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What the F Are We Reading Sept 5-12, 2015

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This Might Just Be the Coolest Interactive Infographic We’ve Seen

Have you ever wondered what songs from the ’90s have survived and are still listened to today? Thanks to Spotify, we now know that No Diggity by Blackstreet is the most listened to song from the ’90s and that most of the Billboard Top 100 hits are not widely listened to today. Take a look and play with these awesome graphs to find out about your past favorites.

Whoever This Guy Is…We Want to Sunbathe in This Beautiful Spot Too

Viral Photo of a Dead, Syrian Toddler Washed Up on the Beach in Turkey Haunts the Internet this Week

It’s very hard to look at, and humans everywhere are amazed at the death toll rising out of the inadequacy of responses to the rising number of Syrian refugees seeking a safe haven. This article does a good job of introducing who this boy was and not just what he represents. Many questions are raised here as to what exactly our role in this situation should be and how major world powers have been ignoring a growing crisis.

If World Powers Are Not Ignoring the Current Crisis, They Are Blatantly Unwilling to Accept Many Refugees

Iceland recently announced that they would like to pitch in and allow 50 Syrian refugees to enter the country. According to NPR, there are around 3 million Syrian refugees accounted for as of Sept. 3. The citizens of Iceland are outraged and thousands of Icelanders countered by offering their homes and expertise in assisting refugees seeking a home. Germany, on the other hand, has been the biggest world power so far to step up and grant any Syrian refugees who arrive in their country the right to stay. German citizens are also stepping up to welcome the newcomers to their country.

The Privatization of Childhood

Here’s a great excerpt from Megan Erickson’s new book on the privatization of childhood. Looking at tons of data from the education sphere, Erickson picks apart exactly what is wrong with the way we raise children today.

Did You See This Kid Punch a Whole in a 17th Cent. Baroque Painting?

The gif is pretty viral right now, so you’ve probably already seen this teenage boy absentmindedly drinking a soda in an Israeli museum before losing his footing and falling into a painting valued at $1.5 million. Click the link to read about the fallout and how the museum is going about seeking compensation for the ruined artwork.




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