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2007-02-13 01:05:54 AM  
Hey K-State fans, wanna know what happened to your mascots head that went missing a few years ago?
2007-02-13 01:07:07 AM  
AJace: I don't have any pics, but one prank I like is the story of how the Rice "band"(they aren't really a marching band, they just kinda scramble around the field) went out on the field as the Texas A&M marching band was assembling itself into the A&M logo, forming two "e"s on either side.

The MOB Show Assistants bought or made a 30-foot banner with the Aggie logo on it, and the "E"s hidden by a fold on either side, and hung it off the home bleachers' upper section for all he Aggie fans to see. 20000 Aggies roared in approval - and went instantly silent as they flipped open the rest of the banner. Joyous moment.

And turning Willie around should have been on there.

/WRC '93

espiaboricua: 3. Lady Liberty on Lake Mendota, University of Wisconsin-Madison - two guys win the election at the University and built a replica of the Statue of Liberty a la Planet of the Apes and placed it on the frozen Lake Mendota.

Fixed that. Looked cool, too.
2007-02-13 01:07:41 AM  
Also, whether or not the "eaTme" incident actually occured is undecided.
2007-02-13 01:14:24 AM  
putita_caliente: THAT is the picture I was looking for.
2007-02-13 01:14:42 AM  
When the toothless rednecks from Charlottesville used cruise into College Park in their rusted-out pickup and hoist Testudo from UMD, where does that rank?
2007-02-13 01:19:02 AM  
I personally think that the Yale "We Suck" Prank is the greatest in history, if only for the sheer effort involved.
2007-02-13 01:19:38 AM  
I was the chemistry lab assistant in college, so when another dorm hall nedded to be taught a lesson, I borrowed some silver nitrate solution from the storage closet, and rubbed it on their toilet seats.

/Silver nitrate turns skin black
2007-02-13 01:22:55 AM  

Don't you go criticisn' the Aggies' sexual tastes:

LMAO. Self-pwnage. And Gates just left the Presidency of ass-to-mouth university to become the new SecDef.
2007-02-13 01:23:55 AM  
I'm not the best looking man in the world, but if you can't get hot chicks to show up for your prank, it doesn't rule.

/From Pasadena
2007-02-13 01:26:01 AM  
I once made a guy eat his own parents. No wait, that may have been television.
2007-02-13 01:26:21 AM  

T = Texas

Texas A&M
2007-02-13 01:26:58 AM  
Just checking to make sure the list is legit and the #1 all-time prank is still listed #1.

2007-02-13 01:28:15 AM  
Dude.... This whole cannon stealing thing has me befuddled.
First off... That has to the be the worst visual representation of college girls ever. Gross.

Second, I read the story about the FIRST time the cannon was stolen by 'mudders'. Seriously, whoever wrote that better be a damn good engineer. Because he has the grammar skills of a dyslexic, retarded 12 year old blonde crack head.
2007-02-13 01:29:56 AM  
Ah, but DoctorWorm21045, that is in turn a rip off of the Rose Bowl hack. See #1 on the list in TFA.
2007-02-13 01:33:15 AM  
It was the Hash Bash in Ann Arbor sometime around 1977. We heard the cops were going to come down hard that year on the tokers so we bought pounds of tobacco and rolled about 500 "joints" and handed them out. Then handed them to a bunch of long hairs and told them to pretend they were smoking dope. After the police arrested about twenty of them they gave up. It was the best hash bash eva.

I wasn't there. I only heard about it from a friend....
2007-02-13 01:38:14 AM  
espiaboricua: THIS is the best prank evar!!!1111oneoneoneone

Sweet Jesus, that picture makes me REALLY glad I don't go to a school full of ugly women.

/go Canes
2007-02-13 01:40:10 AM  
a2pfunk: First off... That has to the be the worst visual representation of college girls ever. Gross.

Those are MIT girls. That right there is probably half of the female contingent of their graduating class. I'll bet they still get all the action they could care to avail themselves of, simply because engineering is such a sausagefest.

