It seems that the email I posted about yesterday, which came from the Uncyclopedia, has been cited in several blogs, sometimes as thought it's reality (or a silent spoof?). Here are a few:
Isaac at Think Deviant, March 8, 2008.
John Wilkins at Evolving Thoughts, March 7, 2008.
Chris Keating at Tales from the Travels, February 28, 2008.
This post at jetxt.de, February 27, 2008.
Steph Stockman at Geosteph, September 4, 2007.
So, this is nothing new - been going around awhile like a bad winter bug.