Following a slight earth tremor in the Himalayas ( May 2007 ) Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world dropped 16 centimetres in height.
It has taken scientist three months to get a precise reading. Further tests show the mountain has continued to decrease in height by 6 centimetres every twenty hours.
"This is most unexpected and quite worrying" said Professor Van Preggue a Volcanologists who has been studying earth formations and similar phenomena all his life.
"This could be the beginning of a major earth upheaval, if the rate of height loss continues we could expect to see earth disruptions on a cataclysmic scale, it looks like the Himalayas are waking up, the mountains in Tibet today could become the volcanoes of tomorrow".
A team of experts have been drilling into the sides of Everest, some at the base and others 2000 meters up. The holes being drilled will reach deep into the heart of Everest. At an undisclosed time six small atomic bombs will be detonated in an effort to release pressure and thereby avert a catastrophe.
Van Preggue went on to say "We have just one opportunity to stop the worlds tallest mountain from becoming the worlds most threatening natural disaster, the last time this type of thing happened would have been in the last ice age. If Everest were to subside and develop into a volcano it will almost certainly wipe out half the entire worlds population".
George Bush, the American President has asked to be kept up to date with events. It is thought he may send in the troops, surround Everest and put all his men on high alert, so, nothing to worry about there then !!