Ben Gurion University was established in 1969 as the University of the Negev with the aim of promoting the development of the Negev desert that comprises more than 60% of Israel. The University was inspired by the vision of Israel’s founder and first prime minister David Ben-Gurion, who believed that the future of the country lay in this region. With its nearly 20,000 students and impressive faculty and programs, BGU is a very serious institution. But clearly, hidden underneath all that academia is a streak of whimsy which manifests itself to an impressive degree when combined with the silliness of the Jewish month of Adar, impending Purim celebrations and a timely Internet meme. Check it out:

Also, where on earth did they get that ginormous yellow camel?

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.