"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Those words, uttered by Neil Armstrong as he stepped on the surface of the moon for the first time, are familiar to most of us. Knowing billions of people would be watching their historic flight, NASA had crafted the perfect quote for the first man to step on the moon (even if he did get it wrong). But what if he had said something else?
Reddit user FootThong asked "What's the worst thing Neil Armstrong could have said while stepping on the Moon for the first time?" and over 10,000 responses were received. Here are some of the best of the worst.
"What is this? Who are you? Oh God!" Then sound is cut and you never see him again.
Or worse, he comes back seemingly fine and has no recollection of what you were talking about.
Worse yet, only the video was cut. There was a solid 5 minutes of horrific screaming before video comes back on and he has no recollection of any of it.
"And to my right we see a f*%&ing monster."
"Apollo, could you please elaborate?"
"The monster got me. He's got my arm twisted behind my back - I think he knows jiujitsu. He wants you to leave 4 million... 4 million?... no- 5 million Deutschmarks in a paper bag by the Sea of Tranquility..."
"What's that? I don't know, the north shore for f%#&'s sake!"