Following the recent events in Chile that has shown the world the miracle of the rescue of 33 miners who were buried 2,000 feet below the Atacama desert in a Copper mine, the Chilean president, Sebastian Pinera has given thanks to everyone who enabled the mission to take place.
He told In Seine News of his delight at seeing all 33 miners being brought to the surface in less than 24 hours. The president said; "I am coming to the United Kingdom next week and I shall be there Monday visiting the designers of the escape module. Many people will not realise that it was created by one man and his dog. This man, Barnes Wallace, invents all kinds of things in his garden shed, but his dog, his faithful companion known as Gromit is thought to be the brains behind the inventions and is certainly the test pilot. The ideas may seem a bit wacky but if they work then they are not so bad!"
The creation, which consisted of metal tubing, chewing gum and Duck Tape which is called a 'Mine-o-Matic', took only five days to complete and a further five days to ship over to Chile. After completing the mission, the 'Mine-o-Matic' (renamed Phoenix 2) will now go on a world tour which covers all seven continents.
President Pinera continued: "I have already written to the Pope and have asked him to make Gromit a Saint because of his outstanding achievements. I believe that to be a Saint you have to cause a miracle to happen and I know that because it was beamed right around the world, there are at least 1 billion witnesses to this act. He might well enter the Guinness Book of World Records as the first non-human or the first lump of plasticine to be made a Saint. Of course, he will have to endure a series of tests to see if he meets the criteria set by the Vatican. This could take thousands of dog years! Nice doggy!"