Thursday, January 04, 2007

Whoops Spaceship Earth collapses
Perhaps the glue that held the world together came apart.

Whatever the reason, a 175-ton sculpture called "Spaceship Earth" lay in ruins at Kennesaw State University after mysteriously collapsing in the middle of the night, scarcely three months after it was unveiled.

University officials say they suspect the glue failed.

The Finnish-born sculptor says he is devastated.

And a $1 million piece of art, intended to remind future generations of Earth's fragility, was transformed into a pile of rubble in front of the Social Sciences building. The engraved phrase "our fragile craft" was visible amid the debris.

"Kind of ironic," said Mary-Elizabeth Watson, a university employee.

I blame global warming.