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Discover some novelties about the traditions and customs of students from different parts of the world. Read interesting and funny facts about students’ habits.

Some Interesting Facts about Students’ Habits

One of the most memorable life periods is time spent at a college or university. There is a lot to tell about this funny, as well as a difficult period of time. Habits are something all of us have. Depending on the social division, they may greatly differ. Thus, students have their own habits, which are oftentimes surprising and unexpected. Some have a habit of using essay help UK to resolve their academic issues. Nevertheless, it would be more interesting to tell about some captivating facts concerning really funny and even weird habits of students from all around the world.

Some of the most interesting habits include different aspects. These are:

  • Japanese superstitions.
  • Poker issue.
  • Smart solution of unsolvable issues.
  • The use of modern technologies.
  • Funny debtors.
  • Old-fashioned traditions.

The Japanese students always take a chocolate Kit Kat when they pass their exams. They use it as a special talisman. This choice is not accidental. The name of the chocolate is similar with “kitto katsu”, which means “we will definitely win”.

Students adore playing poker. One of the marketing studies of the company Everest Poker determined that students are amongst the largest groups of players. Depending on the country, the percentage of students who play poker online varies from 20 to 30. It is a form of entertainment. Nonetheless, it is believed to teach the technique of bluffing, which might come in handy at the exams.

There is a tendency of students’ aging. The average age of students steadily increases. This is a proven statement. This tendency is quite common for the European countries. For instance, in Switzerland, it reaches 25, 5 years. In Russia, it ranges from 18 to 27 years.

Students are known for their unexpected and really unique decisions. Regardless of the country, they will always invent something to impress you. For instance, mathematician George Danzing was late to the classes and when he entered the classroom and saw calculations on the school board he took them for home assignment. He needed several days to find the answer. As it turned out, he was dealing with two tasks that had no answers. The students could not find them. The professor found the solution in one weekend.

It is a well-known tendency that students prefer electronic books to the common paper books. According to the last surveys, approximately 73% of all students choose electronic libraries for reading. They use their tablets as well. This is a very useful habit. Oftentimes, students hate seeking the needed book in a library. It takes too much of their precious time. Using electronic versions, they sufficiently save the time required for the search and reading. They can get the access immediately through the Internet. As most people prefer digital devices for comfort, reading returned in trend with the invention of electronic pocketbooks.

Another funny tradition was established at Yale University. The senior students eagerly give their notes to the younger mates. However, the junior students become debtors for that. Still, there is no money involved. A student who takes notes from his older comrade will have to undergo a ridiculous procedure. His eyes should be greased to look like headlights. After that, he is obliged to ride his fellow student on the back for several hours.

Don’t you ever argue with your professors. One Oxford student decided to show his wits asking a glass of beer for his exam because the ancient tradition of the university allowed such a custom. Nevertheless, he was immediately fined by his professor. He charged even more ancient tradition of Oxford. In old times, students had to take swords when they passed their exams.

Something about History

There are several historical facts concerning students’ habits, which are likewise interesting. Let’s find out something about them too.

The length of Harvard bridge is 364.4 smoots plus or minus one ear. This is an uncommon length measure, which derived from the surname of a student Oliver Smoot. This measure was used in 1958 to define the length of the bridge. This measure is really funny and weird. The height of Oliver was 170 cm. The student was moved all road long and the constructors took measures in such unique way. Those markings are still visible and this method is one of the most renowned and peculiar in history.

A famous shoe brand Penny Loafers received its name due to the students’ superstition. If putting a penny in your shoe, you will be lucky while passing your exams. Thus, you will receive easier questions and your professor will be kinder.

In the 19th century in Russia, before going to an alehouse students wrote their addresses on the backs. The matter was the state of drunkenness. They drank so much that could not tell a single word.

Undeniably, some of the described above facts were unknown to you and they amazed you at least a bit. Still, you may find out more for yourself. Learning such funny and strange facts enriches our life experience and simply entertains.

 

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Jackie Siegel’s New Premium Brand, Queen Of Versailles Coffee Is A Luxurious Coffee Delight

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I was invited to an intimate tasting of a fabulous new premium brand coffee by Michael Glowoski. I headed to 8 East 48th Street to Benny John’s where socialite, actress, model and philanthropist turned entrepreneur, Jackie Siegel — AKA, ‘The Real Queen of Versailles’ brought her new venture Queen of Versailles Coffee to New York’s influencers.

