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    Post Why Scientists Fall for Precariously Balanced Rocks

    They're nature's hilarious accidents!!


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    Butcher, then the director of Colorado Springs parks department,
    received a chilling phone call from a frantic staff member. She told him
    that Balanced Rock—a 290-million-year-old red sandstone boulder
    naturally perched on a sloped ledge in Garden of the Gods Park—had
    fallen. Butcher panicked, his thoughts roiling with how disappointed and
    outraged both locals and visitors would be with the loss of the
    beloved, iconic landmark. He imagined the 700-ton boulder rolling
    downhill, with nothing to stop its tumble onto the nearby U.S. Highway
    24, like a monstrously dense tumbleweed. Then he remembered the
    calendar, and realized it was a prank. “I never laughed,” Butcher, who
    is now retired, told Out There Colorado. “It’s not a great joke.”


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