Hacks, pranks and practical jokes that took place at FAU


Famous Quotes of Famous People

After the computer science building reopened, some unused fireproof frames (Brandschutzrahmen) near the elevators were taken over. They henceforth pictured famous politicians along side with (in)famous quotes, as well as names and dates. Nothing out of the ordinary at an academic institution, but on a second look the pictures, quotes, names and dates did not quite add up. Let’s have a look:

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For Google and the unfortunate to be missing a framebuffer:

  • Picture of Franz Josef Strauß “Studiengebühren müssen sich wieder lohnen!”
    – Gerhard Fritz Kurt Schröder * 5. Mai 1818 + 14. März 1883
  • Picture of Francis J. Underwood with “How much is the fish?”
    – Karl Marx * 1932, Stuttgart
  • Picture of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with “Ey!! Abseits!”
    – Stefan Effenberger, 8. Juni 2015