12/11/2012 11:46 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Stony Brook Lecture Sleeper: Student Screams When He Wakes Up After Dozing Off In Class


Ever doze off in class? Here are two tips: don't sit in the front row, and don't have a nightmare. This way, you won't wake up screaming in front of everyone.

A student at Stony Brook University learned this lesson the hard way. A physics professor noticed a student galavanting in the Land of Nod (a fanciful way to say sleeping) while he was lecturing, so he made a loud snoring sound. The student jolted awake and promptly screamed and stumbled into the front of the lecture hall. While the class just tittered nervously, the professor had a louder, more sympathetic laugh.



Correction: An earlier version of this story identified the university as Stonybrook University.