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Universal Credit to be exported to Mars

Ian Duncan Smith has unveiled plans to make the benefits system truly ‘universal’ by exporting it to Mars. The Department of Work and Pensions has been in secret talks with Imperial College London and NASA to launch a spacecraft, to be called the Debacle, next summer

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Posted: Dec 11th, 2013
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Rover Curiosity finds man’s dentures on Mars

NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity has made an extraordinary discovery when sifting through a bucket of dust it had scooped up for analysis. After a three-dimensional image was beamed back to Earth, the find was immediately recognised as an upper denture set. A comparison with a database of dental records soon traced this to the late Albert Postlethwaite, a resident of Sheffield in the 1930s.

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Posted: Nov 19th, 2012
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‘Out of control’ Mars Rover building sandcastles

really, really, really wants a donkey rideNasa scientists admit they’ve lost control over Curiosity since the Rover started to use its $50million robotic arm to skim pebbles across an ancient Martian sea.

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Posted: Oct 1st, 2012
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First Martian discovered sues Curiosity driver for whiplash

The first ever life form to be discovered on Mars has filed a personal injury claim against the driver of the Curiosity rover vehicle.

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Posted: Aug 23rd, 2012
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Mars landing: not enough strings and pulleys says W Heath Robinson

‘The only piece of knotted string in evidence was the mission controller’s shoe lace. And where were the oversized ornate polished wood and brass levers?’ asked Mr Heath Robinson, who was the consultant on the failed Beagle 2 Mars Explorer in 2003.

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Posted: Aug 9th, 2012
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