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    The Man Who Sold The Moon

    In 1950 Science Fiction writer Robert Heinlein published a short story entitled "The Man Who Sold the Moon". It was about a tycoon who wanted to establish a colony and control of the moon. In order to finance his plan he convinced various businesses to invest in putting huge advertizements on the moon that could be seen from Earth. Two of the first were Moka-Cola and the 6+ Company. I don't remember the outcome of the project but I have found an interesting tidbit of information that shows sometimes reality imitates art.

    Pepsi Plans to Project a Giant Ad in the Night Sky Using Cubesats

    I will say that in the latest issue of Astronomy is a short piece that PepsiCo has pulled out of the deal. Not to say that Snapple or Coca Cola or some Chinese soft drink maker won't take it up.
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    Nirvana recorded a song with this title.

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    They can't do it, I own the moon. Some guy in NYC sold it to me years ago.

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    The moon is made of blue cheese.

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    I'm more interested in the Man who Sold the World:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Piru View Post
    The moon is made of blue cheese.

    The saying is "the moon is made of green cheese" and does not mean the color of the cheese is green. It alludes to the fact the full moon is the same color and texture of an uncured cheese or "green".
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    And all along I thought it was swiss cheese!


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