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Professor finds his office completely covered in tinfoil

Posted Jul 30, 2010 by Cynthia Trowbridge
Scott Bur, a science professor at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota returned to his office after his week long vacation to a big surprise.
Will aluminum foil make the light bulb obsolete?
Will aluminum foil make the light bulb obsolete?
Professor Scott Bur is used to his students pulling a prank on him while he is away on vacation.
When he opened his office door all he saw was tinfoil. The walls, desk, chairs, books, his coffee pot and even every individual pen was covered in tinfoil.
His research students had spent the whole week covering everything in his office.
The office had been previously decorated as a pirate ship and with a princess theme.
Speaking of the tinfoil covered office mailonline reports Bur said, "The attention to detail was truly overwhelming. Every book was individually wrapped. Not only was a box of kleenex wrapped, but an individual tissue was wrapped and put back in the box for effect. It's like nothing I've ever experienced before."
The students underestimated the amount of foil they would need and had to make several trips to the store. It took them almost the whole week to get it covered. They ended up using ten, 200ft rolls of foil.
Since the students missed last year they wanted this year to be special.
upi.com reports Bur said, "I have a sense of humor. It'll be a long time before everything's unwrapped, but it's a pretty good prank."
When Bur returned from his vacation he had some deadlines to make so didn't get a chance to unwrap everything.
He did say the foil will be recycled.