(@richardbranson) March 31, 2012
For a minute or two it appeared to be legit.
Appeared. Until we saw “Screw business as usual” plastered on the side of the giant screw.
Here’s a brief explanation of what the craft supposedly will do:
Only 500 people have been to space, only three people have been to the bottom of the ocean, but no one has ever attempted to journey to the core of an active volcano. Until now.
Using patented carbon-carbon materials pioneered for deep space exploration, Virgin is proud to announce a revolutionary new vehicle, VVS1, which will be capable of plunging three people into the molten lava core of an active volcano.
From Hawaii to Italy in a couple of hours? Wow!
Obviously, the Twitter world exploded with questions, jokes, and sarcasm. Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day, and there’s a lot of speculation over whether this new invention is part of it.
What say you?