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Funny story:  NASA Says Mystery Rock on Mars Is an Old Jelly Doughnut

NASA Says Mystery Rock on Mars Is an Old Jelly Doughnut

First the word was that the "discovered" rock looked like a jelly doughnut. Read the story at the San Jose Mercury News: "Jelly doughnut" rock on Mars suddenly appears That's old news, as NASA is now reporting that further investigation has rev...
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Funny story:  Elephant Saunters into NY Starbucks

Elephant Saunters into NY Starbucks

What for, you ask? To buy his morning coffee, of course. On a break from a nearby zoo, the elephant munched peanuts and chatted with startled customers as he waited for his order, two dozen Skinny Mochas. He said he was watching his weight; s...
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Funny story:  Spider-Man Out of Work

Spider-Man Out of Work

His Broadway show, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is closing, and he's not looking forward to joining the unemployment line. "The worst part," Spidey confided, "is that they donated my costume to The Smithsonian, so I have to scrounge around...
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Funny story:  Glow-in-the-dark Pigs Comment on their Plight

Glow-in-the-dark Pigs Comment on their Plight

Think it's fun to glow green in the dark? (If you're so inclined, you can read about the green pigs here on the website of The Los Angeles Times). Many of the green pigs are not happy campers. One pig complained, "What do they think we are?...
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Funny story:  Mike Bloomberg's Baby Grandson Caught with a Big Pepsi

Mike Bloomberg's Baby Grandson Caught with a Big Pepsi

The outgoing mayor of NYC has had a lot to say about large, sugary drinks. In short, he hates them. They don't jive with his health crusade. But his newborn grandson (he was born on Christmas Eve) ain't buying it. "Breast milk is ok," said...
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Funny story:  BOY Pandas Think Pink, Turn Out To Be GIRLS

BOY Pandas Think Pink, Turn Out To Be GIRLS

"Thank Heaven for Little Girls," Maurice Chevalier sang in the background recently when it was announced at Zoo Atlanta that the panda twins born in July, once thought to be male, are female. Blimey! As reported in Oh, boy! Atlanta zoo finds ou...
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Funny story:  Mona Lisa Begs: Let Go, Lego

Mona Lisa Begs: Let Go, Lego

At a packed press conference in NYC's Grand Central Station last night, Mona Lisa (yep, the one who's the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous 1503 painting) told the world of her outrage to find out that someone had made a Lego likeness of her famo...
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Funny story:  Spider-Man Furious His Broadway Show Is Closing

Spider-Man Furious His Broadway Show Is Closing

He no longer loves New York, after learning that his show, "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark," will be closing in January (it hasn't been packing 'em in at the box office). "What I can't figure out," a perplexed Spider-Man has told friends, "is that...
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Funny story:  Santa's Workshop to Be a Public Corporation; Elves Furious

Santa's Workshop to Be a Public Corporation; Elves Furious

Everybody's doin' it. Going public, that is. It's the rage these days. So Santa Claus figured: why not? Within the next two weeks, there'll be an IPO (initial public offering) of stock in Santa's workshop. Santa's elves are furious. They...
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Funny story:  Twitter Birdies Hate Working for a Public Company

Twitter Birdies Hate Working for a Public Company

Lots of folks are ecstatic that Twitter is now a publicly traded company. But not the Twitter birdies! Word is that they were much happier when the company was a private one, filled with relaxed-looking workers in jeans and T shirts. Now, for...
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Funny story:  Moon Signs Up for Cosmetic Makeover

Moon Signs Up for Cosmetic Makeover

It happened when the moon read the following (in an article, NASA's GRAIL Mission helps Scientists Figure Out Moon's Rough and Stony Look, at the FrenchTribune.com): "Scientists have now understood the reasons behind the moon's rough and stony look.
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Funny story:  Mice Furious about Forced Participation in Hair Growth Study

Mice Furious about Forced Participation in Hair Growth Study

When Gail Farrelly, Science & Technology reporter at The Spoof.com, read a Bloomberg.com article, "Mouse Study May Target Hair Growth Method for Baldness," she knew she had found the subjects for her next in-depth profile. The first sentence...
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Funny story:  Busted! Twitter Birdies Accused of Insider Trading

Busted! Twitter Birdies Accused of Insider Trading

Three twitter birdies are accused of making a bundle by breaking the law. As Twitter plans its first public offering of stock, the three birds are accused of tweeting inside financial information to a few traders willing to pay for it. Law enfo...
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Funny story:  Irate Gorilla Evicted from Dallas Zoo: First Interview

Irate Gorilla Evicted from Dallas Zoo: First Interview

In case you keep in touch with the 23-year-old gorilla, Patrick, formerly of the Dallas Zoo, be advised that you should record a change of address. He's moving to South Carolina. Gail Farrelly, a Science & Technology reporter at TheSpoof.co...
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Funny story:  Blobfish Elated to Win "Ugliest" Competition

Blobfish Elated to Win "Ugliest" Competition

The results are in. According to an article on the BBC website, the blobfish has earned the unofficial title of "world's ugliest animal." Read the article and see a photo (but not on a full stomach) here. Others have chosen to interview Miss Ame...
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Funny story:  McDonald's to Offer a "Loaves and Fishes" Special

McDonald's to Offer a "Loaves and Fishes" Special

McDonald's executives went into action as soon they read the story (see it here) on the announcement by archaeologists that they may have found in Israel the original site of the "loaves and fishes" miracle. (You'll recall the Bible story that thous...
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Funny story:  Twitter Birdies Channel Elvis As They Twerk Instead of Tweet

Twitter Birdies Channel Elvis As They Twerk Instead of Tweet

Having problems lately with timely delivery of your tweets? You're not alone. Gail Farrelly, a science & technology reporter at TheSpoof.com, has found out that the Twitter birdies, wanting to thumb their beaks at management for labor compl...
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Funny story:  NASA's Robotic Explorer LADEE Is Not a Happy Camper

NASA's Robotic Explorer LADEE Is Not a Happy Camper

You might think he'd be over the moon about heading to the moon (read about the mission here). He's not. He likes the publicity. But he hates his name. Gail Farrelly, a Science & Technology reporter at TheSpoof.com, spoke to LADEE befor...
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