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Saturday, August 7, 2021

THE HAPPENING WORLD: University of Wisconsin Removes Giant Rock Due to Nickname in 1925 Newspaper Headline

Behold another to file under “AGE OF STUPID”. Here is an article with more details, including information about the 1925 newspaper article and nickname. The rock, with a mass of 42 tons, is a pre-Cambrian “glacial erratic” carried by glaciers during an ice age and deposited after they receded, is estimated to be more than two billion years old. It was officially named “Chamberlin Rock”, in honour of Thomas Chamberlin, a geologist who was president of the university from 1887 through 1892.

Posted at August 7, 2021 14:03