Many Ohio State University students took a break from studying for last year’s final exams by making a bacon run. And what’s so strange about students craving a midnight infusion of caffeine and protein?

Senior Sarah Page, who studies meat science, says a bacon vending machine at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has turned out to be even more popular than expected. It has to be restocked four or five times a day. It offers cooked bacon strips and bacon bits for $1 a pop.

Proceeds will benefit the meat science program. Members of the program are responsible for the bacon machine operation on the Columbus campus.

The Ohio Pork Council sponsored the machine, with bacon donations from Smithfield, Hormel and Sugardale.

The machine remained on campus through Dec. 13, 2018.

Pre-dental student Shay Merritte loves “the overall Ohioness of it.” 

That may be, but we imagine peckish students across the globe could debate how unique midnight bacon is to Ohio State.