This is a picture, from September 4, 1979, on the UW Madison campus. The student government, the Pail and Shovel party, placed 1008 plastic pink flamingoes on Bascom Hill. This week the City Council named the plastic pink flamingo as the Official Bird of the city of Madison. Guess they have solved all the other issues of the city.
This is the other prank the Pail and Shovel Party did. They "dropped" the Statue of Liberty into Lake Mendota, in February of 1979. These guys were incredibly creative.