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North Korea have landed on the sun . . . .

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Lisa, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Thanks to Andy and the eTeknix website for giving me this giggle this morning. From what i can tell, this is serious news . . .

    Apparently it took the 17 year old astronaut 4 hours to travel to the sun, which he did at night to avoid the deadly rays, nipped out to get some sun spot samples to take back to his supreme leader as a gift and is due back home tonight - an 18 hour round trip


    Shouldn't laugh but.... yeah :D
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  2. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    I knew the North Koreans would accomplish such big task. Hats of to the Supreme Leader. After Dennis Rodman, I'm his best buddy :)
  3. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

  4. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Isn't that from a satire site?
  5. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    That was my first question too. Everyone I've asked and everywhere I've looked seems to be convinced that it's what North Korea news is claiming. Either way, it made me giggle.
  6. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    The source for it is "Waterford Whispers News" at http://waterfordwhispersnews.com and the page title of the landing page is "Waterford Whispers News | Irish Satire News". Their site is currently down but you can see what type of stuff they produce on their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/WhispersNews.

    Your Irish neighbors are just having a laugh. ;)
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  7. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Ikarus failed, Hung Il Gong succeeded!
  8. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    And laugh I did :D
  9. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    The sad thing is that even though this is satire, I could definitely see North Korea trying to pull this off. :ROFLMAO:
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  10. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    I think that's what makes it so funny!
  11. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Still funny though, and the sort of thing you'd expect to hear coming out of that place.
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  12. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    This topic title is awesome! Would love to see the random expressions people had when seeing it.
  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member


    Hung is expected back on Earth in just a few hours time, where he will be greeted by his uncle, and supreme leader: Kim Jong-un.

    Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/news/35032...man-on-the-sun/index.html#tklTummFz0F4LKgi.99

    ... making it to the sun one thing, but making it back too ? Now that's going too far.

    I bet they'll have some photos of the Sun Astronaut getting out a ship showing his burnt running shoes.
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  14. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I like that part where he avoided the Suns radiation by flying there "at night" :rolleyes:
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  15. Volion

    Volion Active Member

    Totally possible! ;)
  16. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Is that not the way to do it? The lights are out... :LOL:
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  17. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Approach the sun on the dark side...
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  18. D.O.A.

    D.O.A. Well-Known Member

    it's propaganda, the real mission was a disaster

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