Monday, September 27, 2010

Earth appoints Contact for Aliens !?!

Heard of Mazlan Binthi Othman? A Malaysian astrophysicist and Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. (Yes, there is one.)

But the best is yet to come. If aliens ever do land on Earth, make no mistake, and step aside to let this 58-year old Malaysian greet them. Mazlan Othman has been tasked with coordinating humanity's response to an extraterrestrial visit, if ever required.

Apparently, with the recent discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting around other stars, the detection of alien life is becoming more and more likely.

"The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that some day human kind will received signals from extraterrestrials.", said the soon-to-be appointed Space Ambassador for Earth. And don't worry, she's perfect for the job, armed with a Ph.D in Physics and an expertise in "Space Law" (Laws governing human activities in outer space: e.g. ownership of land on other planets or moons etc.).


Am I the only one who finds this weird?

Anyhow, at least now you know where to point your finger at when faced with a "Take me to your leader."

Sources: Telegraph UK, Mazlan Othman on Wikipedia, UNOOSA
Peace...

5 comments:

Nikhil N said...

hehe. that's the best job possible on this planet! I want that job too! :(

Heather said...

What makes the UN think that any civilization smart enough to figure out interstellar travel would even want to talk to them?

Pulkit Kaushik said...

Saw it in the newspaper the other day. I was LOLing all day!

The Editor said...

More material for the Reuters "Oddly Enough" column :D

Shrey said...

@The Editor

Haha... true! It's efforts like these that keep these columns running.

hmm... do I see the makings of a conspiracy theory here...