Pringles’ “30% free” tricking your eyes.
‘Record Breakers’ – on the front page of the Home segment of today’s The Straits Times. It is about Fajar Secondary School, which has broken 27 Singapore records, and is now gunning for a Guinness World Record. Sounds impressive.
But none of the records are related to academic, artistic, or sporting excellence.
Some of the local records they have broken include ‘writing out a Ralph Waldo Emerson poem in paper clips’ and ‘de-shelling nuts within three minutes’.
The Guinness record they are chasing involves ‘getting each of its 983 students and staff members to stand on one leg for two minutes’.
Imagine my shock when I read that mass stupidity has been portrayed as a good thing and is something to be proud of.
Fajar’s principal, Ng Shok Yan, even went so far to give a lame ass word play, “The lesson that all students in this school learn is that ‘Impossible stands for ‘I’m possible’.”
She obviously needs a spelling lesson from one of her English teachers.
Has this school descended to such a pathetic state that she needs to resort to such gimmicks to raise its profile?
And what is a paltry 983 people? If the powers that be at the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) so decide, I’m sure they can get all the regulars and NSFs to fall in and stand on one leg. For whatever number of minutes they want.
Such is the level of Fajar Secondary School’s stupidity – they deserve comparison to the SAF for breaking the record in mindless idiocy.