Professor's office coated in tinfoil

July 26, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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ST. PETER, Minn., July 26 (UPI) -- A Minnesota college professor said students pulling an annual prank while he was away on vacation made his office sparkle by coating everything in tinfoil.

Scott Bur, a science professor at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, said he returned from his weeklong vacation to find his research group had covered everything in his office, from the walls to books, pens, chairs, his coffee pot and his computer screen, The (Mankato, Minn.) Free Press reported Monday.

Items were individually wrapped.

"It's sort of become a tradition in my research group," Bur said. "When I go on vacation and come back, I always find something."

Students said they knew this year's prank had to be special, because they skipped last year. In the previous year, Bur's office was transformed into a princess-themed room, complete with pink drapes and bows

"I have a sense of humor," he said. "It'll be a long time before everything's unwrapped, but it's a pretty good prank."

The students said the feat required 10 full 200-foot rolls of tinfoil.

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