by Mark L. Gottlieb


There are 17 haiku, but their lines are mixed up. They must be reconstructed, with the middle lines staying put. Each haiku has 17 syllables. Once they're properly reconstructed, take the first syllable of the first haiku, the second syllable of the second haiku, etc., and phonetically construct one more haiku:

The Nobel Award
Won by Andrei Sakharov
Or Desmond Tutu.

The Nobel Award they each won is the PEACE PRIZE.

Theses on acid
Are far out: Psychedelic
pH PhDs.

Binomial maths
Find number of lattice paths.
Wait! Haiku don't rhyme!

Welcome, Belgian frosh.
You will find yourselves at home
Inside Simmons Hall.

While choosing a frat
Confused rushees try to pledge
Mu Iota Tau.

The Med Center ward
For Course XXII mishaps
Is such a rad place!

Is Al Gore teaching
Global Change Science?

Do magnets suffer
From bipolar disorder?
(This joke's one line short.)

CPs patrol roofs.
Cop car on Great Dome best way
To foil hackers.

Secret project at
Aptly-named Draper Lab yields
First curtains on Mars.

Have you heard the EAPS
Joke about Ursa Major?
Just grin and bear it.

Whether Muslim, Jew,
Hindu, or Episcopal
Athena is god.

An uplifting thought
When 'Tute life gets a bit rough:
Hey, it's not Harvard.

Hippie undergrads
Who mix up chem and math buy
Organic products.

Students at Woods Hole
Research the best CDs for
A desert island.

Tuition inflates.
The bursar now accepts gold
And diamond bling, yo.

Crazy folks abound.
Does the "I" mean "Institute"
Or "Institution"?

Strange biology:
Does cloning a male chicken
Make a cockatoo?