Long Before Punk'd, There Were MIT Pranks. Smart, Smart MIT Pranks.
Long Before Punk’d, There Were MIT Pranks. Smart, Smart MIT Pranks. One historian dates the Big Bang of MIT pranks back to around 1865-1868 and posits that MIT’s strain of brainy pranks may have been a blessing for the school’s success. Since the 1800s, the pranks have evolved into highly advanced feats of ingenuity that everyone accepts as part of the campus culture these days. Just don’t leave your boots unattended around any MITsters. [Slate]