Catapult 2010
Saturday, July 17
Saturday, 17 July 2010 23:55

Saturday, July 17

Written by Alex Mullans
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Work on Saturday. Hard to believe, I know. But, we try to squeeze as much project time in as possible over the students' 2.5 weeks here so that their engineering projects can be as awesome as possible. In addition, the students had a session with Dr. Chambers, one of our mechanical engineering professors, with a lot of sweet mechanical engineering demonstrations.

After lunch came Wacky Olympics, which lived up to their name (details of the activities after the break). We lucked out again and ended up with a wedding going on in White Chapel at the same time as the games; whether or not we were the backdrop of their photos remains to be seen (we have our doubts).


After Wacky Olympics, we rounded out the night with two fun rounds of Lazer Tag and a midnight madness run to IHOP.

Wacky Olympics

Condiment Body Painting

Mayonaise. Mustard. Ketchup. Barbecue sauce. Humans. Put them all together, and out comes a form of art (and some smelly bodies!).

Balloon Battle

Those familiar with Nintendo's Mario Kart franchise will know this Olympic as Battle Mode. One monkey from each team gets 3 balloons tied to one ankle; their job is to pop the other teams' balloons before theirs are popped.

Mountain Dew Case Race

Five monkeys. 24 cans. Who can finish them all? As some of the monkeys learned today, it's a marathon, not a sprint!

Saran Wrap Race

At Rose-Hulman, we like to take ordinary things (like fire and your traditional 3-legged race) and up the ante a little bit, thereby creating things like the Homecoming Bonfire and the Saran Wrap Race. Long story short: one monkey wraps all the other monkeys from his team in saran wrap. Then they race from one end of Speed Lawn to the building and back. If the saran wrap breaks, or isn't tight enough, you've got to start over again!

Eggs Over-Head

An entirely new way of cooking eggs, this method requires the consumer (in this case, one monkey from each IM team) to place one (1) egg on top of his head and secure it by placing a piece of pantyhose over his head. He then ascends the shoulder of another teammate and is given a pool noodle with which to beat the other eggs. His egg is cooked when none of the other eggs are left unbroken. Get crackin'!

Relay Race

Step 1: dig 3 of 5 Skittles out of a pie pan full of whipped cream. Step 2: 2 people perform the human wheelbarrow down to the other end. Step 3: 1 person holds a water balloon between their legs and hobbles back down to the pie-eaters. Step 4: 4 people leap-frog back down to the human wheelbarrows. Step 5: 1 person runs around Speed Hall. Step 6: The final person runs onto the slip 'n slide. He's got to make it all the way to the end before time is stopped.

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