Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Those nutty engineers!

There is always something interesting in the kauppatori. Today, engineering students from Tampere were selling their "second aid kit" for May 1. As I explained to Felice, the jump suit is to protect the students' clothes from the adverse side-effects of excessive drinking. Our helpful mechanical engineer confirmed this. The kit contains a student comic book, a rubber glove, and a prophylactic!


  1. and did you know that only engineers have those tassles on their hats? Each faculty has a different coloured boiler suit, so they can find each other while out on the town... and they are not supposed to wash them for the duration of their student life - as a record of those years...

  2. Thanks for this information. Our friendly student withheld this info. He did seem very proud of his tassle.