It's Michigan week in Columbus, which means Ohio State students celebrated with their time-honored (if hygienically-challenged) tradition of jumping into Mirror Lake. Sounds like fun, right? Ahem. Wikipedia?
A study was conducted during one of the Mirror Lake Jumps where water samples were taken from the lake throughout the night. It was note worthy that the ammonia levels in the lake greatly increased throughout the night. This has been attributed to people urinating in the lake . There has also been concern that the lake may be a potential source for disease infection, salmonella is a concern.
It takes more than a little urine to deter a Buckeye -- this year's jump was followed by an impromptu mud pit. Witness thousands of wet, dirty and I'm sure perfectly sober undergrads wallowing in filth below the jump.
From the Columbus Dispatch:
Full disclosure: I'm a Michigan grad, if you couldn't tell. Just getting a few shots in before Urban Meyer moves in and renders the rest of the B1G irrelevant. #GoBlue!