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Columbia professor strips down during lesson to students

By Mason White 1:48 PM February 22, 2013
Professor Emlyn Hughes 

By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) A professor at the prestigious Columbia University went crazy and stripped down during a lesson to students, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The Columbia University professor tried teaching students about quantum mechanics.
Professor Emlyn Hughes gave students a rare performance Monday, stripping down to his underwear as images of the September 11, 2001 attacks and the Holocaust played on a screen behind him.

Hughes remained in a weird position on the floor as a ninja blindfolded two stuffed animals and impaled one of them with a sword. The whole five-minute parody was published on a website.

Hughes’ students were first encouraged to dance to the music that was playing as he undressed, but then were dismayed when images of the Twin Towers collapsing and Nazi Germany during the war began to roll on the video screen.

“What’s going on?” A student asks repeatedly. “I’m very confused,” said another.
When Hughes took out a microphone, a student who mistook it for a gun began shouting: “He has a gun,” before realizing his mistake.

Hughes addressed the class and suggested that he intended to confuse them to better prepare their brains for the complexity of quantum mechanics.

“In order to learn quantum mechanics, we must delete all the junk in the brain and start again,” he said.

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