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Moo (3, Funny)

Chacham (981) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984512)

Officials from the space programme, which creates enormous national pride in China, say it has produced a number of mutated fruit and vegetables.

Could it be that Mr. Potato Head is really just an incredible tuber of a cultivated Chinese plan come to spy on US, and Canada?

Re:Moo (2, Informative)

Gospodin (547743) | more than 7 years ago | (#17986060)

Change subject to: Mao.

This reminds me of the Lysenkoist agricultural programs adopted during the Great Leap Forward: Space Potato 10x more nutritious than right-deviant potatoes, also enhances fellowship!

I, for one... (4, Funny)

advocate_one (662832) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984546)

welcome our mutant space potatoe overlords...

Re:I, for one... (1)

Anonymous Monkey (795756) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984698)

Oh, so you know what is on the inside of a DALEK?

Re:I, for one... (2, Funny)

JadeAuto (935739) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985398)

IDENTIFY!

You are an enemy of the DALEKS!
EXTERMINATE!

Re:I, for one... (4, Funny)

Orange Crush (934731) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985214)

potatoe


Mr. Quayle, is that you?

I know you were cracking a joke... (2, Funny)

Belial6 (794905) | more than 7 years ago | (#17987124)

I know you are cracking a joke, but the whole 'potatoe is not spelled with an e' is a scary example of revisionist history. The scary part is how quickly it took hold, and the entire population accepted a revision to history as fact. Before the whole Quayle incident, teachers, dictionaries and potato farmers (not all of them, but many) spelled potato with an 'e' at the end. It is scary that someone made a spelling mistake by saying that Quayle spelled the word wrong, and it was repeated by a bunch of reporters that also did not know how to spell, and withing hours history was rewritten. What Quayle did do wrong was not know that there was more than one accepted spelling. So, when he told the student that they misspelled potato, THAT was wrong.

Re:I, for one... (1)

GungaDan (195739) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985226)

Kent Brockman, or Dan Quayle? You decide. ;-)

Potatos!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17986094)

What!? I thought they were supposed to be mutating tomatoes?
Dammit! Where am I supposed to get killer tomatoes now?

Wha...? (5, Funny)

Bwana Geek (1033040) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984552)

Heh, when I first read the summary, I thought they were saying that the seeds they sent into space were plummeting to Earth and hitting the streets. Then I realized that makes little to no sense and I need a coffee.

Re:Wha...? (1)

advocate_one (662832) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984606)

the question is... are the potatoe seeds large enough to survive re-entry? They're light, but is their density low enough so that they decelerate without burning up?

Re:Wha...? (1)

Mr. Underbridge (666784) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985218)

the question is... are the potatoe seeds large enough to survive re-entry? They're light, but is their density low enough so that they decelerate without burning up?

My guess is it depends how high they started. If they were in orbit, they'd have such a huge speed that they would definitely burn up. If they were dropped from a vehicle that was on the border of what we consider space, I might buy that their speed never gets high enough to burn them up before they decelerate to their terminal velocity at 1 atm.

Re:Wha...? (4, Funny)

Sneakernets (1026296) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984608)

Cue the Quayle jokes in 3...2...1...

Re:Wha...? (1)

Bwana Geek (1033040) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984926)

Pshaw. I can spell potato, you know...

Re:Wha...? (1)

AutopsyReport (856852) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984618)

I thought they were saying that the seeds they sent into space were plummeting to Earth and hitting the streets. Then I realized that makes little to no sense

Let me correct that for you: it made no sense :)

Re:Wha...? (1)

Bwana Geek (1033040) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984830)

Well, if I've learned anything from reading Marvel comic books, it's that there are all kinds of stuff that can happen when you go to space. Maybe they survived re-entry and taste better because they've been imbued WITH THE POWER COSMIC! Or not.

With god as my witness .... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17984950)

... I thought sweet potatoes could fly ...

Re:Wha...? (1)

Romwell (873455) | more than 7 years ago | (#17990384)

Great ! So I'm not the only one ! Please mod parent up for being like me =)

Good thing I read the Article! (3, Funny)

Sneakernets (1026296) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984558)

Otherwise, I'd think that potatoes were literally hitting the streets. Valentines day or not, carpet potato bombing is not recommended!

