Jon Bauer, Herald staff
Tourist trap: The Spokane parks department says it doesn’t know who is stacking picnic tables into large pyramids, but it wants it to stop. At least four such pyramids, one of 35 tables stacked eight tables high, have been assembled in the park.
King Tut, currently in Seattle for an exhibition, denied responsibility but admitted that two of his work crews had scheduled a picnic at a Spokane park and may have gotten bored when they couldn’t find an open softball diamond.
Support your state government — smoke a bowl: If Initiative 512, which would allow adults to grow, sell and use marijuana, passes in November, it could mean as much as $2 billion in additional revenue for the state from licenses and taxes over five years, a state analysis found.
But in order to capitalize on the revenue, the next governor will need to establish a new Office of Consumption of Cannabis with related Departments of Snack Products, Paraphernalia and Black Light Poster Production and Xbox Expertise.
Don’t know much about history: On this day in 3114 B.C., the current cycle of the Mayan “Long Count” calendar began. The calendar’s last day is estimated to end on Dec. 21 of this year.
The Mayans working on the calendar had planned an entry for Dec. 21 that was to read, “Don’t worry; it’s not the end of the world,” but got writer’s cramp drawing more than 1.87 million boxes for each day on the calendar.