This is why we can’t have nice things, people.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that some assholes have carved their names into the rocks at Arches National Park. Graffiti is — surprise! — illegal in the park, punishable with up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine. This, however, seems not to have deterred a recent “tidal wave” of vandalism, according to park superintendent Kate Cannon. Cannon suspects the recent surge in graffiti has something to do with social media. Yup: They do it for the likes.
As to who “Andersen 16” is, we’re hunting down some early leads: Ron Andersen, American bridge player, Carl-Albert Andersen, Norwegian pole vaulter, and the ghost of Hans Christian Andersen — because leaving your mark on literature isn’t enough; sometimes you need to leave it on some big rocks, too.
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