2009 Old Main Open House 005

2009 Old Main Open House 005

While "mischievous professor" Brett Kesselman was divulging his plan to steal the Old Main bell clapper to prevent it from ringing and waking him up at 5 a.m., "mischievous student" Julia Covelli happened by, and told of her plot to turn the bell upside down and fill it with water, freezing it so it would not ring. This, too, was a legendary plot by students to sleep late, although it's somewhat less plausible due to the weight of the bell and the resulting difficulty the students would have had in upending it.

IMAGE: Penn State
Licensing and Use