Friday, October 08, 2010

Space Fame!

Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), American newspaper magnate of Hungarian origin, founded the newspaper "New York World" in 1883. He was also the owner of the daily "New York Evening World," known for conferring the "Pulitzer" prize for journalism and literature.

Pulitzer believed that his newspapers were more influential than the U.S. president and the whole world politics, and that their influence extended to other planets. So to say, the universe.

When the building of his newspaper was built in New Jersey, Pulitzer spent imaginable sum of money on illuminated sign that was supposed to shine over the entire city from the top of a skyscraper.

- Do you know what kind of flashing neon sign I would like? A kind that even the Martians will be able to read from their planet! - He ordered.
- So, on what language will it be written? - asked the chief architect. - In English, or Martian?

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