A Tennessee university music professor hid a cash prize on campus to see if his students fully read the class syllabus – only to find the crisp $50 bill he had placed in a locker still there at the end of the semester.
Kenyon Wilson, the associate head of performing arts at Tennessee at Chattanooga, decided to hide $50 in a random music locker and bury the combination for the locker in the middle of his syllabus.
The hint read: ‘Thus (free to the first who claims; locker one hundred forty-seven; combination fifteen, twenty-five, thirty-five), students may be ineligible to make up classes and …’
He even went so far as to set the combination lock on a certain number to verify if it had been moved.
But at the end of the semester, the $50 bill and the note that went along with it were untouched by Wilson’s 70 students.
‘Congrats! Please leave your name and date so I know who found it,’ the unread note requested.