Re:Good thing I read the Article! (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984828)

Well, personally I'd prefer it to the conventional kind. Still lethal, but if you survive it, you can maybe at least make something sensible out of the garbage that's been dropped onto you.

Re:Good thing I read the Article! (1)

MattPat (852615) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985748)

St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Part 2, starring Spudsy Malone! :)

Re:Good thing I read the Article! (1)

cthulhu11 (842924) | more than 7 years ago | (#17994054)

Eat Hooterville rutabagas!

Say it with potatos (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17984566)

And here I was buying the gf jewelry like a sucker, when I could have been getting her tubers.

Re:Say it with potatos (1)

Nasarius (593729) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984856)

Pfft. Everyone knows that girls want RAM [penny-arcade.com] .

Re:Say it with potatos (5, Funny)

adam.dorsey (957024) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984938)

And here I was buying the gf jewelry like a sucker, when I could have been getting her tubers.

Isn't the goal of giving jewelry now to give her the tuber later?

Re:Say it with potatos (1)

Mister Whirly (964219) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985876)

Yep, that is DeBeers new slogan-
"DIAMONDS - she'll pretty much have to"

Re:Say it with potatos (1)

blake3737 (839993) | more than 7 years ago | (#17986936)

I could have been getting her tubers. 2 different responses to this one: England: Wink Wink, Nudge nudge, so no more. Rhode Island USA: GIGGITY GIGGITY GOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Moo (5, Funny)

Chacham (981) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984572)

Space Potato Hits the Streets

In other news, everyone in China ate mashed potatoes for dinner.

Wither the English language (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17984764)

sweet potato seeds sent to space as a part of China's Shenzhou VI mission are hitting the streets

Am I the only one that immediately formed a mental image of millions of tiny parachutes falling from the sky, each with a single seed attached?

Re:Moo (1)

ebingo (533762) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985208)

smashed would be more adequate

Re:Moo (1)

gfreeman (456642) | more than 7 years ago | (#17999406)

And they all washed it down with Tang.

When asked for his opinion, Mr Tang had no comment.

Weak, you guys... so weak. (0, Redundant)

ResidntGeek (772730) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984580)

When I read the summary, I thought the seeds had been sent into orbit alone and there were now sweet potato seeds falling from the skies onto the streets... then I realized what's actually happening. Letdown of the century.

Re:Weak, you guys... so weak. (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984878)

Letdown of the century.

Personally, I considered this [slashdot.org] a bigger letdown. And here I was, hoping for some funny mushroom clouds rising in east and west, the end of humanity, a sigh of relief for this planet... and then... just garbage dropping from above.

Talk about letdown!

Tried one and it's not very satisfying (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17984620)

An hour later and I was hungry for starch again.

Re:Tried one and it's not very satisfying (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17985132)

>>An hour later and I was hungry for starch again.

Maybe go west [wikipedia.org] , Anonymous Coward.

ooh (1)

TinBromide (921574) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984624)

Space potato! I will plant these on my 4 acres that i bought on the moon!

seeds? (1)

fredrated (639554) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984646)

"that sweet potato seeds sent to space as a part of China's Shenzhou VI mission are hitting the streets"

I have never eaten sweet potato seeds, has anyone? Not to nitpick, but is thinking before writing optional now? Or has it always been optional?

Re:seeds? (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984930)

As far as I know, it's never even been an option.

Re:seeds? (1)

necrogram (675897) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985746)

You mustnew here.... Welcome to slashdot!

my first though: why didn't the burn up on reentry (1)

jimstapleton (999106) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984650)

then I realized: they sent them up in a shuttle and down in a shuttle, and didn't actully release them into space to fall down to the earth on china during valentines day...

Re:my first though: why didn't the burn up on reen (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17989284)

Actually... they were sent up and came back in a capsule. Only us mighty capitalistic Americans use a shuttle to traverse space!

