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    Updated on Aug 22, 2020. Posted on May 21, 2014

    17 Merit Badges You Should Have Earned In College

    Because you paid too much to only earn a degree.

    1. The "Caffeine Addict" Merit Badge

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    Why you deserved it: Because every morning you guzzled down gallons of coffee and/or energy drinks just to have enough energy to get to get into the shower.

    2. The "Home Sweet Library" Merit Badge

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    Why you deserved it: Because at some point every semester, the library became your new home and mumbling nonsense to your textbooks was the only socializing you did.

    3. The "Cutting Corners" Merit Badge

    Why you deserved it: Because all of your essays were two pages short without increasing the margins and making the periods bigger. Good for you, using your resources and shit.

    4. The "Beer Pong" Merit Badge

    Lionsgate Films

    Why you deserved it: Because it may have taken you four years, but you finally became a pro at throwing that ping pong into Red Solo Cups and pounding down cheap beer.

    5. The "Sexile" Merit Badge

    The CW

    Why you deserved it: Because you patiently stayed outside of you own room while your roommate studied biology one too many times. Or alternatively, you were the one sexiling your roommate, which totally deserves a high five and this badge too.

    6. The "IDGAF Anymore" Merit Badge

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    Why you deserved it: Because you barely had enough time to put on clothes every morning, let alone look good. And what's the point of looking good after the first day of class anyways? Sweatpants for the win cuz IDGAF.

    7. The "Hugging The Toilet" Merit Badge

    NBC

    Why you deserved it: Because there wasn't a single thing you bonded with more in college than that ceramic toilet housing your regurgitated food and Burnett's Vodka from the night before.

    8. The "Stealthy Fingers" Merit Badge

    FOX

    Why you deserved it: Because you learned about organic chemistry AND beat a level in Candy Crush.

    9. The "Professional Procrastinator" Merit Badge:

    20th Century Fox

    Why you deserved it: Because it takes a high level of dedication and self-restraint to watch every episode of That 70's Show in one sitting without touching your 15 page paper due the next day.

    10. The "21" Merit Badge

    Why you deserved it: Because you survived the first year of your life at the legal drinking age despite the all foggy nights and unexplainable scars all over your body.

    11. The "Experimental" Merit Badge

    Why you deserved it: Because you unexpectedly hooked up with that person, smoked that one thing, challenged your view on that opposition, and questioned your religious beliefs all because you were in college and could.

    12. The "GrΣΣk" Merit Badge

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    Why you deserved it: Because you either rushed in a greek organization or did everything in your power to avoid it entirely. Either way, it was a lot of work and non-stop dedication for four years.

    13. The "Ramen Diet" Merit Badge

    Why you deserved it: Because you single-handily kept Top Ramen in business for four years.

    14. The "Heartbreak" Merit Badge

    FOX

    Why you deserved it: Because you either broke someone's heart or your heart was broken. Either way, you ate that Ben & Jerry's and it never tasted so good.

    15. The "WTF TIME IS IT?" Badge

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    Why you deserved it: Because you went to your 8 a.m. class a record-breaking 10 times the entire semester. You made sure to never let a class that early ever happen to you again.

    16. The "Lacking Cents" Merit Badge

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    Why you deserved it: Because more often than not, a penny was all you had in your bank account and you weren't about to go donate plasma.

    17. And the "....So What Now?" Merit Badge

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    Why you deserved it: Because you just graduated and now you have no idea what to do with the rest of your life.

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