A Freakonomics Contest, Nostalgia Edition

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I was in California the other day and saw someone doing something that I haven’t seen done in a good while. I used to do it myself quite a bit, when I was in college, largely out of necessity.

 

What was it?

A piece of Freakonomics swag to the first correct guess.

 

Addendum: The answer to the nostalgia contest question is provided here.

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  1. Boop says:

    Checking a book out of the library?

    Hitchhiking is a good guess

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  2. dissidentme says:

    Something to do with snow, shovel, chip ice from windshield, etc…

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  3. Barbara says:

    Picking up change from the ground?

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  4. Barbara says:

    taking plastic cutlery, condiments/left over food from restaurants to take back to campus?

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  5. Petey says:

    Longboarding?

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  6. Philippe says:

    Push starting a car.

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  7. Andrew says:

    Eat Funyuns?

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  8. Jennifer says:

    Ride a bicycle

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