29 Apr '14, 7pm
7 Hilariously Ingenious Engineering Pranks via @PDandD
To the north, engineering students at the University of British Columbia have a vibrant pranking tradition, complete with semi-secret societies and an omerta-like code of perpetual silence. One of the most notorious, ingenious pranks in the school’s history is the suspension of a full-sized Volkswagen Beetle from the underside of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge in February of 2001. Yet this prank, which sparked unprecedented furor and tail-chasing from a number of government agencies, was a mere commemoration of another UBC pranks, decades earlier, when a similar Beetle was suspended from the Lion’s Gate Bridge in Vancouver.