The person that can give me the most Idiot/funny/strange/ridiculeous fact's about a famous building, in this case the eifel-tower, win's a 1000 Geos.
Post a link/name of the website/book (or whereever you have it from) also here... I want to be able to Check it......
No double posting allowed, if someone come's up with a fact it's his, it won;t count for anyone else.
If this work's I'll probably do this again with another building... this is just a try out.
This contest will end Sunday the 7th of may at 19:00 (+1 GMT).
The person that come's up with the most Idiot/funny/strange/ridiculeous fact's about the Eifel-tower will win.
During William Morris's last visit to Paris, he spent a great deal of time eating and writing in the restaurant at the Eiffel Tower. One day a friend remarked that he must be very impressed with the structure to be spending so much time there. "Impressed!?" Morris replied. "I remain here because it's the only place in Paris where I can avoid seeing the damn thing!"
In 1912 Austrian tailor Franz Reichelt dove off the Eiffel Tower in a sort of real life version of Wile E Coyote’s Acme Batsuit expecting to fly or glide or something leaf-like. He did not. Instead, Franz did the thing that things which are not leafs do when they find themselves in the thin blue air. To quote the WFMU blog from which we get this link: “The film ends with men ceremoniously measuring the crater left by Reichelt.”
In 1889, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel publicly unveiled the 300 meter Eiffel Tower on the southern bank of the Seine River in Paris. Less publicly, he also unveiled a private love nest at the tower's peak to facilitate his personal trysts.
Patriotic Frenchmen (and women), not noted for their love of Germany, may be less than amused to learn the source of the name of the famous landmark which graces the southern bank of the Seine River in Paris.
The 300 meter Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel, whose upholsterer godfather, born a Boenickhausen, adopted the name Eiffel - because his friends could not pronounce his name - before moving to Paris from Eifel, Germany.