Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Educational rides

Kids should learn stuff while at amusement parks...
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At first, this was a text for ReadPlease to read for my amusement. Then, I realized it was an actual idea. Whereas we could make this huge building like Epcot center at Disneyland, except that it would be the human digestive system, and kids could learn about what happens to food, and to not be grossed out with going to the bathroom.

Kids would be given t-shirts to assign them a molecular role; some kids would be protien, some kids would be carbohydrates or minerals, and a few kids would be fatty deposits. Each kid would have to go visit the liver or pancreas to get 'processed', according to what their composition was.

Then you could have the kids come flying out the back end into this giant toilet, and that could lead to another ride that teaches them about sewage treatment, and how it gets turned back into normal drinking water or dirt, and then eventually, food.

Then the kids could just go around and around this thing to learn about the ecosystem and how everything in nature is recycled, even if it's disgusting at first.

Bloaty, Oct 01 2002

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       Bloaty, welcome and all that, but I got to come down hard on this one. What is it with educational fun and fun education? What's so freaking wrong with fun fun and educational education? What's going on here, an demonstration in entropy, written in letters twenty years high?
General Washington, Oct 01 2002
  

       I guess I just wanted an excuse to send kids flying into a giant toilet. That, and I think sewage treatment has some undeserved negative associations with it.
Bloaty, Oct 01 2002
  

       Sure kids could do with being taught in a more "traditional" way but where the curriculum requires that more complex issues be explained, the funeducationfun model is useful. I suspect that there's a whole subclass of dirty little boys who would love pretending to be pellets of poo. Croissant.   

       [That said, wasn't there some sort of "Through the Human Body" exhibit at the Millenium Dome? It was down in That London, so I never went.]
calum, Oct 02 2002
  

       Hey, I'm all for the headfirst U-bend Experience. As any kid knows, Toilets are Fun. Just don't lets confuse fun with learning.
General Washington, Oct 02 2002
  

       GW - most people learn best when they don't think they're learning. I bet 8th's intimate knowledge of feline anatomy and projectile mechanics is due to the hours of cat tormenting fun he's had.   

       The problem I have with this idea is the notion that we should prescribe what people should learn. Mrs Silly helps run a pre-school and they now have to have learning objectives for each session - flippin' eck, the sessions are for 3 year olds...
PeterSilly, Oct 02 2002
  

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It's a round, round world after all
It's a round, round world after all
It's a round. round world
It's a round, round world after all
It's a round, round world after all
It's a round. round world
It's a round, round world after all
It's a round, round world after all
It's a round. round world
It's a round, round world after all
It's a round, round world after all
It's a round. round world
thumbwax, Oct 02 2002
  
      
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