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MIT: Students by Day, Hackers by Night

A newly revised book celebrates MIT's illustrious tradition of hacks and pranks

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Photo: Bob Brooks
During the 1982 Harvard–Yale football game, a black weather balloon 2 meters in diameter, with “MIT” in large white letters, emerged from midfield and exploded, showering the field in talcum powder. It was only the most spectacular of three pranks that day; none of the groups knew the others had targeted the same event.
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