The dinosaurs today issued a statement in response to the challenge that they release their assessment on what would happen if the planet was struck by a meteor.

A committee of long extinct Brontosaurus, had this to say to the Rochdale Herald: “It is not in the public interest for us to inform them of what would happen if a meteor struck the earth. Why should we bother? There’s absolutely no evidence it’s ever going to happen anyway.”

There has been widespread panic among the dinosaur population for some months now about the possibility of a meteorite hitting the earth, with many pointing to the stars and identifying a particular light in the sky that was getting bigger each night.

The demand for full disclosure was led by a Neversaurus who said: “If an impending disaster is about to happen, then the public need to know what protection is available. Just what steps can be taken if a meteor is going to hit the earth? I think the esteemed Brontasuarus is trying to take us back to the Triassic period!”‘

The Brontasaurus just snorted at this. “Look,” she said. “The chances of the Earth being hit by a meteor are astronomical. It has been calculated by experts at 160 million to 1 in any given year.”

Coincidentally, dinosaurs have been on the planet now for over 160 million years, making a meteor impact statistically imminent. But that, surely, is just a coincidence.