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Perl online school, I'd say. They are here to learn.
Oh no: obvious, but just... too obvious. School has a stigma for being no fun and boring... well, that's just plain wrong and was not even the case with me, but... I was definitely thinking of something either more recreational or well, not... obvious! Anyway, since we're talking 'bout pubs so much now, one may remind that they can be a perfect place for learning as well, in fact I was about to report here that rumors had it that the idea for bubble chambers took its inspiration from a glass of beer... however while inserting the previous link I also read the first few lines to discover that rumors were just rumors since:
Anecdotally, Glaser was inspired by the bubbles in a glass of beer; however, in a 2006 talk, he refuted this story, saying that although beer was not the inspiration for the bubble chamber, he did experiment with using beer to fill early prototypes.
In short: Hitler Bad, Beer Good and Godwin perhaps applies!