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Quiz: Are You Smarter Than A South African High School Student?

View Survey<p>Do you keep up with international news?<p>This quiz will give you a chance to find out.<p>The Interschool Quiz made its debut in 1993. It's a project of the Western Cape Branch of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), designed to boost interest in global matters. This …

The D Train review – reunion comedy at the bottom of its class

Jack Black tries to bring a star name back to school, with forgettable results<p>This first directorial feature from <i>Yes Man</i> co-writers Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel is a lumpen, misjudged affair, pitched awkwardly between the sharp satire of <i>Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion</i> and the unresolved …

Satire

Robots could take trillions of dollars of assets from the Wall Street establishment

This comes from a September 3 report from Citigroup, titled "Rise of the Machines: Retail Revolution."<p>In just two years, the report notes, robo-advisers have boosted their assets from virtually nothing in 2012 to $14 billion by the end of 2014. And they're just getting warmed up.<p>Over the next 10 …

Woman Finds Long Fake Nail Buried in Her Taco Bell Nachos

A Florida woman placed an order for Triple Layer Nachos at a Taco Bell earlier this week, expecting a plate of chips, beans, nacho cheese, and red sauce, except when she received her order, it came with an unwanted fourth layer. According to Fox 13, Tampa Bay resident Kailynn Roland stopped by the …

China's stock market heresy

Americans believe in free markets almost as fervently as they do in God. Faith in Adam Smith cuts across religions and denominations. That is why it is so hard for many of us to accept as reasonable the Chinese government's massive intervention over the last 10 days to arrest the collapse of its …