A new flock of creatures has been spotted in the vicinity of Boston’s Charles River. But these are not Robert McCloskey’s beloved children’s-book ducklings, and adorable is not the word that comes to mind when you look at them. Creepy? Yes. Bizarre? Definitely. Awe-inspiring? Maybe. But certainly not cute.
The beasts are part of the Student Origami Competition, which is held each year at MIT and challenges undergrads to fashion the most whacked-out animals imaginable. It’s all in keeping with MIT’s illustrious history of fielding highly competitive tiddlywinks teams. (No, really!) Parents will just have to assume that this extracurricular activity is in no way interfering with their child’s studies. Otherwise, that $36,390 tuition check could be folded rather nicely into swans, dragons, or paper tigers of their own.
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