Sinkhole Opens Up in Washington and Jaded Humor Emerges
Washington is used to being the brunt of jokes, particularly those centered around the action, or lack of it, on Capitol Hill.
But on Tuesday, the focus moved to the Adams Morgan neighborhood, where some saw a symbol of Washington - a gaping sinkhole in the middle of a bustling sidewalk.
Unlike the fatal sinkhole that swallowed a man as he slept in his Seffner, Florida, home on February 28, or the one a golfer fell into on an Illinois fairway earlier this month, the Washington sinkhole is more on the order of a large pothole. Surrounded by yellow tape, it is about a yard (meter) square, as deep as 10 feetand sits a few miles from the White House, another frequent source of late-night television humor.
But the sinkhole quickly took on larger proportions as chatter erupted on social media.