SYDNEY, OZ: As his fellow scientists hollered: "Show us your freckle, luv", obliging Oz astronomer Freddie 'Feckin' Feckless lowered his drawers and revealed his puckered freckle to the world.
Freddie, who has spent a life-time searching the skies discovering newly formed planets, exploding galaxies, imploding stars, giant holes of dark matter and other astronomotrivia was recently lauded for his zeroing in on a newly-formed Moon crater.
"Dark pitted and puckered. Surrounded by hairy-extrusions of matter - incredible", said World Planet magazine
"Another great leap by man in an astounding extra-terrestrial discovery. Freddie's Crater, is aptly named for its persistent discoverer" touted the editor of "Galaxies Or Us"
As accolades flooded in and Freddie basked in the limelight - it simply seemed too good to be true.
It is now understood that CCTV cameras at the observatory where Freddie was located have revealed that the bored, gnarly old dude had merely dropped his pants and exposed his puckered freckle before magnified telescopes. Pictures of his freckle were quickly picked up and uploaded to computers world-wide resulting in the Mistaken Moon-crater Muddle
Freddie's wife Penumbra Feckless called major media outlets and for an undisclosed large sum of money confirmed that it was indeed Freddie's Freckle.
"I'd recognize that crack anywhere", she told enthusiastic reporters. "I've spent more than half my life seeing it blinking back at me - morning, noon and night. I could identify its contours blindfolded".