Muffins of Death!


Before heading over to my classroom to administer what will be the last test of this semester, I couldn’t pass on this story from NYU – colleagues, beware of muffins!

In a case that gives ammunition to those who contend that homework is hazardous to health, a New York University senior bit into a razor-filled muffin left on a classroom table last week, according to university officials. The student was not injured.

The muffin was baked for a philosophy course. According to a spokesman for the university, John Beckham, a student brought in the booby-trapped confection along with several normal muffins as part of a project on absurdism, a philosophy based on the belief that the universe is irrational and meaningless. The professor, Heidi White, forgot to throw them out afterward, Mr. Beckman said. The rest of the story is here.

This story kind of gives you ideas, doesn’t it? “Here, proffesor, I made you some delicious muffins! I learned so much in your class, I hope you like these…”