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Thursday, 20 September 2007

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Puny Pluto Punishes Peru

Lima Beana, Peru (IP) - Astronomy professor and noxious meteorite scientist specialist, Dr. Povenmire Finootch has been warning the Earth for months that the planet Pluto posed a terroristic threat to Earthlings. The planet had become extremely angry and despondent over the International Astronomical Union's decision to demote the planet from planetary status down to mere icy Oort cloud debris.

Pluto was mad as hell and was not going to take it anymore! This week the ex-planet took matters into its own hands and left its position in orbit just outside of Neptune's vicinity. With a great swiftness, not seen among planets and other heavenly bodies on a daily basis, the planet plunged Eartward from the cold and dark outer edge of the known solar system and made a violent landing in the South American town of Peru.

The irony of the whole thing was how small Pluto really is. International Astronomical Union scientists were right all of the time ! Pluto only managed to create a 100 foot wide crater. The entire incident has left astronomers who decided to demote the tiny planetoid feeling smug and self assured. Now, more than ever, are they totally conscious of their virtue and self importance. It was they who had discovered Pluto's long planetary charade, pretending to be a planet all of this time.

Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 and he was a believer in the Martian canal theory too. Its a good thing he is not around anymore to see what has become of his great discovery.

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