20 Historical Facts About World’s Best Universities

1Santa Claus University

There is a Santa Claus University in California that teaches professional Santa Claus skills like toy knowledge, poses, and how to avoid a law suit. A top-level Santa Claus can make up to $100,000 a year.

2University of Paris

The University of Paris existed for 820 years from 1150 A.D. to 1970, when it was broken up for being the main source of student revolutionaries who nearly overthrew the French government in May 1968.

3Cambridge University

Cambridge University's library has run out of room for its more than 9 million books and built a huge store to hold 4 million more. The first book they put in was Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

4Yale University

Yale university's class of '54 at their reunion raised $375,000 with the idea to invest it in a risky portfolio that grew 37% per year to $90 million, which they donated to the university.

5University of Virginia

The University of Virginia offers a class in Computer Security which is formally called "Defense Against the Dark Arts."

6Georgetown University

In 2007, Georgetown University went as far as banning the possession of multiple ping pong balls in an effort to ban beer pong.

7University of California

The University of California pays its coaches more than they do their Nobel winning professors. Coaches are paid on average three times more than the system’s full-time Nobel laureates.

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8Iron Ring

Some Canadian universities give an Iron Ring to engineering graduates "as a symbol and reminder of the obligations and ethics associated with their profession."

9Syracuse University

In 1977, Syracuse University communications students hijacked a TV station. They aired the brand new feature film 'Rocky' and some classic porn movies to the general public on channel 7. This went on for 2 days and during that time the FCC received ZERO complaints.

10University of California

The University of California at Davis is one of the largest breeders and patent holders of strawberry varieties in the world.


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