The Eiffel tower was originally designed for the World's Fair, and it's iron mass was later discovered to be a great radio transmitter. During the millennium celebration in Paris, the tower was lined with massive doses of fireworks. At 00:00:00 1 Jan 2000, the fireworks were set off and it appeared the tower had been transformed into a rocket ship blasting off into space. The stunt was not perfect however, the clock to countdown broke about 7 hours before the end of the world. No matter, but some people feared it might be a premature version of the Millennium Bug.