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Originally posted by HowardRoark
What an interesting "fossil" it will be, 1,000,000 years from now.
Imagine you're part of an archaeological expedition 6,000 years from today, stomping around the desert in an area known long ago as Yucca Mountain, Nev. You are looking for the remnants of a once flourishing civilization, a nation state that apparently called itself the USA back in 2002. You're 10 days into your quest, not finding much of anything, when one of your team runs up, all sweaty-faced and panting, insisting that you come see what he's discovered.
You follow your flushed, jabbering colleague around a rocky outcropping, and there, vividly etched on a granite monolith, is a towering reproduction of Macauley Culkin in "Home Alone," hands to face, mouth agape; or maybe it's one of Francis Bacon's shrieking pope paintings or Edvard Munch's "The Scream."
You don't recognize any of these startling cultural icons from the distant past; you don't know who made them, or what they symbolize. Hell, you don't even know that they're cultural icons, but the whole scene briefly scares the bejesus out of you. Then, like Howard Carter stumbling on the tomb of Tutankhamen, you experience a serious rush of exhilaration, aggravated by a serious case of the heebie-jeebies, as you realize that you've just chanced on a history-making breakthrough, a discovery of earthshaking significance.
Originally posted by GlucoKit1
Apparently there are 92 such cases from over the years. 93 Now, I guess. How the crap do you lose a nuclear bomb anyhow, 93 times? Ties in nicely with any possible nuclear threat or potential for such a threat on USA soil. Alarming when you think about it and pretty convenient. Is there a website, is there a reward incentive if you spot one of these things, can you keep it if you find it? 93 TIMES! Hahahah