The Statue of the Three Lies

In front of University Hall is the famous Statue of John Harvard, also know as the Statue of the Three Lies. The inscription on the statue reads

John Harvard

Founder

1638

 

 

 

Can you guess what the three lies are?

 

1. FIRST LIE: This is not John Harvard! Who is it?
The first President of Harvard
A 19th-century Harvard student
A professional model

2. SECOND LIE: John Harvard was not the founder of Harvard University. Who was he?
The first President of Harvard
The Govenor of Massachusetts
An early financial contributor

3. THIRD LIE: Harvard was not founded in 1638. When was it founded?
1738
1636
1640

4. BONUS QUESTION: What do Harvard Students and tourists do to the statue for luck?
Rub its shoe
Sit in its lap
Spit in its eye

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