Various References to the story (or just do a Google News search):
http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/ ... wicki.html
http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/04/15/a ... =allsearch
This story gave me an idea for an interesting forum game, one that I think is fitting to our history of forum games. So the game goes a little like this.
- Post a statement regarding something---it could be outandlish, wildly false, inaccurate to some degree, made up---what have you.
- Then follow your statement with: "This is not intended to be a factual statement."
I'll start it off:
By the year 2100, because of increased population growth to a projected 9+ Billion human beings, in addition to a projection of increased average weight gains per human being over the next 90 years, and in conjunction with Global Climate Change, the masses of Earth's population will migrate towards the equator away from melting ice caps, and this migration will cause the Earth to change from an Oblate Spheroid to a regular sphere---the weight of everyone pushing down the beltway of the Earth.
This is not intended to be a factual statement.