April Fool's: Coursera Launches Underwater Basketweaving CourseCoursera has announced the launch of a new Underwater Basketweaving course on April Fools' Day. The course description says underwater basket weaving is believed to have been developed by the peoples of the Aquacamamata Peninsula around the year 325 BC. It is said to have "great functional advantages" over regular dry basket weaving.
Coursera says, "By working with saturated fibers in a submerged environment, we can reduce friction in the weave and create a basket of unparalleled integrity and aesthetic appeal. Underwater baskets, or 'wet-weave' baskets, are highly prized in many modern cultures for their beauty, durability, and water-tightness."
Is sounds like a practical course. Take a look:
Posted on April 1, 2013