Professor returns from vacation to find whole office wrapped in tin foil

Professor returns from vacation to find whole office wrapped in tin foil

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In this July 22, 2010 photo, Gustavus Adolphus professor Scott Bur works in his aluminized office in St. Peter, Minn. Students slipped into the chemistry professor's office while he was on vacation and as a prank, covered everything right down to pens and even his coffee pot cord with aluminum foil. �It�s sort of become a tradition in my research group,� said Bur, who�d only managed to unwrap his coffee pot and a few other essentials by Thursday morning. �When I go on vacation and come back, I always find something, � he told the Mankato Free Press (AP Photo/Mankato Free Press, John Cross) MANDATORY CREDIT

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 25, 2010 at 11:33 AM

ST. PETER, Minn. – A science professor at Gustavus Adolphus College left for a week's vacation this summer and returned to a shiny office. Very shiny.

Professor Scott Bur's students had covered his office in aluminum foil. Computer screen, chairs, the ceiling, the floor — all covered in foil. Books and pens were individually wrapped, so was the phone, a ball cap, a bottle and the coffee maker.

Bur said it's a sort of tradition among his research group. He goes on vacation and when he comes back there's ... something.

That last time it happened, his office was decorated for a fairy princess. Pink fabric and bows covered everything. The pink glow from the office could been across campus.

Senior Kristen Jahr said the foil prank required 10, 200-foot rolls of foil.

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Information from: The Free Press, http://www.mankatofreepress.com

 

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