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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

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Leaning Washington Monument

Washington, DC-- Tuesday's 5.8 earthquake in the nation's capital has left some damage, most notably the Washington Monument. The iconic obelisk is now leaning, and is in danger of collapsing. Brilliant minds in the Obama administration believe they have the answer: use the Leaning Tower of Pisa to buttress the endangered monument.

Excited government bureaucrats have been talking with their Italian counterparts since last night about the idea. Both the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Washington Monument are tilting at exactly 33 degrees. Government officials on both sides of the Atlantic hope to use this good fortune to fix both buildings.

"We will move the Leaning Tower of Pisa to Washington." said Obama spokesperson Eureka Ebonics. "The Tower will then lean against the Washington Monument, saving both structures from collapse, said the braniac.

Specially built helicopters will carefully lift the Leaning Tower of Pisa and carefully place it beside the endangered Washington Monument. The entire cost of the operation will be $10 trillion.

"We are here to serve the American public." stated Ms. Ebonics. "We actually stay up nights, thinking this stuff up!"

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