Learn how to do awesome things

Popular Science has a photo gallery of “30 Awesome College Labs” that will have you questioning the meaning of your life as you stare at your beige cubicle walls. Pictured above is Missouri University of Science and Technology’s experimental mine where students “learn how to implode buildings, design fireworks displays, blast smooth slices of stone of quarry walls, run pyrotechnics at rock concerts, and set off special effects fireballs on movie sets.” I imagine this is where Bill Watterson’s Calvin later attended college. Other university programs include learning to analyze car wrecks (GWU), making rockets (University of Alabama), designing space suits (University of Maryland), and inventing kids toys (MIT).