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Topics: Oil Spill, Astronomy

Thursday, 22 July 2010

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An Inconvenient Truth

Houston, TX-- NASA officials are reporting some ominous and unexpected news today to President Obama. It looks like the oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico has damaged much more than just the environment. The oil gusher has pushed the Earth into a new orbit around the sun, and lengthened the year to 367 days.

NASA head, Dr. Karl Saygun explained to the president how it happened:

"It's just like when a balloon gets a leak. The oil gusher is pushing the Earth in all sorts of unpredictable directions in Outer Space. There is no way to correct this new orbit. We're stuck." he said gloomily.

Two new days will be added to the calender, beginning in 2011. The new days will be February 29 and February 30. Leap years will be much more rare. There will be a February 31 only once every ten years.

"There's a lot more going on with this oil leak then we can know." said Dr. Saygun. "Get ready for some more surprises like this one."

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