Episode #30: “Put a Lid On It”, from True’s 28 December 2008 issue.
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Put a Lid On It
As an end-of-term prank, students at Gonville and Caius College at England’s Cambridge University put a Santa Claus hat on a spire on the Gate of Humility on campus, 60 feet above the ground. College authorities were not amused: deeming the hat a “safety hazard” as it might fall on someone’s head, they called the fire brigade to remove it. At least 10 firefighters in three trucks sped to the scene to take care of the threat. (London Telegraph) …End-of-Term Quiz: Which is more dangerous: a cushy felt hat with fake fur trim, or three firetrucks speeding through heavy town traffic?
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