Archivery: Twinkies and Wheelies

Little known fact: I work in the Rice archive and often come upon ridiculousness. Like the T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. project, where some Rice students past scientifically tested Twinkies by passing electric currents through them, submerging them in glorious H-Town tap water, performing Turing tests, and dropping them off of Lovett. Results available normally or in Haiku.

Also, this exciting half-article from the Thresher, May 6th, 1965, right before Beer Bike:

Nothing has changed.

Nothing has changed.

Oh, for bygone days, when this counted as sports reporting. And when Wiess’ riders practiced their wheelie skills instead of their biking. Personally, I think that would be a better strategy. Or, you know, Will Rice’s falling down one. A good strategy not just for Beer Bike, but for life: If you can’t be good at something, you might as well be flashy. It’s why I wear so much glitter.

2 responses to “Archivery: Twinkies and Wheelies”

  1. Bova says:

    lol!!!! I love this article. I love the section called “Wiess Plans” which includes no information other than “What are they doing? No one knows!” That’s amazing.

  2. Arin says:

    lol that’s awesome. The only thing that has changed is that Hanszen has gotten lamer 😀
    Way to get a shout-out in the Thresher, btw

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