Facebook Geek Saves World From Disaster

Funny story written by The Medium Cheese

Friday, 24 September 2010

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Armageddon 13

Silicon Valley USA: Facebook went off line for 20 minutes last night, causing the asteroid Armageddon13 to change course for earth.

Military scientists have known Armageddon 13 to pose a serious threat to earth for 17 years. Facebook was conceived as a method of making billions of computer users around the world all use networks at the same time, creating an electromagnetic induction shield that is strong enough to repel Armageddon 13, which is mainly composed of iron.

In the last 5 years the shield had held the killer asteroid over 100,000km away from earth.

Last night, a 5 amp fuse blew in one of facebook's DNS servers causing a chain reaction that meant the whole facebook site was down around the world. As billions of users gave up on the service, the shield collapsed, causing Armageddon 13 to thunder towards the planet with potentially catastrophic results.

Martial Law was declared in cities around the world as millions of bewildered facebook users wandered onto the streets in a zombie-like state.

Facebook's youngest apprentice technician Dick C Schweinwester IV Jr is to receive an award for spotting the problem and changing the fuse. Within seconds the service was back up and running, the asteroid was forced to retreat, and order was restored in cities around the world.

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

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