There were 112 deaths associated with the construction of the Hoover dam.
The dam provides power for Las Vegas, so these guys quite literally died for our sins.
They didn’t turn water into wine, but they DID turn water into electricity.
4 Presidents- I say there’s a drop off to the 4th guy.
Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson- solid. Then Teddy Roosevelt. He’s not even the best Roosevelt. He’s third behind Franklin and Eleanor.
At the time there was a plan to add Susan B Anthony. But Anthony supporters nixed the plan, preferring instead to see her face on coins you only get in post offices.
The consensus among geologists: the Grand Canyon has developed over the past 40 million years.
I don’t feel so bad when it takes me two weeks to write a good joke.
Theodore Roosevelt was big on preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to enjoy the scenery and hunt.
That’s the way you build consensus- you preserve stuff from business interests like a Democrat, and then shoot stuff like a Republican.
Empire State Building
Originally the top was to be a blimp docking point. But it proved to be too dangerous. You know, because of King Kong.
Liberty Bell in Philly
Has a crack- how perfect for the symbol of liberty?
People think it was it was temperature- no, it cracked under the pressure of Philly fans booing it.
On the day he was shot the body guard who was supposed to be behind him was next door having a beer. You think it sucks to be Bill Buckner…
How did that guy ever get a job again? “What was your last job?…”
I’ve screwed up at work before, but I never got brains on the chair.
Speaking of large man-made landmarks, let’s not forget…
Or as the Native Americans call her- Grand Tetons.
She’s actually Canadian originally. I give her breasts an “Eh.”
How appropriate that she has DUAL citizenship.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Closes daily at 5:30pm. Is that when Jimi Hendrix was closing up shop?
Hanson stayed up until 9.
Native American Indian Museum in DC
Have to move it to Oklahoma to make room for the Christopher Columbus Museum.
Known as “The Rock.” Now that’s it’s been in movies, it wants to be called Dwayne Johnson.
Statue of Liberty
Gift from the French- I’m Greek- I keep thinking of the Trojan horse.
Somewhere in there there’s a bunch of French soldiers waiting to jump out and surrender.
Can no longer go up into the Statue- but a glass ceiling in the pedestal allows for views of the iron framework. You can’t go in her, but you can look up her skirt? Sounds like a rule at a gentlemen’s club.
I think it’s funny that there’s a GLASS CEILING in a statue representing liberty.
In 1965 the Black Liberation Front planned to destroy the statue.
The group changed their name from Black Liberation Terrorists when they realized nobody took them seriously as BLT.