Father Murphy was playing golf with a parishioner. On the first hole, he sliced into the rough. His opponent heard him mutter "Hoover!" under his breath. On the second hole, the ball went straight into a water hazard. "Hoover!" again, a little louder this time. On the third hole, a miracle occurred and Fr. Murphy's drive landed on the green only six inches from the hole! "Praise be to God!" He carefully lined up the putt, but the ball curved around the hole instead of going in. "HOOVER!!!!" By this time, his opponent couldn't withhold his curiosity any longer, and asked why the priest said, "Hoover". "It's the biggest dam I know!"
胡佛水坝(Hoover Dam)是美国综合开发科罗拉多河(Colorado)水资源的一项关键性工程，位于内华达州和亚利桑那州交界之处的黑峡(Black Canyon)，具有防洪、灌溉、发电、航运、供水等综合效益。 胡佛水坝1936年建成，是当年最大的水坝，至今仍然是世界知名的建筑， 已被定为国家历史名胜和国家土木工程历史名胜，1994年，美国土木工程学会把它列为美国七大现代土木工程奇迹之一。