The Yale Daily News profiles alumnus Anderson Cooper, and it provides us with both a window into his obsessive nature and insight into his sexy silver tresses:
After failing to keep up with his teammates and having his dreams of rowing dashed, Cooper found another seat for himself at the front of the boat. At 5-feet-10, Cooper decided to go down to 125 pounds to make race weight as a coxswain.
"It was sort of absurd," Cooper said. "I was probably normally 145 or 150 regularly, so it was a little extreme looking back on it. It's probably why I went grey early...."
Yes, that's probably why. Or else maybe this:
Despite his heavy commitment to crew and his academics, his friends remember him for many of his other qualities: his ability to sleep through anything, his propensity to borrow clothing, the toys he accumulated, the impressions he could do of people, the way he always had a bevy of girls with crushes on him...."
It's funny how mental stresses can manifest themselves physically. By which mean the stress of remembering to return borrowed clothes, of course.