Okay, I can't quite say why, but I thought one of the comments on this BBC story suggesting that humans could survive the radiation exposure encountered during the estimated three year trip to Mars was pretty hilarious, especially after reading other earnest comments suggesting that the money spent on space travel could be better spent elsewhere, etc. etc.:
Will it be OK to smoke on Mars?
Andrew Forrow, Key West, Florida, USA
Thanks Mr. Forrow, you gave me a good laugh.Posted by Ideofact at December 12, 2003 10:02 PM