Twinkies (3, Funny)

bostons1337 (1025584) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984656)

They sent twinkies into space too and they came down with a higher nutrional value as well as better taste

Re:Twinkies (1)

smaddox (928261) | more than 7 years ago | (#17987702)

Wait, wait, wait.. Twinkies with a higher nutritional value? If there's one thing I learned from Family Guy, it's that twinkies are pure nutrition.
.
.
.
Steve Perry

Re:Twinkies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17988024)

Yeah, but let's face it - sending twinkies through a cat gives them higher nutritional value and better taste

Re:Twinkies (1)

NeuroManson (214835) | more than 7 years ago | (#17989328)

I for one welcome our irradiated mutant Twinkie overlords. All hail Twinkie the Kid! May he balance his merciless crueltry with cruel mercy!

radiation (5, Insightful)

ch-chuck (9622) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984662)

So, Genetically Modified for taste, color, growth characteristics (immunity of insects instead of having to use pesticides, large yeild, etc) is BAD.

Randomly irradiated by extraterrestrial radiation: GOOD.

Actually it's probably a way for the average Chinese to participate in national pride - kinds of like kids in the 60's US drinking Tang and eating those small cubes of freeze dried ice cream.

Re:radiation (4, Insightful)

truthsearch (249536) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985032)

Randomly irradiated by extraterrestrial radiation: GOOD.

It's natural, so it must be good for you.

Re:radiation (1)

Inverted Intellect (950622) | more than 7 years ago | (#17988546)

Actually, yes it is. If anything, the potatos are likely to have fewer germs (though I'm not aware of such factors posing a problem when it comes to tubers). Food exposed to radiation isn't dangerous unless it actually contains radioactive materials.

It's much like the difference between touching something that's scalding hot, and something that once was. Ever been afraid of metal surfaces? They were all once molten hot.

Re:radiation (1)

Greg.Rodden (853800) | more than 7 years ago | (#17993842)

Who modded that? it was a joke.

Re:radiation (1)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985078)

Dude I do that kind of stuff not out of patriotism, but because it requires the least amount of movement. Dump orange stuff in water stir=tang, for the ice cream, you don't even have to get out of your chair to go to the freezer. Now THAT is the American way! *play patriotic sounds in the background*

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1)

bill_mcgonigle (4333) | more than 7 years ago | (#17988194)

Randomly irradiated by extraterrestrial radiation: GOOD.

It's all fun and games until a Giant Sweet Potato demolishes Tokyo, errrr.... Beijing.

Some valentine (2, Funny)

ciaohound (118419) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984666)

I can just imagine cracking a tooth on the ceramic tiles these seeds must use for reentry.

Re:Some valentine (2, Funny)

Sneakernets (1026296) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984756)

Hot potato!

Re:Some valentine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17984932)

They are wraped inside an alumium foil with some garlic butter.

So when they enter earth atmosphere, they are heated to the perfect temperature.
Then they can be served and eated when they it the street.

Re:Some valentine (1)

Mayhem178 (920970) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985252)

I can just imagine cracking a tooth on the ceramic tiles these seeds must use for reentry.

Which is why you should try American-brand Space Potatoes, instead. The ceramic tiles do the cracking, not your teeth.

Re:Some valentine (1)

physicsphairy (720718) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985478)

"some valentine"

Indeed:

Here's a helpful hint for this Valentine's Day: Give your significant other potatoes instead of roses.

Think about roses - they only last about a week, maybe two weeks max if you leave them in water. Their only purpose is to be pretty, so that's like saying "My love for you is fleeting, and based solely on your appearance". Roses twist in the wind, which implies fickleness. Roses also have thorns, and you probably do not want your significant other associating you with "pain" any more than he/she already does.

Now think about potatoes - they last for much much longer, and not only will they not rot, they will actually sprout and grow, even without any attention. That part alone makes it a good symbol, but there's more! Potatoes are actually useful. There are many ways to enjoy potatoes:

        * you can peel them
        * you can boil them, bake them, fry them, and mash them
        * you can julienne them
        * you can make chips from them
        * you can plant them and grow more
        * you can let them grow in a cup of water in your windowsill
        * you can use them to copy simple graphics
        * you can play games with them (okay, just two games, "mr potato head" and "toss")
        * you can even make a battery with them!

