Airplane windows, ATMs, and Agitated High Schoolers

With each new week comes new insights and questions that we may never have thought about before. Should we be able to roll down our windows in airplanes? Are mother-son events discrimination? Is 850 calories enough for lunch?  These questions and more will be answered in this week’s edition of Stuff You Might Have Missed This Week.

1. Cranston, Rhode Island, has banned father-daughter and mother-son events, claiming that they are “gender discrimination.”

2. In Kansas, a group of high school students created a video protesting Obama’s requirements for school lunches, particularly the 850-calorie limit. The video has gone viral and has attracted nationwide attention. Read more here.

3. Right across the Bay, in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, scientists discovered that it is possible to create a 4-D space-time crystal, which could keep track of time even after the universe disappears.

4. Instead of blowing up just the ATM like they had planned, a group of robbers went one step further, demolishing the entire bank.

5. To finish off, last week Romney had a brilliant idea: airplane windows that can roll down in an emergency.

“When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.”

To read more about Romney’s idea, go here.