fun facts about bulkwater dam

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September 10, 2005


FUN FACT:
There is enough concrete in the Bulkwater Dam (4.8 million cubic yards) to build a vertical highway as wide as the dam that would reach all the way to the top!


FUN FACT:
More men died in the building of the Bulkwater Dam than at the Battle of Shiloh.


FUN FACT:
The Bulkwater Dam is so thick and so heavy, if it were to fall onto itself it would crush both its original self as well as its falling counterpart.


FUN FACT:
Upon completion of the dam, hard hats emblazoned with the words Bulkwater Dam were handed out as rewards to any construction workers who hadn't died of head injuries.


FUN FACT:
Bulkwater Dam's structural volume surpasses the largest pyramid in Egypt, and its burial chambers are filled with treasures beyond the pharaoh's wildest dreams.


FUN FACT:
If all the copper wiring used in the Bulkwater Dam were laid end to end it would reach less than an inch. There is no copper wire in the Bulkwater Dam.


FUN FACT:
If the Bulkwater Dam was mechanically animated and fitted with a giant robot brain, it would successfully conquer the planet, forcing enslaved humans to work in its vast network of zinc mines. It could not be stopped!


--from "Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not" Information About Bulkwater Dam