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Dear Canada: Leave The Pranks To Us

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Canadian engineering students try to replicate a car-hanging prank previously pulled by U.S. students - but come up horribly short.


Oh, Canada. You're just like America's little brother that tries to imitate what he sees but fails in just about every way. Five British Columbian engineering students were arrested this past Monday as they tried to dangle a vintage VW Beetle shell over the side of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in Vancouver. Their rope-and-pulley system failed mid-stunt and the Beetle went crashing into the water below.

Bruce Dunwoody, the Engineering Dean from the offending university, said, "the whole escapade is an embarrassment and the fact they failed doesn't make it any better." Dunwoody continued by saying he doesn't approve of this behavior and he's disappointed they were caught with their hands colored red. He doesn't believe this prank earned them any favor within certain engineering centers, which is the assumed goal behind this failed effort. The students were dishonorably dragged away from the crime scene in handcuffs while the arresting officers found it quite humorous.


The students are rumored to be planning on giving it another go, but nothing is confirmed. They would've been better off fiddling with traffic signs, but it seems the American public has beat them to that, too.

Better luck next time, kiddo. Thanks to Mark for the tip!

[Autonorth Canada]

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engineerd - Jalopnik Poet Laureate

I am usually one of the first to make fun of Canada. My roommate in college was from the Northern State.

However, there are certain good things that came from Canada:

1. Hockey.

2. Strange Brew ("Eh, hosehead, once you get there you can have all the free beer and sausages you want.")


4. I'll think of something...

5. Molson and Labatt

6. Dearthair

So, there you have it. There are 6 good things from Canada.