Thanks to our readers, the mystery of the green John Harvard has been solved (kind of). While one tipster wondered, "Is John Harvard painted green in honor of [the] stoplight dance last night, meaning he's single?" it turns out (unfortunately for some) that the green paint wasn't a testament to John's relationship status.

Instead, history and multiple tipsters inform us that it was likely pranksters from Dartmouth, intent on spreading their school's color before a big sports event. Still, we're slightly baffled. The next Harvard-Dartmouth game is Men's Swimming and Diving on Nov. 10...and it's taking place at Cornell. That, or Dartmouth was celebrating a win against Women's Soccer on Oct. 28, which seems a bit late for such a big gesture. Either way, if that's what Dartmouth feels they need to do to ensure a win, then we're not all that worried. After all, there's a reason parents say practice, not pranking, makes perfect.