Famous French physicist's photo of Proxima Centauri was a slice of pork sausage

oh, man! that photobooth is fun!
i just sent my neighborhood nemesis to Mars, Street Chikken, the noisy nuisance.


in space no one can hear you crow!

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It’s missing the Total Recall death pressure button.

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The Far Side IRL.

To create a fake story to “warn people” about fake stories
is as cynical and vile
as to pick a pocket to “warn people” about pickpockets.

Thought it was a photo of Sirius myself, the sausage-dog star.

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But that’s not what happened. He made a (funny IMO) joke that he thought would be recognised as such fairly quickly by people in his peer group, who it was aimed at. It wasn’t, and non-experts misinterpreted it, so when asked about it he turned it into a teaching moment.

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