Yale is one of the most competitive and intellectually impressive higher education institutions in the United States.
With all that brain power in one place, this college has managed to crank out innumerable achievements in science, mathematics, and engineering.
But forget about all of those because the most impressive thing they have ever done is this prank.
Check it out.
In 2004, two Yale seniors — Mike Kai and David Aulicino — gathered 20 other students and spent over $700 in order to pull off the most epic prank in college football history.
The Harvard-Yale football game is one of the most intense rivalries in collegiate sports. Kai and Aulicino wanted to do something epic to humiliate the Harvard Crimson and bolster their team on to a victory.
Their idea was to pose as members of a fictitious Harvard student organization known as the Harvard Pep Squad and pass out colored construction paper to almost 2,000 fans in the Harvard section at the big game.
Armed with fake Harvard IDs and T-shirts the Yale pranksters passed out the papers and riled the crowd up to use them all at once.
The Harvard fans thought they were spelling out a celebratory phrase to support their team, but in actuality the papers spelled out "We Suck."
The third time the sign was raised the game came to a grinding halt as the players and the Yale side of the stadium finally realized what was happening. The Harvard fans had no idea why they were suddenly being stared at by every other spectator at the game.
The prank took over a year to successfully plan. The process included surveilling the Harvard stadium, creating detailed schematics, preparing the papers, and organizing the fake pep squad.
All that effort adds up to what just might be the most epic prank in college football history.
Banner Image Credit: Mike Kai