Visitors [M.C. Escher's Impossible Stairs]

Welcome to the Hard Knocks Academy visitor information centre.  The School of Hard Knocks was established at the very moment of the inception of life into the universe, but nobody realized it until comparatively contemporary times (e.g., within the first two thousand years of the Common Era on planet Earth, which resides in the Milky Way Galaxy).

Tours are naturally self-guided, but please keep in mind that we recommend being appropriately prepared should you decide to venture out into the world since, in addition to being mysterious or sometimes even downright confusing, some parts are also known to be both dangerous and exciting.

"When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."
-- Mark Twain