Mizzou Study: Fat Kids Can’t Do Math

According to a study done by University of Missouri, the fatter your kid is, the crappier they are at math. 2 + 2 = “Do we have chips still?” “The findings illustrate the complex relationships among children’s weight, social and emotional well-being, academics and time,” said Sara Gable, associate professor in the MU Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, who led the study. The study followed over six thousand kids from kindergarten to fifth grade, getting info from their families, school, physicals and tests along the way. [Read More]

That Poor Fire Department Lost Phone Service and City Math is Hard

The Kinloch Fire Department’s economic struggles continue. Blaming it’s troubles on low property tax revenues and falling six months behind on it’s phone bill, the service to it’s non-emergency line has been cut, allowing only 911 calls to go through…which is a bummer because the only people that call that line are all needy and crap. Back in November, we floated the idea of a big dance show with costumes and the whole deal to raise the money, but none of you showed up for the first practice! [Read More]