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John Harvard Becomes Halo Master Chief
Status: PrankThe statue of John Harvard in Harvard Yard is a frequent target of pranks, and recently it became a target once again. Students from MIT transformed John into the character "Master Chief" from the video game Halo 3. The MIT Tech explains:
I think the new look suits him.
The statue bears the inscription "John Harvard, Founder, 1638," and is thus known as the "statue of three lies" because a) the statue does not actually depict John Harvard because the statue maker had no images of Harvard to work from. The guy in the chair is actually a nineteenth-century Harvard student. 2) John Harvard did not found Harvard. It was merely renamed after him after he gave the school a lot of money. 3) The school was founded in 1636, not 1638.
Posted by Alex on Mon Oct 01, 2007
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God bless Master Chief!Posted by Nameless in London, marshmellow land on Mon Oct 01, 2007 at 02:44 PM
Rightly deserves the tradition of pranks it has recieved, given its bogus status revealed in the historical faults that you mention.Posted by Mr.Peabody on Sun Oct 07, 2007 at 06:11 PM