You would never guess that national, famous monuments have mistakes on them. The truth is, we are all human and humans designed these monuments. So yes, there are several famous monuments you know about that actually do contain errors!
Here are some of the most famous errors of all time. Can you believe that Hollywood Walk of Fame has this issue?
1. The Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial is a very famous monument that looks like Abraham Lincoln. It also shares some of his words from his famous speech. However, it also includes an error that you can still see if you look closely enough. Part of the speech says, “With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured.” The engraver actually messed up and put “High Hope for the Euture”. Lucky for that engraver, it was a fairly easy fix, but you can still see it if you look closely enough.
2. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
This is a beautiful memorial and tribute that is important to those we have lost. It contains over 58,000 names and unfortunately, many were spelled wrong. About 100 were spelled wrong and about 62 have been re-engraved to fix the error. If a name is really misspelled, they must change where it is on the memorial. Some families have opted to keep the misspelled names so they can stay next to others who died alongside them.
3. The Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame contains some of the greatest artists in history. However, they misspell names too! There have been about six misspelled celebrity names in about 60 years. A few have been corrected, but some remain flawed such as Merian C. Cooper, the writer of 1933’s King Kong. The star says “Meriam.”
4. Crazy Horse
The mountain that is carved out to look like Native American war hero Tȟašúŋke Witkó, or Crazy Horse in South Dakota has a very serious error. The monument shows Crazy Horse pointing off into the distance. However, pointing with an index finger is actually offensive in most Native American traditions.
5. Edgar Allan Poe Statue
The statue of Edgar Allan Poe went up in 1921 and actually contained two errors! It contained a line from Poe’s famous poem “The Raven”. The line should have read, “Dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” Instead, it said, “Dreamng dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before.” An erratic fan removed the ‘s’ on mortals but eventually, it was moved in the 1980s and fixed.
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