Looking back on this week, I had a post about astronomy with a wide-angle lens and about the Tunguska blast. For this weekend’s music, I’m going to rob South Park and show you South Park Elementary’s #1 TV show of all time:
- Nikola Tesla caused Tunguska with a secret, never-been-reproduced energy weapon,
- The exploding flying saucer caused Tunguska, and there was no meteoroid,
- There was an interstellar war going on, and a comet was fired at an alien ship hiding in Earth’s atmosphere, destroying it and causing the blast, and, of course,
- This was a secret airborne explosives test performed by the Soviet Union. (Never mind that the airplane had only been invented 5 years before, and there would be no Soviet Union for another 10 years.)
All crazy talk, right? Guess which news outlet picked up on this story? Take a guess.
I wonder what it takes to become President of the Tunguska Spatial Phenomenon Foundation, or why anyone in their right mind would even bother talking to this kook? And they say that science journalism is dead. (Thanks, Phil.)