A thread on Facebook allowed Michigan Tech Alumni to share nuggets of wisdom acquired in the Copper Country. Below are some of those responses. Add yours in the comments below!
Nerds rule … Numbers don’t lie … “Because research has proven it” is an acceptable answer … People with toolboxes have a lot of acquaintances … Make friends with the people with the keys … Euchre is an art form … Invest in quality jumper cables.
Snowbanks at the end of your driveway somehow become magnetic, and will suck cars into them … Hiking boots are always in fashion. So is flannel … It is possible to walk uphill, both ways, to school.
Brooms are meant to be clipped, taped, and used on ice.
F=MA … Physics is fun … You can’t push a rope.
Chemistry says if you soak the rope and freeze it, you can push it just fine.
Keep a snow shovel in the car at all times.
“It depends” is a legitimate answer for many engineering questions (courtesy of Jim De Clerck).
Anyone with a Michigan Tech sticker on their car is a friend I have not yet met … Pizza and a beer is always an acceptable dinner choice … Chili is good over rice.
Taco Bell tastes better when you drive 100 miles for it.
“Pank” is a real word.
Floormats make great traction aid devices … Always supervise friends “borrowing” your garage and insist on the use of jackstands.
Cafeteria trays are actually sleds.
When shoveling, throw snow back as far as you can in the beginning of the season.