1.) The oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp — a teacher who gave lessons in defiance of the Nazi occupiers of his country — has died at the age of 108. Antoni Dobrowolski passed away Sunday in Poland. After invading Poland at the start of World War II, the Germans banned anything beyond four years of elementary education in a bid to crush Polish culture and the country's intelligentsia. Dobrowolski was part of a Polish underground of teachers who was arrested and sent to Auschwitz in June 1942, where he survived until being liberated 3 years later.
2.) The debates are now over, and we’re 2 weeks away from Election Day, but the children of the United States have already spoken. The winner of Nickelodeon’s 2012 “Kids Pick the President "Kids' Vote" is --President Barack Obama. More than half a million votes were cast in the network’s online poll, done to build young citizens’ awareness of, and involvement in, the election process. Since it began in 1988, kids have correctly picked the winner, in advance of the national election, five out of the last six times.
3.) If you’re frustrated because you don’t believe you’re paid enough for the work you do consider this - two women in India have applied to the "Guinness Book of World Records" to name them the record holders for the “World’s Lowest Salary.” The pair have been working as toilet cleaners at the Government Women's Teacher's Training Institute in southern India since 1971. Their starting salary was 15 rupees a month, which is about 28 cents a month in today's dollars. In more than 40 years, they’ve never received a raise, meaning they’ve been earning about $3.35 per year. Over the past 4 decades, they’ve been paid a total of just under $138 dollars for their work.