Top 10 Most Unusual College Degrees


Astrobiology – ET phone home. The University of Glamorgan in the UK offers a degree in Astrobiology, which is the search for life beyond earth. So if hunting for alien life is your thing consider a career in Astrobiology.

Sports Ministry – Graduates from this program are prepared for positions in non-profit organizations seeking to use sports as an avenue for teaching religion. This program is offered through Campbellsville University in Campbellsville Kentucky.

Friday Assignment: Pitch the Premise of the Upcoming Star Wars TV Show

It seems that George Lucas wasn’t completely satisfied with destroying the Star Wars franchise with the prequels and rampant revisionism in every new “remastered” release of the original trilogy and has decided to do a live-action Star Wars tv show.

Filmmaker George Lucas said Tuesday that he has “just begun work” on a live-action television series rooted in the “Star Wars” universe, which is huge news not just for fans of the science-fiction epic but also for networks looking for a piece of the Lucas magic that has grossed $4.3 billion in theaters worldwide.

There is a caveat, though: The proposed series doesn’t have anyone named Luke or Anakin in it, a story path that Lucas concedes is “taking chances” as far as connecting with an audience expecting the familiar mythology.

The Skywalkers aren’t in it, and it’s about minor characters,” Lucas said in an interview. “It has nothing to do with Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader or any of those people. It’s completely different. But it’s a good idea, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to do.”

Does this scare any other fans out there? (rhetorical, don’t bother answering) But in fairness, I thought it would be interesting to explore what kind of tv shows might be able to work centering around minor Star Wars characters so feel free to pitch your ideas in the comments. Here’s one of mine.

Wedge is out of a job now that both Death Stars have been destroyed and is low on money so ends up having to become roommates with the former Imperial Guard known for saying “TK421, Why aren’t you at your station”. One’s a former hotshot rebel pilot who isn’t afraid of wearing bright orange who leaves his socks strewn around the house while the other was an uptight imperial administrator who questions everything. Throw in Admiral Akbar as their wacky neighbor and I smell a sitcom.

Your turn.

The Centurion Card

From Wikipedia:

The Centurion Card, popularly known as the Black Card, is American Express’ most exclusive charge card. Formerly available by invitation only, the Centurion Card provides access to a range of exclusive privileges. In the United States, invitations are no longer sent for the card. To be approved for the Black Card, one must make a request and meet the strict criteria below. As of 2007, the annual fee in the United States was $2,500.

Urban legends of a special, black-colored card offering dignitaries and celebrities unlimited spending power and after-hours access to high-end stores circulated in the 1980s.[1] While the rumors were false, in October 1999 American Express decided to capitalize on them by launching the Centurion Card, and made the card available to selected holders of its Platinum Card®. The First Holder of this type of card was the Italian Princess Dionne Leslie. The Amex Centurion Card originally had an annual fee of $1,000. The rumor of an unlimited spending card originated because certain high-spending card members were given a black information card that, while not a charge or credit card, contained important telephone numbers, such as numbers for American Express Travel and Concierge services.

According to the Brazilian American Express call center, there are only two people in the whole country that have the Centurion Card. One is known to be TV host Hebe Camargo.

(via Reddit)

Baby Mouse Wine

Hmmm, does baby mouse wine go with beef or fish?

As if the fermented cabbage-flavoured Coolpis wasn’t bad enough we get this, wine infused with baby mice.

Used as a cure all in rural parts of Korea, it’s made by stuffing a hoard of two to three day old mice into a bottle of rice wine and leaving it to stew for, ooh, a good year or so.

After that you’ll have a ricey-mice concoction fit for… mentally scarring your own children.

(via Arbroath)