The Voyager Golden Record on NBC Nightly News


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#2

It all started on August 20th, 1977, when NASA put up a recording of the sounds of Earth on Voyager I. A two-hour long tape included, uh, natural sounds of animals, a French poem by Gaugliere, a passage from the Koran in Arabic, messages from President Carter, United Nations Secretary Kurt Waldheim, music – everything from classical to Chuck Berry.

Aliens have who listened the record made one request of the people of Earth


#3

If you play it backwards it proves Paul McCartney is dead, or maybe he’s in outer space.


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I have a feeling the space aliens will be seriously disappointed when they meet actual earth people.


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At least one of those “natural sounds of animals” is bound to sound horribly offensive in alienese.


#6

i dunno … we have our moments.

Or maybe just being tasty will be enough for them.


#7

Beat me to it. :slight_smile:


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