Remember back in college when you used words like "ontological" and attended lectures on string theory? That felt good, didn't it? Well, now that you're

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Best Place to Learn Something You Never Thought You'd Need to Know

Applied Physics Laboratory

Remember back in college when you used words like "ontological" and attended lectures on string theory? That felt good, didn't it? Well, now that you're out of work and have nothing much going on Thursday afternoons, it's time to recapture that. The University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory hosts semi-regular public seminars with titles like "Barents Sea Heat: Transport Storage and Surface Fluxes." The lab was created in the '40s to help the Navy figure out how to keep ocean currents from throwing our torpedoes off course, but now it's used to study things like climate change. Let them fill your head with their infinite knowledge. And if slaking your thirst for learning isn't enough, the lab serves coffee and cookies beforehand!—Laura Onstot

 
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