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Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Imaginarium's Department of Natural and Pseudoscience Curiosities Under Investigation

Hello Troops,
This is 2011. Many would consider this to be an age of advancement, science, philosophy and logic. Yet once again we are reminded of the fact that sanity and reason seem to be in shockingly short supply on this little blue planet of ours.

People's imaginations went into overdrive in Rome yesterday. The Imaginarium's Department of Natural and Pseudoscience Curiosities failed to control the outbreak, leading to the events described in the article below. Needless to say, their will be an investigation into the matter and those responsible will be disciplined.

Mr. W.

Rome earthquake prophecy claims trigger cataclysmic mood

ROME, May 11 -- Many Italians fled Rome on Wednesday amid fears of a pending earthquake despite reassurances from seismologists and political leaders, according to ANSA news agency.

In 1915 the late Italian self-styled seismologist Raffaele Bendandi predicted that the "the big one" would strike Rome on May 11, 2011. Panic developed recently as rumors spread across social media including Facebook, Twitter.

"Rome is not at risk of any earthquake," Enzo Boschi, president of the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology, has said. "There have never been any strong earthquakes confirmed under the city," he said.

Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno has also dismissed the rumours saying that Romans would not be listen to speculation that had no foundation. "I believe Romans are too serious to be duped by this kind of rubbish," he said.

Businesses report shows that one in five people had requested a day off work and some parents kept their children home from school and headed out of town for the day.

Many shops in Rome's downtown area were closed late Tuesday and Wednesday as shopkeepers left notices saying they shut their doors due to "illness" or "stocktaking."

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