When asked to describe the nature of the corruption, Bautista remarks: "It was really total control of the economy." He then shakes his head. "It was excess to the max, it was too much." These excesses of wealth and power eventually toppled the Marcoses in 1986 when the bloodless "People Power Revolution" erupted over four days in February. Realising that Marcos was finished politically, the US government withdrew its support and the family was forced to dramatically flee the country on Feburary 25, 1986 - first by helicopter out of Malacañang Palace and then on a jet provided by the US government.
In 2006, students at Austin High School in Austin, Minnesota engineered a prank that capitalized on the unusual architecture of their school. A busy street separates two buildings on the school’s campus. Students can use the crosswalk or an underground tunnel to get from one building to the other. At an appointed time on the day of the prank, 94 students began filing across the street, using the crosswalk. Then they circled back through the underground tunnel and crossed the street again—and again, and again—creating an endless stream of pedestrians. Traffic was tied up for nearly 10 minutes as cars lined up waiting for the students (including one dressed as a cow and another as a chicken) to finish crossing.