Okay, well, this is not a usual blog posting, but I thought you might enjoy it...


When NASA was preparing for the Apollo project, they did some astronaut training on a Navajo Indian Reservation. One day a Navajo elder and his son were herding sheep and came across the space crew. The old man, who only spoke Navajo, asked a question, to which his son translated. "What are the guys in the big suits doing?" A member of the crew said they were practicing for their trip to the moon. The old man got really excited and asked if he could send a message to the moon. Recognizing a promotional opportunity, the NASA crew found a tape recorder. After the old man recorded his message, they asked the son to translate. He refused. So the NASA reps brought the tape to the reservation, where the rest of residents listened and laughed, but they too refused to translate the elder's message to the moon. Finally, NASA called in an official government translator. He reported that the moon messages said, "Watch out for these guys; they've come to steal your land!"

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