A statue in Harvard Yard. On the base, the inscription notes that it is of John Harvard, founder, 1638. In fact, the model for the statue was a student, John Harvard wasn't the founder of the university, and Harvard wasn't founded in 1638.

It is also tradition, of course, for Harvard students to urinate on the John Harvard statue. So when your tour guide tells you to rub his foot for good luck, you'd best think twice.

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