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BREAKING: Teacher’s Mo Kicks Cancer’s Arse

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Greetings from the last week of MOVEMBER! 

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You may have noticed the fine mane of manliness growing upon my upper lip and down my cheeks - my Mo, as the mustache is affectionately called in Australia. (If not, I’ve included two images from Day 25 for your amusement.) 

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Why, might you ask, have I, along with two buddies, taken my ordinary face and turned it into something extraordinarily *manly* and ruggedly ridiculous? I’m glad you asked. 

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To change the face of men’s health — specifically to raise awareness about men’s health issues and to raise money to fight cancers that affect men. Just as the pink ribbon has raised awareness about breast cancer, the Movember mustache promotes healthy living among us men — to help us fight back against something that has affected us all. 

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We all know people we care deeply about who have fought or are fighting cancer. As a result, we’ve all felt the same helplessness watching people we love struggle against a shapeless and relentless foe. Now, with mustache on face, I can do my part, however small (and comical), to fight back. My MOtivation this year is my Uncle Al, who used to rock a sweet horseshoe Mo back in the day. 

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This Movember over 1 million mo-bro’s and mo-sista’s are participating around the globe! (The sisters are participating in support — most are not actually taking part in the hair growth, I hope.) 

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You can help us kick cancer where it kicks men by donating to our team Mo Space page (TallyMo). Proceeds benefit Livestrong Foundation (Lance Armstrong’s cancer fighting foundation) &  Prostate Cancer Foundation. (This link will take you directly to my donations page and this link will take you to the team’s donation page.)

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Join us in raising money for a cause that affects us all. Not just because we are reminding everyone of why most of us don’t grow mustaches year round (see below picture for reminder), but because the fight against cancer isn’t fought on one front alone. Help us ensure that dads, husbands, brothers, sons, uncles, nephews and friends stay healthy and live long lives.

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Please consider donating something — $1, $2, $489 — for those you love(d) who have fought, will fight, or are fighting cancer.  

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Thank you. Not only for making this ridiculous facial hair worth it, but for making a contribution that will help make a difference. 

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The problem with multiple choice tests. 
Read question 12 (real question from a real test, issued to students).  
None of the optional answers correspond with areas where trees are actually growing.
Therefore, a student may reason, “Maybe there’s a pollution problem with the island (or too rocky) and trees are not able to grow there. Perhaps the flood plain is regularly flooded and trees are not able to grow there because of the moisture variability. The base of the mountain may be an especially poor place for trees to grow due to frequent rock slides. And with climate change, the mountain top may be suitable habit for trees to grow as the area warms, especially since there are already a number of trees growing on the mountain.” 

The problem with multiple choice tests. 

Read question 12 (real question from a real test, issued to students).  

None of the optional answers correspond with areas where trees are actually growing.

Therefore, a student may reason, “Maybe there’s a pollution problem with the island (or too rocky) and trees are not able to grow there. Perhaps the flood plain is regularly flooded and trees are not able to grow there because of the moisture variability. The base of the mountain may be an especially poor place for trees to grow due to frequent rock slides. And with climate change, the mountain top may be suitable habit for trees to grow as the area warms, especially since there are already a number of trees growing on the mountain.” 

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motherjones:

Animation of Wave Propagation from the Japan Earthquake

Via NOAA’s Center for Tsunami Research

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ollymoss:

Star Wars
My take on the original Star Wars Trilogy. Officially-licensed, limited edition 24x36” screen-printed posters available through Mondo Tees on Monday 20th December. A small number of signed artist-proofs will be available from me on Wednesday 23rd December.

ollymoss:

Star Wars

My take on the original Star Wars Trilogy. Officially-licensed, limited edition 24x36” screen-printed posters available through Mondo Tees on Monday 20th December. A small number of signed artist-proofs will be available from me on Wednesday 23rd December.

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