To contrast with the past "serious" news, these two short videos should brighten your day, or at least prompt a smile or two. It is amazing what you can find on YouTube or Google-Video.
The first is a video that has been passed on via e-mails for the past few months. Known as the Ma and Pa Do Math vieo, it says alot about the un-empowerment of mathematical algorithms. I am including it just in case you have not seen it.
The second is a less-well known video that should be of special interest to dog lovers. Known as the Maggie Does Math video, it says one of two things...humans are not the only species able to master math...or we should start feeding dog bones to students in order to improve their mathematical performance.
If you have some time on your hands, you might do a search using "math" on YouTude. It is both frustrating and embarassing to see what students capture (and then make public) with their cell-phones. This is technology gone awry!