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Friday, 8 October 2004

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Y Prize is announced

The creators of the recently won Ansari X Prize have announced a new challenge for pioneering aviators.

The Newly announced Ansari Y Prize offers a reward or $15,000,000 to the first team to lose Richard Branson in deep space. The contest is expected to be highly competitive.

The X Prize was founded in 1996 by space enthusiast Peter Diamandis in the hope that it would spur a commercial space travel industry. The Y Prize, created by the same team is designed to effectively rid the world of the beardy git from England who jumps on any bandwagon he can find.

The fund has also been contributed to by Rod Eddington who will find the money by increasing the cost of in flight pretzels on his British Airways flights. Eddington is known to have a particular dislike of the ginger self publicist, since he made a ridiculous last minute bid for Concorde with no intention of ever doing the deal. http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s8i6780

Branson has recently announced a number of new companies based on recent news developments including,:

Virgin Galactic - 90 Minute trips into space for $150,000

Virgin Oil - A new brand of cheaper petrol dispensed via a string of participating newsagents with paper cups and drinking straws

Virgin Beheadings - A premium service for eradicating headaches amongst the ex pat community


The first team to announce plans are Planned Composts who announced at a press conference today that they plan to use huge rockets made from fertilizer to attempt to launch the Satanic looking goateed twat into geo-stationary orbit. The organisers of the Y prize have not yet clarified the definition of deep space but some are interpreting it as beyond the Van Allen Belt. Another team are hoping to achieve a similar result but ironically using a very large hot air balloon filled with the warm air generated by the interplay of the jetstream with the ego of Branson himself.

The Van Allen Belt lies between Earth and Mars and is believed to be the remnants of a hotel Branson tried building in the early seventies on the moon.

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