Critical thinking was on parade this afternoon as rumors flew that the Washington Monument is now visibly leaning after the DC quake:
The Washington Monument is supposibly leaningEtc. The rumors may have started with this report from FOX:
Washington Monument is really now leaning? Will it stay like that now? Like the one in Italy
THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT IS LEANING BCUZ OF THAT QUAKE!! DAYUUUUUUUUM
Why don't they just shut down DC already? Traffic is worse then usual and the Washington Monument and the National Cathedral are tilting.
NOOOOOO! They said the Washington Monument is tilting. D: Like, I love that thing. How it looks in the reflecting pool.. IT CANT FALL.
Reports suggesting the Washington Monument was shaking so much today it looked as if it were made a rubber.
Marine helicopters were seen hovering above the D.C, and there were reports that the Washington Monument may be tilting.But it isn't. At least not so anyone can tell. It could have been unsettled, I suppose, but it wasn't. Maybe FOX should have sent someone over there to eyeball it before going with that. Though, for the record, they did say "may be tilting."
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