Watch this: MIT’s adorably nerdy hack during 1982 Harvard-Yale game

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Saturday marked the 129th installment of Harvard-Yale, one of college football’s most storied rivalries. Known simply as “The Game,” the Ivy League series dates all the way back to 1875, and although its national significance has waned with the rise of power conferences and the Bowl Championship Series, it never fails to inspire memorable pranks and frat boy stunts. Yet few are as audacious as what a group of MIT pranksters pulled off 30 years ago, when a mysterious weather balloon suddenly emerged from beneath the field at Harvard Stadium.

On November 20th, 1982, during the second quarter, a black weather balloon inexplicably began inflating along the sidelines, just above the 45-yard line. As referees and coaches gathered in…

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