When coffee doesn't work anymore, but you've got to stay up late studying for that exam, then it's time for extreme measures. That's what students at the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University did when they tied their hair up to the ceiling with clothespins. Every time they nod off, the pins will pull on their hair and wake them up.
Chen Tang, 20, and her roommate Huang Lu, 21, tried coffee, exercise, and even cranking up the air conditioning in their room to stay awake studying, but when those regular methods no longer worked, they researched ways to stay awake. The duo came up with this hair-raising method after learning of an ancient Chinese scholar who tied his hair to a beam in the ceiling (there was another method listed in the history books: stabbing oneself in the leg with needles, but the girls thought that the hair method would be the saner option).
Huang posted their unusual studying method on China's social media Weibo, and the photos (and method) went viral. "Chen is so keen to succeed that she decided to give the hair trick a try, as you can see her hair is more than long enough," Huang wrote. "As we didn't have a beam in our dorm, she used the clothes dryer and claims it worked really well."
Chen claimed that despite the long preparation it required, the hair trick worked well. "The preparation is boring, but the hanging hair practice makes it interesting and I really feel much more energetic by studying this way."
But what to do if you're a guy with short hair? Well, this guy has the (equally extreme) solution: