If you're looking for some carpool lane conversation starters, look no further than these fun and interesting back-to-school facts:
- According to a study done by Yale University, the smell of a crayon ranks #18 on the list of most recognizable scents for adults.
- In developing countries, every additional year of education can increase a person’s future income by an average of 10 percent.
- Pencils can write just about anywhere—in zero gravity, upside down, and under water. The average pencil can write 45,000 words and draw a line 35 miles long.
- Children born to educated mothers in developing countries are less likely to be stunted or malnourished. Each additional year of maternal education reduces child mortality by 2%.
- The biggest school in the world (in terms of pupils, not area) is the City Montessori School in Lucknow, India. The school was set up by the Ghandis in 1959 and has more than 32,000 students!