An alumnus of the class of 1968 writes, "Baker House residents make snow indoors! As The Boston Herald Traveller said: "In the second floor shower rooms at Baker House, they threw the windows wide open and turned the hot showers on full blast. From the showers poured a thick plume of steam. From the open windows came a below-zero icy blast. The experiment was designed to determine what happens when one meets the other." We had great fun, including a snow ball fight, and one guy cross-country skiing in the shower room - but in reality it was a lot of work carrying all that snow inside!
"We managed to convince a major newspaper to run a page 1 story on this (the story even included a formula!). They put it on the AP wire and it was picked up by newspapers, radio, and even TV stations around the country. Shows the power of the MIT name and the ingenuity of our students."