Can People Describe Famous Landmarks To A Blind Person?


Today I’m going to ask people to describe famous landmarks to me and I have to guess what the heck they’re talking about. And guess what… you get to play along at home as well. Good luck everybody. [music plays] They may only describe what it looks like. They may not tell me where it is. They may not tell me what the significance of it is, and lastly, they may not use any of the words of the landmark in the clues. [music resolves]
3… 2… 1… and go. ALIYA: Okay, it’s a really tall building type thing It’s really tall and the same guy who made the Statue of Liberty made it and it’s a big tourist attraction and um… it sort of looks like wires going up it and it’s not like a complete actually building that you can go inside of. And…
TOMMY: You got a little more time if you like. TOMMY: About 10 more seconds. ALIYA: Ah… this is hard. Also… it has a flag on top of it I think. I’m not sure though. TOMMY: Okay, we’ll stop right there. I’m going to guess it’s the new Freedom Tower up on World Trade in Lower Manhattan. ALIYA: No.
TOMMY: No. ALIYA: It’s the Eiffel Tower.
TOMMY: The Eiffel Tower. I thought you could really go inside the Eiffel Tower. You can’t? ALIYA: I don’t know. I don’t think you can.
TOMMY: See, I never knew that. [laughs] That was pretty good. [music interlude] TOMMY: And… Go.
JAZELYN: Okay, this is really beautiful. I just went here like a month ago. It’s orange. It, um… A lot of people go there and they surround it. And take pictures. And it’s really, really big. And, um… There’s a lot of like… dents? Like things in it. And, um… It’s really hard. And it’s like has nature and um… Yeah….
TOMMY: Still got a few more seconds if you’d like. JAZELYN: Um…. It’s also brown but it’s mostly orange. Like dark orange. And… TOMMY: Done. That’s it. Stop the clock. I’m going to say that it is the Grand Canyon. JAZELYN: Yes!
TOMMY: Hey! Nicely done there, Jazelyn. Very good.
JAZELYN: Thank you. TOMMY: Listen, you learn something new everyday. The Grand Canyon’s orange. I’ll never forget that. I’m goind to tweet that out later. That’s like the thing I learned today. That the Grand Canyon is orange. [musical interlude] TOMMY: And… go.
TOADEN: It’s an iconic thing that people still drive by and it tells you where you are but even in movies and everything they just want to have because they love looking at it. This is a tough one. It’s something iconic for an entire industry. Even though it represents a city it really represents an entire industry no matter where you are in the world if you see this thing that… that spells out these letters that represent this whole industry, it doesn’t matter where they are in the world they think of film making. They think of movies they think of TV. TOMMY: Okay, you’re good. I think I know exactly what you’re talking about. I think I got it pretty early one as well. When you were talking about people driving by and everything and wanted to be a part of it? I’m going to say the Hollywood sign. TOADEN: Yes, sir.
TOMMY: Hey! Nicely done there, Toaden. Very good. [musical interlude] TOMMY: And… go.
LOUIE: Okay, so it’s a bunch of rocks that standing up on end and some are laid on top of each other so they kind of make kind of make little bridges almost. And they’re all laid out in a weird pattern that kind of… people think that aliens… they’re about aliens. And it’s on a big grass field. It’s pretty much just these rocks in the field. And they’re scattered in a weird way. They’re very big rocks. TOMMY: You want to stop right there? LOUIE: Yeah, I’ll stop right there. I’m good. I think that’s good enough. TOMMY: Alright, we’ll stop the clock. I think you’re good too. I think I know exactly what you’re talking about. You’re talking about of course a Ford pickup – no I’m just kidding. You’re talking about Stonehenge!
LOUIE: Talking about Stonehenge. Yeah. TOMMY: Yeah! Nice one, Louie. That was great. Nice description. [musical interlude] TOMMY: And… go.
LOLO: Presidents. There’s four of them. Oh my gosh. It’s outside… Well, it’s landmark, duh, it has to be outside. Okay that was stupid. That was a stupid… Okay, um… [silence] TOMMY: Still got time.
LOLO: Oh, man. Tommy, this is lot more difficult than I thought. There’s like presidents. And they’re like lined up. And somebody carved it. It’s like a sculpture. A really huge sculpture. That is a landmark obviously. Um, four presidents..
TOMMY: Stop the clock. We’ll stop the clock right here. And I think I know exactly what you’re talking about.
LOLO: Okay.
TOMMY: I do. You ready?
LOLO: Ah, yeah.
TOMMY: I think you’re talking about the one, the only… Mount Rushmore.
LOLO: Haha… Got it! Love it. [music] TOMMY: Wow. Hey, that was fun. Nicely done. ALIYA: Thank you.
TOMMY: You seem… you alright?
ALIYA: Yeah. TOMMY: That was great.
ALIYA: I was really scared. BEN: That was great. That was fantastic. You were very good.
TOMMY: And I’m an idiot. [both laugh]
ALIYA: No, you’re not. TOMMY: I’m a goofus.

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