That's like saying "I have many ways in which I show my love for you". You just can't do any of those things with roses (except for perhaps tossing them). Potatoes are roots, which reminds your significant other of the deep-rooted-ness of your love. And although potatoes may be ugly, they're still wonderful, so that's like telling your significant other "It doesn't matter at all what you look like, I'll still love you".

(found that <a href="http://hatlessinhattiesburg.blogspot.com/200 6/02/practical-valentine.html">here</a>)

Re:Some valentine (1)

carpltunl (604615) | more than 7 years ago | (#17986572)

You can bake them and use them for hand warmers.

But (-1, Redundant)

Fist! Of! Death! (1038822) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984714)

If the seeds have not been exposed to the UNFILTERED COSMIC RAYS OF THE SUN how on earth will they impart super-hero like Valentine powers to those who eat them? Do you need to bake the end product in regular foil or must one purchase a space blanket for this purpose instead?

Space Hemp (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17984740)

Sweet potatoes from space?? Sounds like the works of somebody who's on the pot, so where's the space hemp?!?!

(Then we can make tube steak floats with space ice cream when we get the stellar munchies)

Journalism 101: avoiding ambiguity (0)

mi (197448) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984824)

Today's subject, class, is avoiding ambiguity. Unless you want to be funny with intentionally ambiguous expressions (especially in the titles), be sure to make them as explicit as possible. Avoid lesser-known slang expressions, which can be misunderstood.

For example, instead of "hitting the street", use "goes on sale".

Re:Journalism 101: avoiding ambiguity (1)

fuego451 (958976) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985126)

But "goes on sale" is so bland. "Hitting the street" adds literary color and action and, being a well used expression, shouldn't be ambiguous to many and provides an opportunity to learn something new for others.

Re:Journalism 101: avoiding ambiguity (1)

dank zappingly (975064) | more than 7 years ago | (#17992010)

Yeah seriously, I can't believe people are complaining about "hitting the streets" it's like they actually thought the potatoes are physically punching the street. Maybe there should be separate headlines for non-native speakers.

wow (2, Funny)

nomadic (141991) | more than 7 years ago | (#17984976)

A chance to use a Futurama quote that I never would think would come up on slashdot...

"I thought you were some outer space potato man."

The Obvious Benefits... (4, Funny)

eno2001 (527078) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985054)

...are being overlooked by the naysayers. For those of you in the alternative foods community, it's quickly apparent as to how these space seeds will be superior to the earth bound ones on many levels.

1. Space is this really mysterious and amazing place that only a very small segment of the population have been to. Because of that, space has naturally mystical properties which are imparted to any object that leaves or comes into the earth's atmosphere.

2. Cosmic rays. Yeah, we get hit with cosmic rays on a daily basis, but not as much as you would in space. That simple fact alone means that anything that goes into space got more cosmic radiation induced and is therefore more spacey. The main reason we don't have that much of a bombardment of cosmic rays on earth is so that the bears don't get mutated into giant killing machines that go on a rampage throughout our city streets. I'm trying to work on a solution to this though because I'm bored.

3. Dark matter. You know when you look up at the sky at night and you see all that blackness between the various objects in the sky? That's dark matter. I think. At least that's what someone told me on the bus the other day. So when the seeds go up into space, they wind up going through vast clouds of dark matter which increases their dark matter content. I've heard that this can help aid digestion. So again another plus for space poptatoes!!

4. Space is a vacuum. While a lot of people are aware of this fact, what they tend to forget is that vacuums suck everything around them up. That means that space has a high concentration of matter in it and all that matter is bound to contain a lot of healthy nutrients in it for space potatoes to grow in. So when the chinese grew their space potatoes in the vacuum of space, they grew ultra-fast. Not only that, but there's also a lot of solar radiation in space which means that stuff grows at like one hundred times the rate in space as it would on good old earth.

