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The Men Whose Maids Are Their Mommies, Why People Are Scared to Be Organ Donors and Bizarre College Drinking Games

When I was a student at Cal (Go Bears, obvi), we didn’t have a specialty drinking game, per se. We did have a specialty drink, however: The underrated and misunderstood Mickey’s 40oz. One was enough to get you going, and two would put you on the floor. I drank so many freshman year I probably put the local 7-Eleven owner’s kids through college. I dunno, maybe drinking live goldfish shots like the nerds at MIT might be flashier, but at the time, a Mickey’s 40 mixed with some orange juice was *chef’s kiss*.

College was a weird time.

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Organ Paranoia

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World Domination, IRL

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Drinking Games

At MIT, they down live goldfish. At Indiana, they play “sink the biz.” And at Illinois, they drink a “Blue Guy.” Joe Longo explains the strangest, funniest and most despicable chugging traditions from universities across the country