Jackie Siegel

The ground coffee and espresso beans are picked, sorted, and specially blended on-site in the volcanic mountaintops in Acatenango, Guatemala. The flavor has a rich taste of sweet honey, warm vanilla, and smooth bourbon notes. It was truly the best coffee I have ever tasted.

American heiress and businesswoman AJ Catsimatidis, Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, and Suzanna Bowling

Adam Weiss and Angela Gorman

On site was also American heiress and businesswoman AJ Catsimatidis, Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, the writer of the new musical Queen of Versailles Lindsey Ferrentino, Italian restaurateur and master coffee blender Matteo Drocco.

Jackie Siegel, American heiress and businesswoman AJ Catsimatidis, Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe

Jackie Siegel and her dog

The event was well done serving treats, but most of all, a taste of this exquisite coffee, that you will be addicted to once you taste it.

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Bonnie Comley, ART TO WARE and ChaShaMa Present Nothing to Wear

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Until April 30th Bonnie Comley, ART TO WARE and ChaShaMa Present Nothing to Wear in Port Authority’s 41st Street building.

Bonnie Comley and Anita Durst

Bonnie is a three-time Tony Award-winning producer. She has, also, won an Olivier Award and two Drama Desk Awards for her stage productions. She is on the Board President of The Drama League as well as a full member of The Broadway League and the Audience Engagement and Education Committee.

Nothing to Wear

Comley has produced over 40 films, winning five Telly Awards and one W3 Award. She is the founder and CEO of BroadwayHD, the world’s premier online streaming platform delivering over 300 premium live productions to theatre fans globally. Now she is an artist presenting her work at ART TO WARE (A2W) a wearable Art Gallery that curates up-cycled, hand-made, one-of-a-kind statement pieces to be seen, loved and taken home!

Bonnie Comley and Lelie Ware

Founded in 2021 by Lesley Ware, this Black-owned and women-run small business carries small-batch, socially conscious, up-cycled, and locally-made wearables and gifts. A2W curates an environment of creativity, acceptance, and collaboration within a dynamic retail setting that showcases the work of artists, designers, and creative visionaries.

Making this all happen is ChaShaMa and Anita Durst who helps create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate. Currently, they present 150 events a year, have workspace for 120 artists, and have developed 80 workshops in under served communities. They award 11 million worth of real estate to artists, subsidizes 300 artist work spaces, provide over 215 free art classes, gives 200 artists free space to present and upport over 75 businesses with free space.

Nothing to Wear is a provocative look at our relationship with our clothing choices as it pertains to our self image, fast fashion and textile waste. It challenges the fashion industry to create an alternative to current business models and the global appetite for consumption and asks viewers to question dress codes like the current policing of women in political office.

Jose Febrillet from Port Authority

 

 

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Spring Petals and Hairy Crab: Kintsugi Aligns with a Golden Touch

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Tucked away in a slate-colored corner of otherwise colorful SoHo, Kintsugi stands in contained eloquence as a testament to the exquisite fusion of traditional Japanese cuisine and modern culinary artistry. Named after the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, Kintsugi embraces imperfections, celebrating the beauty of resilience and transformation in post-pandemic NYC.

At Kintsugi, guests are treated to an omakase experience unlike any other, where every dish tells a story of meticulous craftsmanship and innovative flavor pairings. The menu, curated by Executive Chef Victor Chen (formerly of New York Sushi Ko), offers three tiers of premium omakase, each highlighting seasonal ingredients and Chef Victor’s imaginative creations.

The dining experience began with the house signature cocktail, made with sake, yuzu, and violet syrup—a whimsical nod to the restaurant’s otherwise classic Japanese ambiance. The upbeat jazz music playing in the background added a lively contrast to Chef Victor’s quiet focus, creating a dynamic and engaging atmosphere.

