Statistically Speaking

Carnegie Mellon students love facts, and we love to brag. With that in mind, here are some facts about Carnegie Mellon that will win you every trivia contest for the next four years.

1967: The year the musical Pippin debuted in its earliest form — as a Scotch’n’Soda production. Three years later, the original version of the musical Godspell also debuted at Carnegie Mellon.

1982: The year Carnegie Mellon computer science professor Scott Fahlman invented the emoticon.

3: The number of copies of Jonathan Borofsky’s Walking to the Sky sculpture currently in existence. The other two are in Dallas, Texas, and Seoul, South Korea.

500,000: TThe number of hours each day people spend typing CAPTCHAs, invented at Carnegie Mellon by computer science professors Luis von Ahn and Manuel Blum.

Sources:,,, Luis von Ahn