/OSU ME, class of 2007
//the male-female ratio hovers around 85-15
///which is why I minored in French
2007-02-13 01:46:06 AM  

The guy standing on that cannon is possibly the whitest person I've ever seen, and I'm a skinny white guy from Michigan.
2007-02-13 01:50:46 AM  
Of course you weren't there. Because if you were, you would know it didn't happen. By then, MJ possession had already been made a $5 civil infraction by the Ann Arbor city council. There was not yet a separate U of M police Dept yet (as there is now, which charges MJ possession under state law).
2007-02-13 02:01:28 AM  
I still say none of these compare to the Harvard Crimson's 1953 theft of the ibis statue from the roof of the Lampoon's castle.

...and its subsequent presentation as a gift to the government of the Soviet Union.
2007-02-13 02:10:44 AM  
This article is worthless without the inclusion of the UBC Engineering Department's hanging of a VW Bug chassis off of the Golden Gate Bridge

Think you mean the Lion's Gate Bridge in Vancouver, not the Golden Gate in SF. Gears rule.
2007-02-13 02:12:21 AM  
Meh. Wichita State has a better prank....

After the school's board of regents adopted a hard no-swearing policy, some students made a huge banner with the school's mascot on it that said "Shocky says fark the board of regents" and they unfurled it during a baseball game...

Fun stuff...
/right on the outfield wall too...
2007-02-13 02:19:00 AM  
I once pulled a prank in my school:

Mind-Body-Soul Spoof

If Sodexho does your food service, you'll understand.

\we snuck the table-tents into the dining hall.
2007-02-13 02:29:47 AM  
redpenner: "Think you mean the Lion's Gate Bridge in Vancouver, not the Golden Gate in SF. Gears rule."

Nope. In this particular instance, they hung one off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. What with it being the 20th anniversary of Engineering Week, I guess they decided they had to pull one really big stunt. Got in a peck of trouble for it too, as I recall.

I guess they just don't have as good of a sense of humour in the Golden State as we do up here in The 'Couver.

Link to article:​2​/05/MN60 371.DTL (pops)
2007-02-13 02:30:39 AM  
here's a more correct account of the underwear olympic torch prank. It was done in Sydney as the torch was being carried down to Melbourne for the 1956 games. click here (pops).

/graduated from Sydney Uni
//now lecture there...
2007-02-13 02:37:48 AM  
You guys are snobs. Take another look at the girl all the way on the left in putita_caliente's picture. Beauty, brains, and a bikini. What more do you want?

/Someone post the "I would not hit it" fat guy pic.
//Someone introduce me to the aforementioned girl in the picture.
2007-02-13 02:38:31 AM  
I always thought us peeing in the shampoo of fraternities' shampoo at their parties was a pretty good prank.

hey, they asked for it by leaving it out.
and letting us in.
2007-02-13 02:43:18 AM  

I find the one in pink with the crazy hair to be strangely attractive.
2007-02-13 02:49:30 AM  
I find the one in pink with the crazy hair to be strangely attractive.

2007-02-13 02:57:30 AM  

So true. Agreed 100%.

//Didn't participate in prank
///Hangs head in shame but still loves it
2007-02-13 03:03:50 AM  
Captain_Sunshine: And turning Willie around should have been on there.

Absolutely. For the non-Rice crowd, there's a decent-sized statue of William Marsh Rice, the founder of the university, in the middle of the main quad, facing the main administration building. One night, a group of engineers apparently figured out how to turn the whole statue and pedestal completely around without damaging it, so that when the administration came in the next morning their view was now of Willie's backside. Needless to say, they were not amused. According to the version of the story I heard, the crew of professionals they hired to turn it back took more than one night and managed to damage the statue somehow while turning it back around.

/WRC '07, 4 year MOB member
2007-02-13 03:31:42 AM  

You, sir, are a king amongst men.

/sees those things 3X every day...
2007-02-13 03:37:51 AM  
The Texas A&M bonfire prank, that was a good one!
2007-02-13 03:42:55 AM  
One night
my friends and I
we stayed up, like REALLY late.
We missed all our morning classes.
It was soooo cool!!!1!1!!
Man was I tired. But it was worth it. Ohhh yeah.
2007-02-13 03:43:10 AM  
Did not RTFA but #10 Sucked
2007-02-13 04:08:36 AM  
Want a good prank? Clarkson U got hosed when I packed the shower heads with beef bullion cubes. The next shower was beef broth.
2007-02-13 04:18:50 AM  

Haha. I love you.
2007-02-13 04:31:42 AM  
sure, they were movies but still...

