Whatever & Ever Today: Millennials Regret College, If Earth Had Rings, Erroneous Quotes, & A Guide to Arrested Development

1/3 of millennials would take back college, what Earth would look like with rings, the top 50 misattributed quotes, and one more thing to get you excited for Arrested Development Sunday.

We Don’t Need No Education

According to a new Wells Fargo survey reported by Forbes, about one-third of millennials regret going to college and would have rather spent that time working. Because it’s tough for colleges to guarantee good jobs after graduation, some students are second-guessing their decision to get their degrees. Looking at millennials between the ages of 22 and 32, the study found that 42 percent called their student loan debt “overwhelming.” This comes as no real since census data showed a whopping 6 million Americans ages 25 to 34 living with their parents in 2011, a number that rose from 4.7 million in 2007. Somewhere, Joel Stein is laughing to himself while planning the next silly think piece so he can generalize future generations as a bunch of lazy “twixters.”

Credit: Ron Miller

Hey God, If You Liked It Then You Should Have Put Some Rings On It

Ever think about what life would be like if Earth had rings? No? Regardless, artist Ron Miller imagined what’d it be like if Earth was more like Saturn. In these breathtaking renderings, he shows how different parts of the world would see the rings differently. For instance, the rings would only be a sliver of light near the Equator, but would be more vivid in places like Guatamala or Washington D.C.

Stop Pretending Gandhi Said That, Everyone

If you’re on YouTube long enough, it’s likely that you’ll stumble on one of author John Green’s informative and pithy YouTube videos. Now, the vlogger is teaming up with Mental Floss on a weekly web show where he’s doing the good work, like pointing out 38 Common Spelling and Grammatical Errors. This week, Green attempts to debunk 50 misattributed quotes that have been persistently used in pop culture without a second thought.

Some submissions: It turns out Martin Luther King Jr. did not actually say, “Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage” nor did General David Petraeus say, “Shoot to thrill, play to kill. Too many women, with too many pills.”

More Arrested Development Stuff Before It Gets Old

The Internet has been buzzing since maybe 2006 about Arrested Development coming back after its cancellation. Now that it is really coming back on Sunday, the Internet has become even more insufferable about its excitement. With only two days left until the Netflix premiere of its entire fourth season, [College Humor has decided to make an inforgraphic to get some page views. Fortunately for those prone to click bait, the “Complete Guide” is insanely comprehensive and spans the entire Bluth family as well as their love interest—except for Ann Veal. [Editor’s Note: Her?]

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