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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Is the Moon Made of Cheese?
If So, What Kind?

On July 20th, if you wrote to Google at, this is the autoresponse you received [thanks to AlexK for the pointer; I don't know if it still works]:

If you're wondering what type of cheese the moon is made of, we wish we could tell you. Conventional 20th century belief suggested that it was made of green cheese, but recent data has disproved this theory. Diligent research by the world's most preeminent scientists suggests that it's either havarti or gouda. We recognize that a sniff-off among our talented Google users would likely resolve these scientific disputes, so we're working on patented scratch-and-sniff technology.

You didn't hear it from us, but if you get close enough to your monitor, you may be able to discern the cheese by smell.

This all transpired on July 20, the anniversary of the first manned lunar landing. See this.
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