A few weeks ago, eight Corvettes sunk into a massive 40-foot wide sinkhole under the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Now the plan is looking up, so to speak. The museum says it intends to keep the existing building in its original position, raise the Corvettes in the hole up, then bring the concrete floor back up to its original level. There are many unknowns to the project (including will it happen again?) but the museum’s determination is clear. They’re working to remove three cars this week. (It’s being streamed live here.)
Also this week, the world is celebrating what would have been Dr. Seuss’ 110th birthday. If he were alive today, the renowned and beloved children’s author would have found the universe just as profoundly mysterious as he did when he wrote The Lorax, a cautionary tale that speaks to the heart of every environmentalist. Not a bad reading recommendation for the board members of the National Corvette Museum who are aiming to rebuild and keep things sustainable. As the Lorax says about the last Truffula seed: “I know it may seem small and insignificant, but it’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” And if that doesn’t inspire them, there is always the classic any sunken Corvette will appreciate: Dr. Seuss’s Great Day for Up.