martes, agosto 15, 2006

PRINCETON - Tradiciones y Curiosidades

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# Newman's Day - students attempt to drink 24 beers in the 24 hours of April 24th, origins of the day are shrouded in mystery; may be named after Paul Newman. Newman has spoken out against the tradition, however. [17]

# Nude Olympics - annual (nude) frolic in Holder Courtyard during the first snow of the winter. Started in the early 1970s, the Nude Olympics went co-ed in 1989 and gained much notoriety with the American press. For safety reasons, the administration banned the Olympics in 2000.

#Prospect 11 - referring to the act of drinking a beer at all eleven eating clubs on The Street in one night. With the recent closure of Campus Club, this has become impossible, but the phrase "Prospect 10" has yet to firmly plant itself in the lexicon.

#Robo - commonly played team drinking game at Princeton University, thought to have originated there (Que es como el duro, pero con reglas y por equipos). Beirut is equally popular. (Este es como el duro pero con pelota de ping pong y vasos en plan bolos)

#In 1933, Albert Einstein arrived at Princeton, where he was affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study. Shortly after his arrival, in a private correspondence, Einstein described Princeton as "a quaint and ceremonious village of puny demigods on stilts." Over time, he came to appreciate the environment provided by the town and the Institute, and in many ways became more at home in Princeton than in any of his previous residences. He stayed until his death in 1955.

#The area was implicated in the transmission of anthrax tainted mail on September 18, 2001 to certain publications, such as the National Enquirer.

#Princeton has been the setting of several motion pictures, most notably the Academy Award-winning A Beautiful Mind about the schizophrenic mathematician John Nash. The 1994 film I.Q., featuring Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, and Walter Matthau as Albert Einstein, was also set in Princeton. The TV show House, M.D. is located in Princeton, at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, and establishing shots for the hospital display the Frist Campus Center of Princeton University.

#The Battle of Princeton was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, fought near Princeton, New Jersey on January 3, 1777.

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