The future architects of America's imperial decline, Harvard kids, came together for a good old-fashioned foam party last weekend. They tried. But these things aren't easy.

Alas, the Harvard Crimson reported that the festive bubble-laden scene at the annual Mather Lather could not be sustained: hundreds of partiers had to be evacuated when smoke detectors "detected [the foam] as the equivalent of smoke." Perhaps they neglected to follow the procedures in the Mather Lather's "two-inch thick safety manual?"

In 2005, nearly a dozen Mather Lather attendees "said they discovered rashes, burning, and itching-one student on his genitals-after they left the party."

Have you Harvard kids ever tried Ultimate Frisbee? That's good clean fun.
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