Unusual Consequences of Government Shutdown

govn'tshutdown_unusualclosing_2013The government is now in the midst of its first partial government shutdown in almost 18 years and the effects will be felt in some unusual places. From the shuttering of Congress’s barber shop and dry cleaning, to confiscating blackberries and iPhones. Here are a few consequences of a shutdown that may surprise you:

  • National Zoo
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • NASA
  • Arctic, Antarctic and Polar Research is Safe. Other Science Research? Not So Much.
  • Life on Capitol Hill
  • The Essential vs. the Non-Essential
  • Hang on to Your Smart Phones
  • Diplomacy Takes a Front Seat—Mostly


Source: ABC News