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Thursday, 12 June 2008

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Houston TX-- NASA scientists were astonished today by a new discovery from the Phoenix Mars Lander. The little spacecraft landed at the martian north pole ten days ago. Yesterday, the lander placed a small sample of martian soil in a heated oven for a spectral analysis. The soil was baked and turned into gingerbread cake!

Head NASA scientist Zany Hogwash was apoplectic when he spoke to TheSpoof.com exclusively for an interview.

"We all thought it was a joke at first. We ran the experiment again and came up with the exact same results; another frickin' gingerbread cake! The Phoenix Lander has changed everything we know about Mars, evolution, theology and baking. Mars is made out of frozen cake batter--just too bizarre!" said the excited Dr. Hogwash

Further spectral analysis of the sample shows cinnamon is a main ingredient of martian soil. The Red Planet gets its colour from cinnamon, not from iron oxide.

"We can send colonists to Mars very soon, sometime in the next decade." said Dr. Hogwash. All they have to bring is a lot of icing. Mars must be a great place to live, can you imagine how nice it smells!"

NASA also reevaluated previous data from probes sent to Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon. It looks like Jupiter is made from ice cream and Saturn is made from cotton candy. The moon is made from green Swiss cheese.

"What a wonderful universe we live in. No one was expecting this. Can't wait to see what happens next!" said the cheerful Dr. Hogwash.

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