Thursday, February 4

arab world makes technological leap forward

(CNN) -- Iran says it has launched a rocket carrying a rat, two turtles and some worms into orbit, claiming it as a successful advance in a space program.

The official Islamic Republic News Agency said the "home-built" rocket was launched to commemorate this month's anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that overthrew Iran's monarchy.

Iran, which is trying to contain a political crisis after violent protests erupted following the disputed re-election of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is expected to mount a series of high profile events to mark the anniversary.


  1. Albert? Amadinnerjacket doesn't believe in the Holocaust. He probably thinks he's six foot three. It would be good if folk in the middle east could find a way killing each other without it bothering me, or the other nice people. Sorry, we're killing them as well! Can't we get France to nuke them all? Then we could nuke France pour encourager les autres. Hotboy

  2. I say,

    I had not heard the one about the rat, two turtles and some worms. Did they get back to earth.

    MM III

  3. Albert? Short arsed basturns should never be allowed to be in charge of anything! Fortunately, nobody wants to bomb the Polynesians, so don't worry. The rat, the two turtles and the three legged doggie won't land on your heids! Why can't you be a proper downunder person? They aren't scared of being attacked by a flying menagerie, are they? Throw another cow on the barbie! Hotboy

  4. Hotters, are you saying I'm the only joe not killing anybody? Much as I'd sometimes like to.

    Mingers, if by any chance they had made it back, presumably we'd have heard all about it. And Disney could make a film about it.

    Hotters, if there's any truth in this global warming thingy, soon the Polynesians will only be vulnerable by submarine.