NASA Sued by Bachelor Rat on Mars

Funny story written by Gail Farrelly

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

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Getting ready for a trip to Mars.

As soon as the news surfaced that a rat (of the rodent, not human, variety) had been photographed on Mars, Science and Technology reporter Gail Farrelly at The knew she had to be the first to interview him. "Thank goodness for Skype," Farrelly told her friends.

It turned out that Roger the Rat has a lot of gripes. He complained to Farrelly that it was ridiculous for the Mars rover Curiosity to be getting credit for his photo. "All that hooey over nothing," Roger complained, continuing, "it was actually the Mars rover that brought me from earth and dumped me on Mars." Moreover, he claimed that he was brought to Mars under false pretenses.

He thought he was signing onto a Noah's Ark type thing, where a nice mate would be provided for him. Roger explained, "You see, I'm a bachelor, and I was hoping this was my chance to meet Ms. Right Rat. No such luck. I was the only rat on the rover and was unceremoniously dumped, after extensive medical testing to assess my reaction to space travel, upon arrival on Mars.

Roger blames NASA for the deceit, saying, "Those guys knew exactly what they were doing when they tricked me into the trip. They used me. I was denied my rights and I'm filing a lawsuit."

Famous civil rights attorney Gloria Allred has agreed to take Roger's case. "They done him wrong," she said, continuing, "and now they're gonna pay."

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

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