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Russian Meteor Actually a Vintage VW Bus

Russian Meteor Actually a Vintage VW Bus

In an experiment that went horribly awry, a piece of space junk fell out of the sky this week and was mistakenly identified as a meteor. It was confirmed that the object that streaked across a part of Russia, causing over 1,000 injuries, mostly from shattered glass, was in fact a vintage VW Bus traveling at approximately 40,000 mph. The fireballs falling from the object were anything from ball bearings to side mirrors as the vehicle hurtled toward earth.

Officials from NASA admitted that the VW Bus was part of an experiment known as “Catapult Orbit” wherein ordinary objects from earth were transported to the International Space Station and periodically launched into space to see if, and more importantly how long, they could remain in orbit around the earth.

“The VW bus got away from us somehow,” claims Capt. Jim Reed, commander in charge of the Catapult Orbit program.

“We began launching small objects in 2007, and have been increasing them in size right up to the time we launched the VW Bus,” said Reed. “We had such huge success with various kitchen appliances, that we were certain a large vehicle would not become a problem.”

Reed claims there is an Amana refrigerator, Kenmore washer and dryer stackable unit, and a 1960s curio cabinet orbiting earth at this very moment, among other things. He claims that there is a bowling ball in orbit that has occasionally been mistaken for a tiny speck on Jupiter’s surface when viewed through a high-powered telescope.

“Let us assure you,” he said. “None of the aforementioned items are at risk of falling to earth.”

Capt. Reed did say, however, that because of this latest embarrassment, not to mention actual injuries due to the VW Bus crashing through earth’s atmosphere, plans to catapult a double-wide Fleetwood trailer into orbit will be put on hold.

“If a VW Bus can do this much damage, image the trash a trailer might produce if it accidently veered off orbit,” he said.

In a related statement, makers of VW vehicles claim the artificial meteor proves once and for all the concept of Fahrvergnügen, which, loosely translated means ‘bump on the noggin from far away.’


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7 Responses to “Russian Meteor Actually a Vintage VW Bus”

  1. jeff boldt says:

    and i think a gang of pesky kids and their dog were spotted solving crimes immediately afterwards. 🙂

  2. Mike Kelly says:

    LOL, good one Jeff, good one. I'll explain it to P later.

  3. Talk Shatsky says:

    This may explain the vintage Veg-O-Matic found in my backyard a few years ago….

  4. Talk Shatsky says:

    This may explain the vintage Veg-O-Matic found in m back yard a few years ago…

  5. P. Beckert says:

    What? What did I miss?

  6. jeff boldt says:

    scooby doo reference. very funny article p.

  7. P. Beckert says:

    rooby doo? rut roh. ha ha


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