Modern Living: The Glass Eaters

Last fall Sophomore Jay Bennett, a fullback on Harvard's football team, read that a professional player was "so mean that he ate glass." After a few drinks at a party, Bennett set out to prove that eating glass had nothing to do with meanness. He unscrewed the bulb from a nearby lamp and ate it. The kooky stunt so pleased him and his audience that Bennett, 21, has since consumed a dozen bulbs. He has also set off-the campus' most bizarre craze since Lothrop Withington Jr. swallowed a live goldfish at the Freshman Union in 1939.

A number of students are now...

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