Microsoft Learning publishes a very interesting web page that displays the number of MCPs in the world. You can find this at: https://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/certified.mspx. Perusing it recently, I was amazed to discover a new certification: an MCITP in”United States History Major”.
Fortunately, Trika revealed all in her post: http://blogs.msdn.com/trika/archive/2008/05/30/what-the-hell.aspx. Turns out to be a bit of rather unprofessional bit of sophomoric humour. I guess it must be nice to have the time to play with web sites, but if MSL folks have spare time, perhaps focusing on quality might be a better approach.