01/23/2014 05:29 pm ET Updated Jan 24, 2014

33 Facts About 33 Colleges You Won't Hear On An Admissions Tour

When admissions office reps tour high school kids around the tall, storied buildings and stadiums of their possible future home, they usually neglect to mention students once built ramps for salamanders.

In the newest episode of Mental Floss' List Show, host John Green counts down the 33 weirdest facts about colleges in the United States. We've shared a few of our favorites below, but be sure to watch the video to learn them all:

#6 - In an effort to "toast" to their football team's success, University of Pennsylvania students throw toast onto the field at third quarter.

#17 - Not to be outdone, University of New Hampshire spectators throw fish onto the hockey ice. Unfortunately, this tradition's origin seems devoid of puns.

#19 - Syracuse University has a student publication called "Jerk" that promises to "represent the jerk in all of us." Thanks, Syracuse.

#22 - Kermit the Frog received an honorary doctorate from a former Long Island University branch campus because any talking frog cogent enough to give a graduation address is clearly very accomplished.

#27 - Carleton College holds an annual softball game with one inning played for every year the school has existed. We imagine the pitcher's arm must get a little tired, since it was founded in 1866.

Which one is your favorite?



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