5. The ancients knew of the secrets of space and used their hidden spaceships (the pyramids and the sphinx) to travel into space for high quality food cultivation. This is why people lived longer back then. People used to live to be like 900 years old and stuff. If you want more authoritative information on the subject, go rent the movie Zardoz. It tells you all you need to know about the ancients.

So I'd say buy these space potato seeds because they will improve your health, make you look better, allow you to "score", increase your intelligence and memory, and turn all fabrics in your house into rich Corinthian leather. There's going to be a run on the seeds anyway as soon as word gets out. At the very least, even if it doesn't work out, you'll be able to sell the seeds for an amazing return as they are guaranteed to become even more valuable than gold bullion.

Re:The Obvious Benefits... (1)

amRadioHed (463061) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985780)

That was brilliant! Anyone have any space ketchup to put on the space fries?

Re:The Obvious Benefits... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17985988)

that's boullion you jackass. thanks for the pseudoscience lesson. if the bush administration has their way all americans will be as undecuated as you are.

Re:The Obvious Benefits... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17986112)

> Space is this really mysterious and amazing place

Sweet potatoes will not protect you from the terrible secret of space! Please go stand by the stairs.

Re:The Obvious Benefits... (1)

pushing-robot (1037830) | more than 7 years ago | (#17988100)

Andre Bormanis, is that you?

Re:The Obvious Benefits... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17988910)

So when the seeds go up into space, they wind up going through vast clouds of dark matter which increases their dark matter content. I've heard that this can help aid digestion.
Is it dark matter in your rectum or you are so happy to see me?

Re:The Obvious Benefits... (1)

mstahl (701501) | more than 7 years ago | (#17989146)

You actually invoked Zardoz in a slashdot comment. My hat's off to you.

LADA on ISS (2, Interesting)

mulhollandj (807571) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985066)

The LADA program has grown many things including cabbage, peas, radishes, etc. http://www.sdl.usu.edu/programs/lada/ [usu.edu]

Misleading Title (4, Funny)

kitsunewarlock (971818) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985110)

Space Potato Hits Streets
There were no survivors.

Re:Misleading Title (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17985626)

Aww. Poor streets.

Lame (1)

Orange Crush (934731) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985292)

They're just growing them from seeds that have already been brought down to Earth gently. If they really wanted to go the cool novelty route, they should have sent the whole potatoes through re-entry with a delicious mashmellowy ablative coating that would cook them on the way down. I'd buy that!

I can hardly wait for the spam (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17985412)

"I don't care why your potato is so small...but she does."

Obligatory (3, Funny)

bbockholt (543469) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985482)

In communist China potato mashes you!

Where are the mods? (1)

alienmole (15522) | more than 7 years ago | (#17988040)

Congratulations! That's the first truly funny variation on the "In communist..." joke that I've seen for years...

Space tomato seeds - NASA (4, Informative)

kbrosnan (880121) | more than 7 years ago | (#17985594)

NASA has been sending seeds to space for a long time. In 1989 I, and all my classmates, received packages of tomato seeds as part of LDEF Experiment P0004-01 [nasa.gov] . A little bit of Googleing turned up Park Seed SEEDS project [parkseed.com] which nicely describes the project. Most of my classmates killed their plants. I planted mine in the family garden and bore fruit. That was quite tasty. As I recall there was some legalese that said don't eat the fruit that the plants bear lest you turn into a tomato based superhero.

The Long Duration Exposure Facility project [nasa.gov] main page.

Dirty love triangle jokes? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17985740)

There's got to be a joke in there somewhere about NASA love triangles and the taste of seeds...

Probably does taste better. (2, Interesting)

jbeaupre (752124) | more than 7 years ago | (#17986018)

If you are going to go through the trouble of sending seeds into space, you're also likely to do two things: choose a good varietal and take extra care when raising the plants. So I'd be surprised if these weren't tastier and more nutritious compared to the average tuber stock grown in the average field.

Selection (1)

Sloppy (14984) | more than 7 years ago | (#17987714)

Wait a minute... you mean being an astronaut doesn't cure nearsightedness?!

