As I have seen many times myself, a great way to break the ice, is to tell the most embarrasing thing that ever happened to you. C'mon people, you all know you had those moments. I will start.
One time I was attending the UPE (Upsilon Pi Epsilon National Computer Science Society) ceremony. I was one of the inductees. The rules are that the ceremony requires certain chairs in the front row to be left vacant, and nobody should sit in them for any reason (symbolizing the founders of the society).
Well...I was feeling a little tired from the last night I spent studying for one of the classes, and was feeling half asleep. So they call my name, I come up, get my certificate, and then I am trying to find my seat....where is it? So I sat on one of the chairs that were reserved for the founders (and there were many people in the audience)!!! Everybody starts telling me (in front of all the other inductees, and audiences), so I get up and start looking for my seat again. I cannot find it! Everybody is pointing their fingers at me telling where my seat is, and some people in the auidence are laughgung (and professors too)! I found my seat eventually (like after 3 mins). I looked like a fool in front of many people. This will probably go down in the society's history :o . Will never forget this :o :o :o .