Ice Breaker – Mt. Rushmore

Ice Breaker

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

This month, we celebrate the presidents.  There is not doubt these are people who have made huge sacrifices to lead our country.  They deserve to be celebrated, but I’m guessing most people look forward to President’s Day and President’s Day Weekend for time off from work or school and great “deals” at the local car dealership – not for the opportunity to celebrate the presidents.  Last week, my brother (David) posted a great question on Facebook about Mt. Rushmore.  I thought it was a great Ice Breaker question, and he was kind enough to let me use it here this week.  I’m sure he’ll leave his answer in the comments.  For the question and my answer, keep reading below.

(I’m always looking for Ice Breaker question ideas.  If you have an idea, send me an email at  If I use your question, I’ll give you credit and share your links.)

Question:  Who would be on your Mount Rushmore?

My Answer:  Obviously, Mt. Rushmore was dedicated to the presidents, but I’d open it up to others.  My Mt. Rushmore would include Bono, Mother Teresa, Thomas Edison, and Jonas Salk.  I enjoy Bono’s music, and I think he’s used his platform well to raise awareness in the fight to end poverty.  Mother Teresa is a great example of sacrifice in her life of helping the sick, hungry, and poor.  Thomas Edison represents the field of science and engineering.  I love his inventive spirit.  And Jonas Salk was behind the ending of polio.  His studies and vaccine were ground breaking in the field of medicine, and I think he provides hope to other researchers who are working on cures for other maladies.

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