Contest #487: Nobel Laureate Only Parking, UC Campus, Berkeley, California, USA

UC Berkely is known for having an absurd number of Nobel Laureates in various sciences. So many, in fact, that they have developed this perk — free, dedicated parking exclusively for them for life.

There are 6 “Reserved NL” spots and the signs are very well respected by students and faculty alike, and very rarely does the campus police have to enforce with tickets or towing. Dr. George Smoot, Laureate in Physics in 2006, did explain, however, in a 2009 interview that the permits are “temporary” and have to be renewed each year. “And so, twice now I’ve gotten tickets because I didn’t, you know, remember to renew it on time.”

Those who parked for free and got 2 points:

  • Glenmorren
  • Jeather
  • Garfield*
  • Declan Moore
  • George, Esq
  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse*
  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • RicardPG
  • mehmet durmus

And a special shout out to the 2 of these folks who apparently can read our minds and realized we were focused on the parking spots — anyone who got the location got credit, but these Garfield and Lighthouse knew we were all about the Nobel Laureates BEFORE the hint

And those who had to feed the meter for just 1 point: