Virgle: Wasn't That A Roman Poet?

Though we're terrified to link to any news this morning (see previous post), we can't let you miss out on this fantastic spoof: Virgin and Google are teaming up (Virgle, get it?) to lead "hundreds of users on one of the grandest adventures in human history...the first permanent colony on Mars."

All right, at first it seems like an obvious joke-but reconsider: Richard Branson has been dreaming up ways to send rich folk into space for years. Is this "interplanetary Noah's Ark" really that much of a stretch?

Oh, and the genesis of the project, so it's claimed, arose from the physical constraints of Earth-the lack of undeveloped space, rising atmospheric CO2 levels, gross overpopulation-which would then technically make the

Via Virgle