It was recently reported that the Eiffel Tower, and the area immediately around it, was evacuated due to a bomb threat. Had the bomb actually gone off a number of important, yet secret, functions that the Eiffel Tower fulfills would have gone off-line. Listed below are the top ten secrets of the Eiffel Tower you probably didn’t know about.
1. The Eiffel Tower is aimed directly at Mars each day at noon when the president of the United Nations uses it to send an update to the President of Mars concerning events on earth.
2. No longer built out of steel-as many people incorrectly assume-the Eiffel Tower is actually made out of a space age plastic resign polymer which is painted brown. The steel was melted down and used to build a gigantic monument to President Obama in Versailles.
3. Due to the construction of the Dubai Burj Tower, the Eiffel Tower is now the second tallest building in the world. From the top observation deck you can see Big Ben on a clear day.
4. In case of a planet-wide disaster, the Eiffel Tower can be converted into a spaceship in less than three days, and rockets installed in its base are powerful enough to reach Mars.
5. A secret room 3/4th of the way to the top of the Eiffel tower was discovered in 2007 and appears to be either Leonardo Da Vinci’s lost workshop, or Dr. Jekyll’s secret laboratory.
6. Tea Party members mock the Eiffel tower as a symbolism of socialism as they believe its construction was funded with a secret tax on American French Fries.
7. The Eiffel tower tipped over in 2004 when a Godzilla-like creature knocked it over with its tail in the dead of the night. Fortunately, nobody was injured, but it did flatten a nearby french bread factory which now sells pancakes.
8. The sides of the Eiffel tower are actually slopped at fairly mild degrees of incline, between 3 and 10 degrees at the base, meaning that it is possible to simply walk half way up the tower instead of taking the stairs.
9. When the Eiffel was first built Parisians described it as something “only an American could love.” Of course, this was when the massive edifice was painted puke green and was adorned with pink and yellow flags.
10. In order to help alleviate the crunch caused by millions of tourists who visit the tower each year, one half is painted blue in order to blend in with the sky and hide its presence, and the location of the tower is not printed on maps sold inside of France.
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My own personal experience investigating the history of this magnificent landmark.