Someone managed to place a pumpkin atop McGraw Tower spire at Cornell University. Today, his identity is still unknown.
In 1927 William Smith, a college student received two enrollment forms for Georgia Tech, and decided to make an imaginary student with the second form. Over the years, the imaginary student has received multiple degrees.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, enjoyed practical jokes. He is said to have once sent a telegram to twelve of his friends, all people of great significance and power. The telegram said: ‘Flee at once, the secret is discovered’. Within 24 hours all twelve had left the country.
Brad Pitt once played a practical joke where he bribed the Mexican army to arrest a friend at gunpoint.