Random Noise #17 : They Sure Fooled Me!

Well, they sure fooled me!

I like to think that I know a thing or two about science and engineering.  Quite apart from that, I have read enough court transcripts to know when someone is telling porkies1.  Or so I thought.

I was utterly convinced that the U.S.A. had really landed men on the moon.  Everything seemed to fit.  I recently wrote an article about the parallax problem.  From any place on Earth at a given time and date, the moon is in a different part of the sky.  So: to convince everyone on Earth that a live feed was coming from the moon, it had to come from the moon.

To my shame, I now have to admit that I am not as good at science as I thought I was.  There is no way I am going to argue against Neil Armstrong.  If he says the moon landings were fake, that's good enough for me.  And he does, as you can read here.  But I have to say, that was some hoax!  It even fooled Hank, and that's a world class achievement by itself!

[1] - Porkies - Cockney rhyming slang: pork pies = lies.

Further reading:
livescience.com moon hoax