Michigan Technological University is located at the top of the UP in the Keweenaw peninsula. The student population is only 26% women, and the winter is so grueling (up to 360 inches of snow) that most people begin having mental breakdowns around mid february.
To make the students feel better about their lives at MTU, the school used a ploy developed by the psychology department, and created a Four night long drinking festival. The end result was that students hangovers were so horrible by the end of the festival that they forgot all about how much winter sucked and were able to make it to spring sanity intact.
do not attempt carnival if you are pregnant, have liver disease, or plan on living past 50.