Lake Vostok, the pristine lake hidden under two and a half miles of Antarctic glacier for almost 20-million years, has finally been reached by the drill of Russian scientists. They hope to develop a better understanding of the earth 20-million years ago, but will probably only develop a strange disease from whatever the hell's down there and then we'll have to nuke the continent to save humanity. What? I'm a glass half-empty kinda guy!
'If it goes well, a breakthrough opens up a whole new chapter in our understanding of our planet and possibly moons in our solar system and planets far beyond.
'If it doesn't go well, it casts a pall over the whole effort to explore this wet underside of Antarctica.'
AHAHAHAHHAHA, "and if it doesn't go well we wasted a lot of time and effort and didn't get anything from it". Or did they? Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Pump the water up, bottle it, and sell it to rich people?" Even better! SAY we did all that, but then just sell them my dirty bath water. "My God, you're a genius!" Thanks, I've been wearing my thinking cap overtime lately. "Those are women's underwear." THEY WORK WONDERS.
Thanks to Si, who wants to be the first to drink from the sacred lake to see if he gains superpowers. If he does, he plans on ruling over the lake like his own personal Lazarus Pit. I like your style!