Fantastic (2, Funny)

OldManAndTheC++ (723450) | more than 7 years ago | (#17986142)

Chinese space officials claim that after being exposed to cosmic radiation in space, the potatoes display unusual, even bizarre characteristics. "Some are as hard as a rock, while others are transparent. We've seen a few that can stretch to unbelievable lengths, and at least one that seems to undergo spontaneous combustion."

Asked if the resulting tubers were good to eat, they replied, "Oh yes! They make fantastic fries!"

Re:Fantastic (1)

NeuroManson (214835) | more than 7 years ago | (#17989186)

And Fantastic Flour!

Space Potatos? (1)

WhatDoIKnow (962719) | more than 7 years ago | (#17986860)

No doubt they are on their way to a secret rendezvous with mooninites in Boston.

:wq

Space weapon (1)

vimh42 (981236) | more than 7 years ago | (#17987036)

My first thought when reading the headline was a giant satellite spud gun.

I see the marketing for it now (1)

del_ctrl_alt (602455) | more than 7 years ago | (#17987244)

It's Spudnic

Quarter Ton of Seeds to Space (1)

RobertB-DC (622190) | more than 7 years ago | (#17987332)

I actually submitted this story (via journal entry [slashdot.org] ) back in September, but it didn't make it -- it happened at the same time as Atlantis was docking with the ISS, so I guess the editors didn't have more space for more space. When the craft was launched, Chinese officials were cited [spaceflightnow.com] as saying that "seeds exposed to space radiation and microgravity contain more vitamins and other crucial minerals.".

Wow. I guess science class in China consists of repeated viewings of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes [killertomatoes.com] , or perhaps the Chinese scientists are simply polishing up their Ig Nobel [improb.com] acceptance speeches.

Re:Quarter Ton of Seeds to Space (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17988164)

Hey if it weens some of the population off of ground rhinoceros horn and dried tiger penis, it can't be all bad.

How about some space tomatoes? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17987754)

Why is this a big deal?

I remember way back in 1991 my second grade class was part of a NASA experiment involving tomato seeds that had stored on a satellite for about a year. The seeds were given to my class for us to grow. We worked with a local greenhouse and each student grew their own batch of space tomatoes side by side with a batch of regular earth tomatoes. We compared the normal to the space tomatoes, took some measurements and reported the results to NASA. At the end we got to eat the resulting fruit from the space plants. You couldn't even tell the space tomatoes from normal tomatoes. (No super powers or anything.)

I don't really see the point of being so proud of doing something NASA and a bunch of second graders did 16 years ago. (And I doubt we were the first to eat food from seeds sent to space, so NASA probably did the first space seed experiments long before we did.)

Potatoes? I'd have thought... (1)

JDoorjam (988086) | more than 7 years ago | (#17987818)

.... that they'd be more interested in the nutritional value and delectable flavor of all those dogs that Russia sent into space.

Old hat... (1)

advocate_one (662832) | more than 7 years ago | (#17987884)

Moon Trees [bbc.co.uk] anyone???

When there's no more room in hell... (1)

yesthatmcgurk (1011297) | more than 7 years ago | (#17988216)

...The dead will walk the earth. Dude, stuff coming back from space is bad. I definitely don't want to eat no zombie sweet potatoes.

Of course... (1)

Chysn (898420) | more than 7 years ago | (#17988320)

How else are they going to power their space-age clocks?

HAHAHAHA! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17988388)

dude, "hit the streets" means "go on to the market". well I agree this is a purposedly-amusing news that "succeeded" to entertain anyone. but having an alternative v-day gift idea is not too bad tho - (v)

Bah. (1)

NeuroManson (214835) | more than 7 years ago | (#17989302)

The pod people did this years ago with Invasion of the Body Snatchers. And quite well too- SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

That's the best they can do? (2, Funny)

writerjosh (862522) | more than 7 years ago | (#17989572)

When are they going to make broccoli and Brussel sprouts taste better? I say take those seeds up to space and leave 'em.

Shades of Space Quest III... (1)

SIGBUS (8236) | more than 7 years ago | (#17989946)

"Would you like some Space Spuds with that?"
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