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Friday, 18 February 2011

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Planet X Is Coming...

Houston, TX - The head of NASA telephoned President Obama this morning with some very unhappy news. Planet X is expected to slam into the Atlantic Ocean in just a handful of weeks. President Obama was seen weeping in the Oval Office, and cancelled all his meetings for the day.

Planet X is the 9th planet in the Solar System. Its existence has been suspected for more than a century. Lately, NASA has been leaking out some facts about the planet, located in the Oort Cloud that surrounds the Solar System.

"We are trying to get people used to the idea. It is coming." said an ashen faced Dr. Karl Saygun. The famed astronomer is the head honcho of NASA. He spoke briefly with the press this morning.

"It will arrive in early Spring, travelling at the speed of 35,000 miles an hour. It will hit the Atlantic Ocean, just a few miles off the East Coast of the United States." he said with a trembling voice. "A tidal wave is expected." he said melodramatically.

When reporters asked Dr. Saygun how big Planet X is, and how big the tidal wave will be, he put on his reading glasses and checked his notes.

"Our latest data shows that Planet X is exactly one-centimeter in diameter. It will create a tidal wave almost .00001 meters high." he said with a trembling voice.

The outraged reporters then wanted to know what all the fuss was about, and why NASA was wasting their time with such nonsense.

"Just think about all the little fishies swimming by, when Planet X collides. Think how upset they might be! Doesn't anyone but our president care about our little fishy friends??" he cried.

Dr. Saygun was then escorted off the stage and taken to a nearby mental institute where he was listed in serious condition.

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