaves school in the U.S., they have seen about 40,000 murders on TV.
13. Going to bed late - after 11:30 p.m. on school nights is associated with lower GPA and susceptibility to emotional problems.
14. In families with predictable routines, children have better overall health and perform better in elementary school, a study finds.
15. At the age of 15, Quentin Tarantino dropped out of high school and became the usher at a porn theater.
16. Only 17 U.S. states require high school students to take a course in personal finance.
17. Cameron Diaz and Snoop Dogg used to go to the same high school and she bought weed from him.
18. High School students in 2015 have the same anxiety levels as insane asylum patients in the 1950s.
19. At age 10, Mussolini was expelled from a religious boarding school for stabbing a classmate in the hand.
20. Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, DMX, and Notorious B.I.G were all schoolmates in George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School.
21. A 7-year-old boy was once suspended from school for chewing his Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun.
22. Cameron Diaz was in high school with Snoop Dogg, and Snoop Dogg was her drug dealer.
23. Girls in the UK have been getting higher grades than boys at school and university for nearly a century.
24. Kendrick Lamar attended the same school as Dr. Dre.
25. High School students in 2013 have the same anxiety levels as insane asylum patients in the 1950s.
26. Nearly 60% of terrorists graduated school with degrees in engineering
27. Schools that ditch schoolyard rules are seeing a decrease in bullying, serious injuries, and vandalism.
28. The last year the U.S. went without any deaths in a school shooting was 1981.
29. The first programme shown on BBC2 was Play School.
30. High School students in 2014 have the same anxiety levels as insane asylum patients in the 1950s.
31. Angelina Jolie went to Beverly Hills High School, the school featured in Clueless and on which "Beverly Hills 90210" was based.
32. In 2014, a Utah teacher was fired for writing an educational blog post about homophones — the school said he was promoting the "gay agenda."
33. Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of school.
34. Actor Willem Dafoe was expelled from high school for making a pornographic film.
35. Jessica Alba graduated from high school at the age of 16.
36. Respect your elders. They made it through High School without Google or Wikipedia.

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