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HKUST Students Banned from Bashing Crotches Into Metal Poles

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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 September, 2015, 4:00pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:50pm

Halls of Residence officials at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have issued an email banning students from “Happy Cornering” in halls. The “Happy Corner” is a popular game among university students in which a group of people lifts their victim by the arms and legs and repeatedly bangs the person’s crotch into a nearby pole.

The email states that the action not only makes a noise that affects residents of the hall and the staff quarters, but it also “poses a potential threat” to people walking nearby.

The email explains that street lamp poles “could collapse at any moment under forceful and repeated banging,” and urges students to refrain from engaging in such actions.

Offenders will be penalized with a minimum of two weeks’ suspension. The ban has created an uproar from students, with one pointing out “I’m sure Happy Cornering hurts the player more than it does the street lamp pole.”

Our take: You’re seriously worried about the pole?