Pastafarians rejoice, the flying spaghetti monster lives! Well, it lives in the media anyway, in this instance in UK tabloid the Mirror:
A jellyfish like creature which has a striking resemblance to a parody religious god has been found living beneath the ocean.
This footage was captured by a remote control underwater vehicle and shows a ‘flying spaghetti monster’ living 4,000ft beneath the Atlantic.
BP workers were so amazed by the creature’s similarities to the mythical god that they called their discovery after it.
They then sent the footage, filmed off the cost of Angola, to marine scientists in Southampton.
Experts at the National Oceanography Centre believe the monster is a type of siphonophore – similar to jellyfish – known technically as Bathyphysa conifera.
In 2005 physics graduate Bobby Henderson created the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster as a protest against the teaching of Intelligent design – a theory that the creation of the universe can be explained by intelligent argument and not natural occurrences…
[continues at the Mirror]