April 24, 2008

Happy Newman Day

Cool-Hand-Luke.jpgRemember that scene in Cool Hand Luke where he promises to eat 50 eggs in an hour, and by God he does it? We just found out that scene has inspired an amazing tradition called Newman Day, where instead of eating eggs, they drink 24 beers in 24 hours. Well, no more time to chat - the day's wasting, and we've got to go pick up a case.

Newman Day, or (at Princeton University) Newman's Day, allegedly named after Paul Newman, is an annual tradition at Bates College, Princeton University, Kenyon College, and other colleges where 24 beers are consumed over 24 hours. It usually occurs in January at Bates and every April 24 at Princeton and other colleges. One possible explanation of the name of the tradition at Bates is that Paul Newman once said "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not," and loosely based upon his character in the film Cool Hand Luke.
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Posted by Jake Jamieson at April 24, 2008 8:20 AM
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