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2007-02-13 05:07:37 AM  
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2007-02-13 05:14:20 AM  
I should have played more pranks in college.

/actually, i don't think i played one prank
//i didn't run with that sort of crowd back then
2007-02-13 06:17:00 AM  
The Year: 1984
The Place: College "X"
The Target: Annoying dorm resident asshatnent
The Plan: 1) Gather together approx $200. 2) Buy one vial of cockroach pheremones. 3) Roll opened vial under target's door.
The Result: A mass of roaches requiring removal by shovel.

--- expensive, hilarious, disgusting and downright mean ---
--- imagine bees, or wasps, or the dreaded ravenous bugbladder beasts of ... ---
2007-02-13 06:21:49 AM  
While the perpetrators may have been college students at the time, most of those in the list are not what I'd call "college pranks".
2007-02-13 07:27:29 AM  
Basketball Prank
On March 4, University of California Berkeley (Cal) played a basketball game against the University of Southern California (USC). With Cal in contention for the PAC-10 title and the NCAA tournament at stake, the game was a must-win.

Enter "Victoria."

Victoria was a hoax UCLA co-ed, created by Cal's Rally Committee. For the previous week, "she" had been chatting with Gabe Pruitt, USC's starting guard, over AOL Instant Messenger. It got serious. Pruitt and several of his teammates made plans to go to Westwood after the game so that they could party with Victoria and her friends.

On Saturday, at the game, when Pruitt was introduced in the starting lineup, the chants began: "Victoria, Victoria." One of the fans held up a sign with her phone number.

The look on Pruitt's face when he turned to the bench after the first Victoria chant was priceless. The expression was unlike anything ever seen in collegiate or pro sports. Never did a chant by the opposing crowd have such an impact on a visiting player. Pruitt was in total shock. (This is the only picture I could find.)

The chant "Victoria" lasted all night. To add to his embarrassment, transcripts of their IM conversations were handed out to the bench before the game: "You look like you have a very fit body." "Now I want to c u so bad."

Pruitt ended up a miserable 3-for-13 from the field.

(See also here and here.)

Security morals? First, this is the cleverest social engineering attack I've read about in a long time. Second, authentication is hard in little text windows -- but it's no less important. (Although even if this were a real co-ed recruited for the ruse, authentication wouldn't have helped.) And third, you can hoodwink college basketball players if you get them thinking with their hormones.

Posted on March 14, 2006 at 12:11 PM
2007-02-13 07:39:07 AM  
Personally speaking.. the is by far the best prank on that list.... there are still petitions online trying to get the site taken down.. suck it PeTA.....
2007-02-13 07:43:32 AM  
2007-02-12 04:00:48 PM pizen [TotalFark]

It's not an epic prank unless the TV broadcast breaks into a commerical to air your prank, such as in 1992 when the Georgia Tech band covered up the midfield "G" at UGA with a "GT".


/To Hell With Georgia!
2007-02-13 07:53:33 AM

/here's a link that will make it past your companys web filters
2007-02-13 08:47:01 AM  
My uncle played a prank on the University of Texas student body. He went up in the clocktower with a rifle.

Good times.
Good times.
2007-02-13 08:52:01 AM  
One of my buddies in college would go to parties and if they had a cat, they usually had a litter box. Most of the time in was in the bathroom. He would usually take a dump right in the litterbox.

Yeah, he got his ass kicked alot as well.

2007-02-13 09:25:55 AM  
Year 1976
School: University of South Carolina
Prankster: some psychology student
The Prank: A free all-you-can-drink party
Advertised: School newspaper, flyers and posters all over campus.

The payoff: Hundreds of students showed up at the advertised location only to find a sign hung on a water fountain saying "Free - All You Can Drink".

/No I didn't go, I figured there would be too many people and the lines would be too long and not worth the hassle. Whew.
2007-02-13 10:07:55 AM  
Some of the best pranks come from Rose (Hulman) Institute of Technology - Terre Haute, IN. The tradition is 'room stacking' during spring break and any senior's dorm room is the target. The seniors set up alarms and traps and the other students try to overcome these and set up some sort of hack in the room. My favorite was the time a large weather balloon was put in through the transom bypassing the door alarms/traps and was filled completely with water. The prank was complete with load studies of the walls and floors (RHIT == one of the toughest engineering school in US).
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