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Unlike our planet," said the Martian astronaut," Earth's inhabitants live above ground."

"What do their structures look like?" asked Mars' Emperor.

"Here are some Photos."

"Hmm. Many look alike." Pointing to a building, he added, "Okay, let's build all our structures to look exactly like this one.

After 5-million years, radioactivity from ancient wars has finally dissipated from our surface. Time to move our citizens out of caves."

Soon, 10-billion identical structures covered Mars.

When an American astronaut circled Mars for the first time, he couldn't believe his eyes.

"Houston Control," he said. "I think we should rename the planet Mars."

"To What?"

"Starbucks."

Story by:

Michael A. Kechula

m.kechula@att.net

submitted at 8:06pm

2 November 2010