For a while now there's been a 'game' going on with our pigeon holes where people would put random objects in other people's pigeon holes (like the water bottle you see in the picture). These objects would then follow a random walk around the pigeon holes as each individual would find an object in their pigeon hole and absent-mindedly move it to someone else's pigeon hole.

As such each pigeon hole could be thought of as being a transient state in a Markov chain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markov_chain). What is really awesome is that one of the PhD students here didn't seem to care when these random objects appeared in her pigeon hole. Her pigeon hole was in fact an absorbing state. This has now resulted in more or less all random objects (including a wedding photo that no one really knows the origin of) to be in her pigeon hole.

This has resulted in the following picture which I find ridiculously amusing.

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