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‘The Princess Bride’ By The Numbers

‘The Princess Bride’ was released 30 years ago today, and it has since become a classic beloved by people of all ages. ‘The Onion’ looks back at ‘The Princess Bride’ 30 years later.

National Zoo Announces Giant Pandas To Divorce

WASHINGTON—Assuring the public that the decision was difficult but the right thing to do for all parties involved, the Smithsonian National Zoological Park announced Friday that their giant pandas would be divorcing.

New Climate Change Report Just List Of Years Each Country Becomes Uninhabitable

GENEVA—Stating that the data published within its pages represented the scientific consensus of top researchers around the world, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its annual report this week, which consists solely of an alphabetized list of every country on earth and the years each of them will become uninhabitable.
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Requirements For Becoming A NASA Astronaut

Here are the requirements candidates must meet to qualify for NASA’s astronaut program:

  • Fifty or more hours logged driving space shuttle around empty NASA parking lot
  • Candidates’ height should fall between 62 and 75 inches in order to fit within regulation space suits and promotional NASA polo shirts
  • At least five summers spent contemplating the stars from the hood of an El Camino
  • General, demonstrable proficiency in taking direction and working on a soundstage
  • Preference given to candidates who are already completely weightless
  • Spotless interstellar criminal record
  • Must have at least three interesting stories to share aboard cramped spacecraft
  • No one at NASA right now really knows how to expand social reach via Snapchat, if you could point them in the right direction with that
  • All candidates screened for their ability to procure $18 billion in funding each fiscal year


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