Coddled Potted Plant Could Never Make It On Outside

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Vol 49 Issue 07

Child Assured It Will Be Long Time Before He Dies

COLUMBUS, OH—Shortly after inquiring about his own mortality last night, distraught local child Eli Heffernan, 8, reportedly received assurances from both his parents that while he would indeed die, it would not be for a long, long time.

Pentagon To Award Medals To Drone Pilots

The Pentagon announced the creation of a noncombat award for pilots of drone aircraft and cyber warfare specialists, drawing ire from veterans’ groups, as the new honor would rank higher than the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for distinguished battle...

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Coddled Potted Plant Could Never Make It On Outside

BEVERLY, MA—According to sources, an impeccably maintained local 3-year-old Philodendron would be “as good as dead” if it ever left the pampered confines of its terra cotta pot and tried to make it on the outside. “Trust me, that plant would be dead at first frost—it’s never known life outside that window sill,” said the flowering plant’s owner, Jennifer Holland, adding that the “soft, lily-white” fauna would not last a day if removed from its optimal watering schedule and sun exposure. “Look at those [cascade azaleas] out there. They haven’t had water in days, but it doesn’t even look like their turgor pressure’s down. This plant? Hasn’t lived a day of its life in the real world. No way it could cut it out there.” Holland also expressed doubts that the giant sequoia she recently potted in her living room would last through the winter.

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