Thursday, September 03, 2009

Bangladesh paper prints Onion satire about Neil Armstrong's moon walk as real story!!!

A Bangladeshi newspaper was forced to print an apology on Thursday after running an article that said astronaut Neil Armstrong had admitted his 1969 moon landing was part of an elaborate hoax.

The story, which first ran on US satirical news website The Onion on Monday, said that Armstrong had been convinced by a conspiracy theorist that the Apollo 11 mission had been orchestrated by the US government.

The Daily Manab Zamin, which translated the moon story into Bengali and ran it on Wednesday, attributed the story to the Onion News Network, a web broadcast put out by The Onion, which also prints a parody newspaper. More...

Don't miss:

  1. No more suits and ties in Bangladesh...
  2. Jammed toilets delay Bangladesh airline flight!!!
  3. Michelle Obama's arms and Tamil refugees in Sri Lanka...
  4. Spelling bee genius goes berserk on Onion TV!!!
  5. 'Moon rock' in Dutch museum a hoax!!!
  6. Stanley Kubrick faked the Apollo 11 moon landings?

No comments:

Post a Comment