Ahh, the Space Needle, one of Seattle’s most iconic buildings. That also happens to have a lot of weird facts about it. For example, did you know that the Space Needle collapsed in 1989? Well, if not be sure to keep reading to find out this surprisingly funny piece of Seattle history.
On April 1st, 1989 Seattle’s local sketch comedy show ‘Almost Live!” had a breaking news segment. And in this segment, it was revealed that the Space Needle had tragically collapsed. Of course, this news was backed up with some very 80s graphics of the destroyed Space Needle. And eyewitnesses of the crazy event.
If you weren’t reading carefully you might not have noticed the date was April 1st, aka April Fools. And as this news was pretty shocking at the time, a lot of the people watching didn’t realize it was a huge prank. So the news station ended up getting a lot of angry calls from viewers. They definitely ended up on the naughty list that year.
But hey, it was a pretty dang successful April Fools prank. And honestly, we appreciate the effort because we haven’t seen a prank this good in years. So if you’d like to learn more about this special piece of Seattle history you can click here. And get thinking about Seattle’s next famous prank.JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtb2JpbGUtYWQtb25seSUyMiUzRSUwQSUzQyUyMS0tJTIwU2VhdHRsZSUyMC0lMjBNb2JpbGUlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2lucyUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIyYWRzYnlnb29nbGUlMjIlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmRpc3BsYXklM0FibG9jayUzQndpZHRoJTNBMzIwcHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0E1MHB4JTNCJTIyJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwZGF0YS1hZC1jbGllbnQlM0QlMjJjYS1wdWItNTUyMTg1Njk1NTQ5NzQ1NiUyMiUwQSUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMGRhdGEtYWQtc2xvdCUzRCUyMjE2MjcxNzI5NDclMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpbnMlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=