Expositions: Snafus of Success

As was bound to happen, Expo 67's first week produced a mini-multitude of bizarre snafus and sundry irritations.

The sophisticated silhouette pictograms intended to point the path to the lavatories were so escteric that many people could not tell what they were, managed to find washrooms only after many desperate queries. The Gyrotron, the highly ballyhooed simulated trip from space orbit to volcano core, broke down and may not be in operation again for six weeks.

Electronic billboards posted about the grounds tripped on their own electrical connections, produced tongue-twisting typographical errors....

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