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Comment Ovens? (Score 0) 69

A few years ago my town started making people dispose of their old microwave ovens at a special "transfer" location at the town dump, rather than just letting us bury them in our backyard like they used to. I've always wondered what they did with all those microwave ovens. Now I know.

Comment This comment approved by 4 out of 5 squirrels (Score 1, Funny) 97

There are six key questions NASA hopes to answer during Messenger's year-long orbit of Mercury: why is Mercury so dense;


what is the planet's geological history;


what is the nature of Mercury's magnetic field;

Alien warp engines.

what is the structure of Mercury's core;

Alien space station.

what are the unusual materials (ice?) at Mercury's poles;

Alien ice.

and what volatiles are important at Mercury?

Aliens farting.

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