A commenter on another nomination writes, " what about another even better known Baker House origination, the purity test, which has developed almost to mythological status - mythological in the sense that I would bet most people who have heard of the test have no idea of its origin."
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  • The Great Baker House Snow Hack: It was a dark and stormy night, but Baker House residents still wanted to have a snow ball fight. The solution: make snow indoors! Well, that’s what they convinced the Boston Herald Traveller (and via them, dozens of other newspapers, radio, and TV stations) they had done. It was 1968 and we were having a great time putting our MIT education to great use

    Jerry Grochow

    4 Nov 09 at 10:45 am

  • Originated in Baker?!? My donkey!

    Ben Dover

    10 Nov 09 at 4:11 am

  • I have *never* heard of this purity test. The one from the opposite side of the campus, however, has a much more dedicated following, with custom made individual shirts to boot!


    10 Nov 09 at 4:36 am