NASA’s “marijuana planet” hoax goes viral
By Oscar Pascual |
Spaced-out stoners throughout the world were ready to launch their own Mars One mission when NASA supposedly announced the discovery of a planet made out of THC.
According to a NewsWatch 28 report, astrophysicist David Charbonneau revealed the discovery of a new planet — Planet X6372-423 — detected to have sufficient levels of oxygen and nitrogen to support human life. And all the weed said life would like to smoke.
“Chlorophyll concentration analyses generated by Kepler lead us to believe that the level of THC in these marijuana plants is 3000% higher than the plants found on Earth. If that doesn’t motivate young people to explore space, I don’t know what will,” said the expert.
Unfortunately those willing to go intergalactic for some ganja should temporarily shelve those plans, because it was just a big joke.
News Watch 28 is actually satirical news outlet, but that didn’t stop an overwhelming amount of fools to spread the fake news via social media, according to the Inquisitr.
Nasa just found a planet, covered in marijuana, with thc levels 3000 percent higher.. hahaha bye!!!!
— Amanda ॐ (@a_walkerr) May 27, 2015
It's true NASA found a planet covered in marijuana with THC over 6000%
— Panamara (@RealOfficial_CJ) May 27, 2015
Rumor-debunking website Snopes then had to come in and make sense of all the space madness, proving that it was all a joke.
— snopes.com (@snopes) May 27, 2015
Although he’s completely fabricated, the fictional Dr. Charbonneau makes a good point in favor of stoned space travel.
“Marijuana will without a doubt be a valuable and indispensable resource for interstellar trips. Imagine if it takes 140 years to travel from one planet to another, let’s just say it’s going to be a very long trip. You better have rolled yourself a couple of joints for the road,” said the fictional good doctor.
Besides, even if there really is a pot planet out there, Carl Sagan probably would’ve found it first.
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