Written by victor nicholas
Print this
Topics: Haiti

Friday, 15 January 2010

image for Death Count in Haiti Uncertain
Taking Calculators as Donations

Port-au-Prince - Devastation from the recent earthquake in Haiti is still being assessed. Due to the high degree of illiteracy and overall poor math skills in the country the death count may be in the hundreds or as much as half a million, no one is certain. With annual GDP in Haiti less than 359 dollars a year anything over a hundred is considered a lot.

Newspaper writers have asked President Rene Preval to provide a list of casualties countless times with no success. Remaining officials from the Bureau of Statistics first started the gruesome task and then lost track once numbers got into triple digits. Police officials, distracted by the collapse of the local prison attempted a body count as well and got stuck at seventeen after counting sixteen twice. Dazed survivors of the failed math exercise wandered past dead bodies in the rubble-strewn streets of Port-au-Prince Wednesday, crying out for the answer to what comes after thirty-seven.

The streets are littered with countless efforts to assess the death toll written on mountains of scrap paper with numbers scratched out, a scene of unimaginable chaos.

The lack people with skill with numbers is appalling, mathematicians are being airlifted in to help out.

Make victor nicholas's day - give this story five thumbs-up (there's no need to register, the thumbs are just down there!)

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

Do you dream of being a comedy news writer? Click here to be a writer!

More by this writer

View Story
View Story
View Story
View Story
View Story
View Story

Stop - Warning

The story you are trying to access may cause offense, may be in poor taste, or may contain subject matter of a graphic nature.

This story was written as a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

To confirm you have acknowledged this warning, and wish to continue to read the article, please click the following link.

Otherwise, please click here to go back to the home page.


Mailing List

Get Spoof News in your email inbox!


What's 3 multiplied by 2?

4 8 25 6
48 readers are online right now!

Go to top

We use cookies to give you the best experience, this includes cookies from third party websites and advertisers.

Continue ? Find out more