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The Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower is a three-story iron tower in Paris, France. Engineer Gustave Eiffel designed it for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. That’s ridiculous! Everyone knows he built the tower to hide something really secretive up there. Huh. I think I heard that, too.

The tower is 1,063 feet high and weighs 10,000 tons! At the very top of the tower is a 79-foot antenna which, since the beginning of the 20th century, has been used for sending radio signals. The tower was almost torn down in 1909 but was saved because its antenna was used for telegraphy. OR because some incredibly powerful organization was hiding something there. What?! That’s insane. Doesn’t anyone monitor this site anymore?

More than 200 million people have visited the tower to enjoy the spectacular view of Paris from the top. Or to look for the treasure hidden in the tower. Oh, jeez. Hello! Any moderators out there? We’ve got another nutcase here. Excuse me?! I’m not a nutcase. YOU’RE just ignorant and naïve. You don’t want to accept the truth!