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Monday, July 13, 2009

The Manhattan Project was not named for Manhattan. The name was based on an obscure radio code: Man=Einstein; Hat=God; Tan=Strike

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- The Manhattan Project

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  • 1. Manhattan is not a city, but a borough IN New York City. Most people are aware of that fact. Not "Fact"ropolis, apparently.

    2. The Manhatten project was so-named because it was originally headquartered in Manhatten (at 270 Broadway) although the laboratories were scattered across the country. Therefore, it WAS named for the borough.

    3. I know you have a disclaimer, but still, I hope nobody's reading this crap and believing it. You contribute to the dumbness of the world.

    By Anonymous Manhatten Mike, at July 14, 2009 12:28 AM  

  • Manhatt"en" Mike - expert on all things Manhattan.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 14, 2009 12:34 AM  

  • Heh heh...oops. Oh well, I spelled it right the first time.

    I'm still right about the rest of the stuff, though.

    By Anonymous ManhattAN Mike, at July 14, 2009 12:40 AM  

  • why do posters on this site just always try to stir up trouble? this site is the best and all of my friends agree and it is bad ass and funny and wow, you can actually learn stuff here unlike crappy other so-called 'fact' sites. if you don't have anything nice to say, you know what they say.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 14, 2009 12:55 AM  

  • Hi, Anonymous. I'm not trying to stir up trouble. I'm trying to take the unscrupulous owner of this blog to task for making stuff up and passing it off as real information. To the editor (who I'm sure ISN'T the same person that just responded to my comment), good job on changing the wording of the original fact. We wouldn't want it to be TOO blatantly obvious that you're full of it, would we?

    Yes, I know what they say about not having anything nice to say. So here's a compliment for Factropolis...hold on. I'm thinking... oh, I've got one! This blog has a real slick lay-out. Good job.

    Happy now?

    By Anonymous Manhattan Mike, at July 14, 2009 1:19 AM  

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