Monday smile – Academia Obscura

Last week saw the publication of a book that is guaranteed to bring mirth and merriment. Not to mention make a very good Christmas present.

This is what the crowdfunding publisher, Unbound, says about it: “Academia Obscura is an irreverent glimpse inside the ivory tower, exposing the eccentric and slightly unhinged world of university life. Take a trip through the spectrum of academic oddities and unearth the Easter eggs buried in peer reviewed papers, the weird and wonderful world of scholarly social media, and rats in underpants.”

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Monday smile – Beware of small print

Loving this “joke” clause inserted into the T&Cs of a wifi firm in the UK.

Having failed to read the small print of the terms and conditions of their contract, it seems that 22,000 people are “legally bound to 1000 hours of community service, including, but not limited to, cleaning toilets at festivals, scraping chewing gum off the streets and ‘manually relieving sewer blockages’”.

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