James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Fri Apr 26 02:20:35 UTC 2002
In a message dated 04/25/2002 10:03:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:
> Mice-stronauts? Well, the Muppet Show had "Pigs in Space." And a cow
> jumped over the moon.--ed.
Please tell your friend Ed that the Russian satellite that carried a dog was
dubbed "Muttnik" and the American proposal to top that by shooting a pair of
cows into orbit was "the herd shot 'round the world".
How many astronauts does it take to screw in a light bulb? Two, but they
have to be pretty small.
- James A. Landau
P.S. the complete story of the cow jumping over the Moon can be found in the
Lord of the Rings, volume I, book I, chapter IX.
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