A team of McDonald's high flyers with a degree in bad taste have set sail on a voyage to examine why a huge chunk of the earth's crust is missing, deep under the Atlantic Ocean -- a phenomenon that challenges conventional ideas about how the earth works.
A McDonald's spokesman told our roving reporter who is based on the sea shore "It is always bad news when we learn of crusts that don't come up to McDonald's high standards"
The 200-strong team aims to survey an area some 3,000 to 4,000 metres deep where the mantle -- the deep interior of the earth normally covered by a crust kilometres thick -- is exposed on the sea floor.
"We have examined the area before and we think it would be a good opportunity to establish a restaurant on the edge of what could be one of the earth's true mysteries".
A new pizza in the shape of a starfish called "The Earths Crust" is being developed which is hoped will be a major attraction in years to come. It is thought the topping will be a fish based paste with slightly oily polluted edges and a red hot lava undercoating. The kids should love it.