Category: University

One October night in 1997, someone impaled a pumpkin on top of a spire at Cornell University. The spire was more than 170 feet off the ground. No one really knows how they did it.

After 1250 gallons of mayonnaise went bad at Michigan State University in 2016, the school’s Sustainability Officer used an anaerobic digester to turn it into energy and power part of the campus.

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If you want to learn about monsters and ghouls in real life, you can get a PhD in Parapsychology at the University of Edinburgh.

The Harvard University library collection has a book bound in human skin. It is Des destinées de l’ame by Arsène Houssaye.

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Early coffee shops in England were frequented by students, philosophers, and other intellectuals who engaged in reasoned debate on the latest issues of the day. The shops charge a penny for admission and were dubbed “Penny Universities” for the alternative form of education they offered.

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There’s a university in Sweden where students let out primal screams at exactly 10 p.m. each night. The Flogsta Scream occurs every night at 10 p.m. when university students living in Uppsala’s Flogsta neighborhood stop what they’re doing and let out a collective scream from their windows, balconies, and rooftops to help blow off steam and ease the stresses of college life.

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A Duke University research revealed that men tolerate sleep deprivation better than women. When women don’t get enough sleep, they suffer mentally and physically. They are at high risk of developing heart disease, depression, or blood clots, while men suffer fewer consequences.

A father of five worked 23 years as a custodian for Boston College so all of his children could attend the university for free. They all graduated and together saved nearly $700,000 in tuition.

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Meet the 23-Year-Old Physics Genius Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski. At the age of 14, Sabrina built her own single engine airplane and became the youngest person to ever fly her own plane. At MIT, she achieved the highest possible grade and today Harvard University named her the next Einstein. Her brilliance should be known throughout the world.

According to the “Pass by Catastrophe” rule, if, by accident, the university burns down, or is destroyed otherwise, all current students immediately graduate with a degree.

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