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6 Weird Things About Yale

Attending Yale is a great achievement but, at the same time, there are a few strange things lingering about. Here are a few:

Particle Accelerator

279897120_ad2ed00834_oAs depicted in many movies and TV shows such as The Flash, we have the Particle Accelerator. There is a large room which houses the accelerator unit, which consists of an ionizer that produces negatively charged ions. To do this they need 100,000 volts. This is pushed into a school bus sized tube which stores a positive charge of about 18 million volts to further accelerate the particle.

The purpose of this is to accelerate the particles to the speed of light. There is much mystery behind the scientific theories regarding matter traveling at light speed. Continue Reading

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Weird Lawsuits that Actually Won

Before I began law school I thought maybe by attending I would get some insight on why ridiculous cases that appear in the news end up winning, while on the other hand lawsuits that seem to focus on a legitimate concern is quickly thrown out of court. I have yet to know exactly why, other than the fact that it depends on how convincing the legal argument is and not how stupid the people involved appear to be.

McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit

The one I remember really well is the hot coffee from McDonald’s lawsuit. If you are over thirty years old, you probably remember it too. In Liebeck v McDonald’s, Stella Liebeck, a 79-year-old woman from New Mexico purchased a cup of coffee from a drive through McDonalds. She removed the lid spilled the entire cup of coffee on her lap, and scalded her thighs, Continue Reading

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Excellent Places to Eat Near Yale University

One of the things you learn after being at law school for a short period, is the wonderful places to eat. It’s important to recharge yourself in between exams and studying and hitting some nice eateries is important. Here are some places I heard of before I went and tried them out. You should too. Now I’m not just talking about places in New Haven. I’m talking about places nearby. Nearby, I mean, you’ve had it. You’re done with studying and it’s late and all you want to do is slip on your shoes, shuffle down the street, and waltz right into some of the best food in the area.

Bar

1-generator-london-bar-areaEveryone loves pizza right? So let’s start there. A place that many people at Yale frequent because of their brick oven pizza is Bar. If you’ve never been before, you need to try their mashed potato pizza. It truly is to die for. The potato mixed with garlic, parmesan cheese, oregano and thyme is awesome. Get that with bacon slices on top. You’re now in heaven. Continue Reading