March 18, 2004

Attention, Tall Humans:

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at March 18, 2004 11:51 AM

Duck.

Asteroid heads for close call with Earth

SAN DIEGO - Earth is in for its closest brush with an asteroid in recorded history Thursday, when a chunk of rock passes about 43,000 kilometres above the planet's surface.

Great Scott! Look how close we came to annihilation! And astronomers didn't notice the asteroid until Monday... that's not enough time to send Bruce Willis and a deep-core drilling team! Civilization itself could have been destroyed... oh, wait:
If there was a collision, the asteroid would likely burn up in the atmosphere, NASA said.

In other words:
Lisa: I can't believe that extra-thick layer of pollution that I've actually picketed against burned up the comet.
Bart: But what's really amazing, is that this is exactly what Dad said would happen.
Lisa: Yeah, Dad was right.
Homer: I know, kids. I'm scared too!

(Apparently, it's Reference Day here at Arcane Gazebo.)

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