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AWESOME THING OF THE DAY: The Biggest Tetris Game Of All Time (Except For That Other One)
April 23, 2012
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You know you're dealing with an elite educational institution when its students manage to hack into the school's physical plant systems and, um, play video games.

That's what happened at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently when a group of students - representing themselves as the "MIT Gallery of Hacks" - managed to turn the Ivy League school's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science building into a giant, multi-coloured game of Tetris.

A passerby managed to capture it on video, all the way through to the special display at game's end:

This isn't, however, the first time that an American university has played host to a building-sized Tetris game; students at Rhode Island's Brown University managed the same thing in 2000 ...

... and on their celebratory website (which looks to come from an ancient internet era), they in turn give a shout-out to students at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, who apparently created the largest ever game of Tetris way back in 1995.

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