City picks the bird: Pink flamingo

September 3, 2009 7:38:03 AM PDT
The Madison City Council is thinking pink.

The council in Wisconsin's capital has voted to name the plastic pink flamingo the city's official bird. It's in recognition of one of the greatest college pranks ever.

Student leaders at the University of Wisconsin in 1979 placed 1,000 pink plastic flamingos on the steep hill that leads to the dean's office.

One council member says that prank is captured in their "imaginations forever."