We hope that by the time you read this edition of Punch Bag, you have not been hit by any debris of China’s Tiangong-1, an out-of-control spacecraft, which re-entered the Earth’s
atmosphere shortly after midnight on April 2, plunging into the South Pacific Ocean.
Not surprisingly, the timing of the event led some people to believe that it was a rather odd April Fool's Day prank by the China Manned Space Agency, albeit the fact that its forecast for the actual crash was scheduled for Easter Monday.
Talking about April Fool's Day, the Canadian Environmental Agency issued a weather advisory last week that a rare weather phenomenon was causing local moose to become airborne by tornados. CEA scientists recommended that this 'moosenado' could be avoided by singing the national anthem and wearing plaid. So much for Canadian humour.
For real life humour, or better lack thereof, the egocentric U.S. president Donald Trump contributed his fair share by attacking homegrown e-commerce giant Amazon over alleged tax avoidance and getting unfairly cheap rates from the U.S. Postal Service.
For more details on this and a chaotic White House, read the related item below. So sit back and relax and enjoy this new edition of Punch Bag.
Nol van Fenema