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MIT Kicks Harvard’s Ass

Comments (6)

Is this a surprise to anyone?  I suggest Harvard take on Stanford next since they’ll actually have a chance at victory.

  • http://michjeanty.blogspot.com/ Michelin Jeanty

    I'm a great fan of MIT, but I'm not sure how they kick our asses. Sure they have a better technology school than we do, but overall, Harvard beat MIT.

  • Steve Bergstein

    I don't know what Michelin is talking about – it seems like an unfair fight to me. Harvard never had a chance.

  • Aziz Grieser

    I would have owned this part of the event. Trebuchet-flinging was standard protocol when I played with every toy I've ever owned.

    “For observers, the Lego portion of the competition was perhaps the most dramatic. Student teams were given identical bags full of Lego parts and told to build a gravity-powered trebuchet that would fling a toy rubber tire across an 8-foot gap into a dog-bowl-sized bucket. There’s nothing like seeing 23 groups of 18-to-22 year olds sitting on the carpet around big piles of colored blocks, arguing about velocity versus angle of release and how to brace the trebuchet arm so that it doesn’t fly off with the tire.”

  • http://chrisyeh.blogspot.com Chris Yeh

    Bring it on Crimson. Stanford welcomes the challenge.

  • ag

    don't forget where the founders of google went to school. i wouldn't be so fast judging stanford engineering :-p

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      Oh yes – there’s that.

  • Michelin Jeanty

    I'm a great fan of MIT, but I'm not sure how they kick our asses. Sure they have a better technology school than we do, but overall, Harvard beat MIT.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/steve_bergs2127 steve_bergs2127

    I don't know what Michelin is talking about – it seems like an unfair fight to me. Harvard never had a chance.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/aziz_griese5636 aziz_griese5636

    I would have owned this part of the event. Trebuchet-flinging was standard protocol when I played with every toy I've ever owned.

    "For observers, the Lego portion of the competition was perhaps the most dramatic. Student teams were given identical bags full of Lego parts and told to build a gravity-powered trebuchet that would fling a toy rubber tire across an 8-foot gap into a dog-bowl-sized bucket. There’s nothing like seeing 23 groups of 18-to-22 year olds sitting on the carpet around big piles of colored blocks, arguing about velocity versus angle of release and how to brace the trebuchet arm so that it doesn’t fly off with the tire."

  • Chris Yeh

    Bring it on Crimson. Stanford welcomes the challenge.

  • ag

    don't forget where the founders of google went to school. i wouldn't be so fast judging stanford engineering :-p

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    Oh yes – there’s that.

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