I have read… that Neil Armstrong used to tell some unfunny jokes about the moon. Then…. He would follow them up with….”Ahhhh… I guess you had to be there.”
Now THAT is funny. Old funny Neil.
I don’t ever want to be an astronaut… but I would like to visit the moon. I think it would be coolio. But it made me think that I don’t know that much about the moon…. So… I dug up some facts.
Our moon was most likely formed according to the “giant impact” theory. The very very young Earth did not have a moon to start out with.
Alas. At some point …. The earth was minding its own business, when a rogue planet, struck the Earth with a great big…. knock-you-off-your-orBUTT-blow.
Ka-blamo. Instantly, most of the rogue little planet….. AND a sizable chunk of Earth were vaporized. As such…. A big, big cloud rose up to about 13,700 miles altitude. When it got that high….. it condensed into a whole bunch of solid particles that orbited the Earth Eventually… those particles kept combining until they formed the moon. And THAT is how it formed.
It is not made of cheese.
By measuring the ages of lunar rocks……it has been determined that the moon is about 4.6 billion years old. And… that is just about the same age as Earth.
For being so old… that moon sure is fast. The moon orbits the Earth at an average speed of 2,300 miles an hour.
And all of this makes me think about Neil Armstrong again. I wonder what kind of unfunny jokes he would tell about the moon…..
Q: How does a man on a moon get his haircut? A: Eclipse it.
Q: How do you know when the moon is going broke? A: When it’s down to its last quarter.
Q: Did you hear about the great new restaurant on the moon? A: The food is excellent, but there’s no atmosphere.
Q: When is the moon not hungry? A: When it is full!
And finally…… Two blondes in Las Vegas. They were sitting on a bench one night … and one blonde says to the other, “Which do you think is farther away … Florida or the moon?” The other blonde turns and says “Hellooooooo, can you see Florida?”
Wellll….. I guess you had to be there.
“The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to purchase these things with money.” – Plautus