April Fool's: Coursera Launches Underwater Basketweaving Course
Coursera has announced the launch of a new Underwater Basketweaving course on April Fools' Day. The course description says underwater basketweaving is believed to have been developed by the peoples of the Aquacamamata Peninsula around the year 325 BC.
Underwater basket weaving has survived to the present day on account of its great functional advantages over dry basket weaving. 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.