At Purdue University, 54321 is known as the "Blastoff Number". Campus phone numbers at Purdue exist as five-digit numbers x-xxxx, whereas one dialing from the Real World would have to dial 1-765-49x-xxxx.

Each year, some poor bastard in the dorms gets stuck with the phone number 54321. And each year, in the first week of class, he/she receives countless drunk dials from people who scream...

5,4,3,2,1. Blastoff!

This person quickly learns to keep his/her phone disconnected. Kids can be so cruel.

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