You too can celebrate "Dunce Day"

November 7, 2008 According to this article, it marks the anniversary of the death of John Duns Scotus. He's credited with creating the dunce cap. You know, that cone-shaped hat that would be put on people who did not-too-bright things in the past. Apparently, this Oxford-educated scholar thought the cone shape would help funnel knowledge into his students' brains. We've come a long way since the early 1300s, haven't we?

But, to get the "Dunce Day" celebrations started a little earlier than the official November 8th "holiday," you can look at this slideshow for a list of pretty duncerific things said by some pretty famous people.


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