It’s a secret but I can tell you. It was a missile base that was nuclear powered. The plan was to have miles of tunnels.
According to the documents published by Denmark in 1997, the U.S. Army’s “Iceworm” missile network was outlined in a 1960 Army report titled “Strategic Value of the Greenland Icecap”. If fully implemented, the project would cover an area of 52,000 square miles (130,000 km2), roughly three times the size of Denmark. The launch complex floors would be 28 feet (8.5 m) below the surface, with the missile launchers even deeper, and clusters of missile launch centers would be spaced 4 miles (6.4 km) apart. New tunnels were to be dug every year, so that after five years there would be thousands of firing positions, among which the several hundred missiles could be rotated. The Army intended to deploy a shortened, two-stage version of the U.S. Air Force’s Minuteman missile, a variant the Army proposed calling the Iceman.
The glacier moved faster than the planners figured which made the structures unstable. The base had to be abandoned.
In Japan, the essential appliance is the rice cooker. You wash the rice put the rice in and appropriate amount of water then push a button. That’s it. In about 30 to 40 minutes you have perfect rice. If you want you can do it at night and set the timer so you can wake up to rice for breakfast.
For this game I will make the exchange rate 100 yen to a dollar. So if you guess $20 and the price is 2000 yen you win. The closest guess without going over the amount wins.
This rice cooker is a brand name and can make 5.5 cups of rice.
First, he was sentenced to 2 years in prison for being involved in an investment scandal that was colossal. Poor people lost their savings.
Second, he charged people money just to see his work so much that he recouped more than 50% of his initial investment. People died because of his work.
Third, he made the United States seem second rate. After they were number one for 6 years.
Guess in the comments. The answer is below. Let me know if you guessed right.
Who is he?
After the French debacle in Panama building the canal he was sentenced to 2 years in prison. He was later acquitted.
In the first six months of the Eiffel Tower people paid enough to pay over half the costs to put it up. (I can’t remember if it was 60% or 75%.) This is unfair but people committed suicide jumping off the tower. Buildings kill people. Let’s outlaw elevators. 😉
The Eiffel Tower took the world record for the tallest structure from the Washington Monument. Those Frenchies had it in for us. (I am part French.)
Let me remind you of General Yamashita’s motto: be happy in your work.
– Colonel Saito in Bridge on the River Kwai
I had lunch with a friend* on Saturday during which he told me that he’d never been happy in his work. The context for this comment is that he was looking forward to taking a new position within a few months with great anticipation because it would be it would be the first time he expected to enjoy his job.
Since I’ve always enjoyed my work, I assumed many others did too. Is this wrong? How many of you enjoy your work now or have in the past?