As China launched a space probe on wednesday evening, the scientists behind the mission have speculated that the legendary face of the"Man in the Moon" is actually a Chinaman.
Professor Pee Pee of the Beijing University of Aeronautical Stuff said: " The nations of Asia are in competition to reach the moon. Japan last month launched it's own moon orbitor, india plans to send up a similar satellite some time next year and the reason we have suddenly jockeyed for space dominance is all centered on proving the Man in the Moon is of asian decent. This is all our ultimate goal".
China's probe, made of shoddy bits of plastic and built in a
badly ventilated sweat-shop, is a major achievement for the nation.
"For many years we have had to put up with American claims that the image on the face of the Moon is of a caucasian", grumbled Pee Pee, " Bullsh*t! If you study closely the images you can see the distinctive features of a chinese man resembling glorious supreme big boss Chairman Mao.. Go on. Take a look. See?"
After much prodding from the professor we eventually glance into the nights sky and indeed we were suprised at the incredible resemblance of the face to that of the chubby chinaman.
"All of Asia is scrambling to say the Moon looks like their fellow countrymen. India say Ghandi, which is f*cking crap. Japan says he looks like popular psychadelic TV personality Mister JimJam Wizard Fun Lad", said a now clearly agitated Prof. Pee Pee, "b*stards, the lot of them".
China say the probe will reach it's destination in a day or two and will beam images back to Earth hopefully showing what they want to see. If not they say they will just blow the sh*t out of the Moon until it actually does begin to look chinese.