Sunday, July 31, 2011

10. SETI, yeti, no spaghetti

SETI is the acronym for the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.  You've seen photos of huge radio telescopes (like in Arrecibo, Puerto Rico.)  They are "listening" for radio emissions from space.  You can join in the search from your home computer!  Start at

Yeti is another term for the "Abominable Snowman" of the Himalayas (bigfoot or sasquatch in the USA.)

Theodore, an explorer in SETI
Set up camp on the broad Serengeti
For a clearer sky scan
He then went to Bhutan
Where poor Teddy was et by a yeti.


  1. No spaghetti? The FSM will have your head for this!

    1. FSM meant nothing to me, Dave, so I googled and found that it is the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the deity of Pastafarianism! Gee, you must be bored if you're going back through 15-month-old posts! :-)

    2. That's the one. May you be touched by His noodly appendage and warmed by His sauce. Ramen.

      I'm surprised you had to look that up.