From the Toronto Star.
Most excellent! Seems this is in the long and colorful tradition of such pranks by engineering students. It’s been going on at MIT for at least a century, where they are called “hacks”. They even have a museum of hacks.
That’s the origin of the term, which meant some surprising and ingenious exploit along these lines. Absolutely harmless and no lasting damage are strictly observed rules of such hacks. Today’s negative meaning of a computer hacker unfortunately descended from the word’s positive roots.
This is a really good hack. I wonder, did they lower the car from the bridge or raise it up from the ground?
I imagine they did it from the ground up. Probably easier if they have pullies, and much lower chance of being caught.
How is is suspended? I can’t tell what’s holding it in the air.
It was some kind of cable. Before they cut it down anyway.
My father’s college fraternity disassembled a professor’s MG-TD sufficiently to transport it to a 4th classroom, where they thoughtfully reassembled it.
But, to the subject at hand… I wonder if the engine was removed. That would sure help reduce the load on that cable.
Apparently there was no engine on board.
Something something death of the sedan…
Best comment!!! That brightens my morning while I wait for my coffee maker to finish dripping my first coffee of the day. Thanks for the laughter!
Suicide of the sedan?
I guess they got the inspiration from the movie “The Gods Must be Crazy” when the Land Rover stuck in a tree. 😉
…hanging with the homies…
One of my favorite movies! It was a “wenching” experience! 🙂
“That’s the worst parking offense I’ve ever seen! Who volunteers to put a boot on that vehicle?”
I would have been proud to be on that engineering team. Well done.
As is was the best my engineering class could do was fire a (very small) missile across the river at the United States…
Be nice if we could find an Avro Arrow to take some test flights across the border 🙂
This is just the sort of problem you get with these private car ownership schemes.
In this case the car touched the power lines.
Dangerous. Not a good hack after all.
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