The exciting spring menu babied us with glow-in-the-dark Firefly Squid as well as eels so delicate one would think they’re about to enjoy a bowl of glass noodles. A hairy crab peered at us over one course, sheltering a tangy salad made from its tender meat. Such creatures are common fare on the spring tides of the large Japanese coastline, chef informed us. An array of seasonal sea urchin species always brings a knowledgable crowd to Kintsugi, so book early for that summer treat.

While the atmosphere became increasingly lively as the evening unfolded and the guests got to know each other and the staff, the omakase culture at Kintsugi is one of careful curation and attention to detail. Guests can expect to pay a deposit and be patient, as Chef Victor and his team are focused and diligent in providing a truly exceptional dining experience. From bespoke sushi tailored to individual tastes to over 40 pieces of expertly crafted nigiri, every dish at Kintsugi is a work of art.

As you embark on your culinary journey at Kintsugi, be prepared to be transported to a world where every bite tells a story of tradition, innovation, and the beauty of impermanence. The latter of which is precisely what Chef Victor loves about sushi. “All of that work and it all goes into one bite” he says quietly as he gently sears a fat slice of sable fish. “Perhaps it is chewed a few more times, rolled around and savored for that moment and then its forever gone.”

In artful consideration of framing, each course is presented on dinner ware in collaboration with EM Ceramics and Spark Bird Studio who created an exclusive line of handcrafted, gold-fused dinner ware for Kintsugi. Experience for yourself the zen magic of this divine space and discover why, as host Klaus puts it, “everyone needs some Kintsugi after Covid.”

Kintsugi recently launched The Lunch Rush Omakase, a 12- course one- hour experience for $60. It is served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from12–3 p.m. Also available is an optional seasonal beverage pairing (3) for $35 per person.

Kintsugi Omakase

28 Grand Street New York, NY www.kintsuginyc.com 646-983-4616
@kintsuginyc

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12–3 p.m. Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5–11 p.m.
Closed on Wednesdays

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Dream Tea NYC Dazzles with Delicious Sips

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Calling all tea lovers!

Anney Norton has created a fabulous brand that is both delicious and a user-friendly way to create their  blend. Welcome to the wonderful world of Dream Tea NYC.

She has elegantly found a way to craft your own blend of tea from the highest quality organic ingredients. Each canister delivered to your door is full of flavor that is uniquely curated to your heart’s desire. From chamomile with whisps of apples, honey to responsibly sourced rose and lavender, there are hundreds of premium ingredients from dozens of quality sources to take the dreamer on an epic journey to discover amazing tea.

Custom tea blends are sent to your door. What is delivered to your doorstep is magical. Simply take their blend quiz by share a little bit about yourself and your flavor preferences. They then create the perfect custom blend for you.

It’s not just the special blend that will rock your world. The cutest and perfectly paired accessories help further produce a sophisticated culinary experience.

The Dreamy Tea Scoop is the perfect addition to your tea set. Using natural, non-toxic, food-grade steel, this brushed gold scoop is a safe and effective way to get the perfect amount of tea for every personal serving. In addition, Starry Sachet Bags are the only tea sachets using natural, non-toxic cotton fibers to help make a safe and effective way to brew the perfect cup.

Here is to creating your perfect sip today. For more information, please visit here.

 

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FAO Schwarz Launches Teddy Bear for enCourage Kids Fundraising

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This is the cuddly gift that keeps giving.

FAO’s flagship store in the heart of New York City has launched the sale of a new look on Teddy with an enCourage Kids’ partnership. The high-quality plush toy is for the Send a Smile, Send a Bear program. Right now, Teddy is on sale at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Teddy will soon be able to help even more pediatric patients navigate the stress of treatment, illness, and hospitalization. The program also delivers stuffed animal bears to hospital partners nationwide to help pediatric patients navigate the stress of treatment, illness, and hospitalization.

FAO’s motto is to be a source of wonder for each new generation, along with being a relentless supporter of quality and innovation in the life of every child. enCourage Kids envision a world where every child experience joy, hope and emotional healing along their medical journey. Together, we look forward to providing each child with this Bear, the ultimate symbol of hope, strength and courage.

Since 1985, enCourage Kids Foundation has helped humanize healthcare for children and their families by resourcing impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the child life community. Serving more than one million children annually, enCourage Kids is focused on making hospitals a better place to get better.

 

Photos by Mychal Watts

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