CONWAY, ARKANSAS — Residents of the medium-sized college town, Conway, AR, awoke to a surprise addition to their city-scape – an exact copy of the Burj Khalifa. Scientists have confirmed that the new tower is empirical verification that the universe could have come into existence uncaused from absolutely nothing. Speaking for the scientific community, Dr. Henry Wellsworth of the University of Birmingham said, “We are collectively breathing a huge sigh of relief. We had all but given up hope of ever having scientific confirmation for the possibility that the entire universe could have come into existence without prior causation. Now, impossibly, we have it.”
Many Conway residents have welcomed the marvel with excitement and applause. “This building is going to be a great place to set up an operations headquarter for the planning of our annual Toad Suck Daze festival,” said a festival coordinator. While most opinions have been positive, some have seen the inexplicable, 2,722 ft. tall edifice as an extreme nuisance. “This building violates so many city codes, I don’t even know where to begin,” lamented a source at Conway Code Enforcement.
The appearance has already had an effect on future city planning. The Conway City Council has approved an emergency measure to keep various tracts of land undeveloped in the off chance that more buildings appear without warning. Notes one council member, “While most of us are happy for this accident of nature, none of us wants to be caught off-guard again.”