Thursday, October 12, 2006

North Korean Nuke Test Explained!

Diplomats all over the world have been fretting about what appeared at first to be an underground nuclear test by North Korea. The explosion was estimated to be the equivalent of 500 to even 5000 tons of TNT.

New research has explained the real cause of this tremor, however. It turns out that something went awry in a counterfeiting and drug smuggling operation. Several sheets of bubble wrap were “popped” after workers heard rumors of insects being lodged in the large rolls. To an average North Korean slave laborer, ten insects represent double the normal intake of protein in the diet.

A spokesperson for the North Korean Foreign Ministry denied the bubble wrap reports, calling them “so much hot air.” The Ministry added that a rockslide in a remote part of North Korea was attributable to an ancient site revered as the “Dear Leader’s Flatulent Mountain.”