The UN Says We Need an Official Ambassador… to the Aliens?

By Lowell Heddings on September 27th, 2010

If the aliens ever invade earth, we’ve now got a plan—stick a Malaysian astrophysicist out front to talk to them. That’s right, the UN is actually planning on appointing an ambassador just in case we make contact.

Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, is set to be tasked with co-ordinating humanity’s response if and when extraterrestrials make contact. Aliens who landed on earth and asked: “Take me to your leader” would be directed to Mrs Othman..

Update: Not too surprising that this is a hoax. Now you see why I used a cable-news-style question mark in the title!

UN to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors [Telegraph]

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/27/10
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