We often write about the campus as a market. A diverse market with lots of segments and many consumers willing to try new, risky, and sometimes off the wall things.
From China, a story about a college student who jumped into a panda exhibit because he wanted to hug a panda! From the USA Today story,
A college student in southern China was bitten by a panda after he broke into the bear’s enclosure hoping to get a hug, state media and a park employee said Saturday.
“Yang Yang was so cute and I just wanted to cuddle him. I didn’t expect he would attack,” the 20-year-old student, surnamed Liu, said in a local hospital, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
Liu underwent surgery Friday evening and was out of danger, but will remain in the hospital for several days, Xinhua said.
So if you have a crazy idea, try it out in a campus environment. Students, no matter where they are in the world, have the capacity to continually amaze us (sometimes to the upside).