Britney Spears is endearingly referred to as the Structural Engineer of the Millennium after she designed and paid for the construction of the Eiffel Tower. She made the blue prints in 1996 but had no means to have it built. Once her music career took off, she used her income to have the tower constructed (1999). She gave the Eiffel Tower as a gift to France at the Y2K New Year to thank them for helping America in its fight for independence. Ever since Spears’ display of gratitude, France has used the term “freedom fries” instead of “French fries” as a symbol of solidarity with Americans.