August 8, 2008      Share

We sincerely apologize for the misuse of some
unoriginal humor in last week’s list. The
offending contributor has been tossed out the
nearest airlock without a pressure suit.

The Top 10 Sci-Fi Urban Legends

10> A Ferengi will do anything you say with the proper application
of a Q-Tip.

9> Yoda is pretty much the John C. Holmes of the Dagobah System.

8> The bigger the ship, the bigger the worm hole needed.

7> You should wait at least an hour after eating before going
through a wormhole or your stomach will wind up in a different
sector of space.

6> Every February 29th, all ships have to drop out of warp and
turn off the communications console because it’s the
Federation’s Subspace Cleaning Day.

5> If you hold in a sneeze in zero G, you’ll soil your spacesuit.

4> Being swallowed by the Worm is good luck, not the other way

3> King Luke was crowned after he pulled the lightsaber out of a
lump of the hardest metal alloy in the multiverse.

2> If you look closely at the monoliths, both on prehistoric
Earth and in Jupiter orbit, they both have little Starbucks
logos on them.

and the Number 1 Sci-Fi Urban Legend…
1> If you’re ever in a deserted area in the Andromeda Galaxy and
a spaceship behind you keeps flashing at you: It’s part of a
horrible spacegang initiation. Whatever you do, DO NOT STOP!



Selected from 30 submissions from 9 contributors.
This week’s list authors are:

G. Griebenow, Johannesburg, S. Africa — 1, 3
Slick Sharkey, Miami, FL — 2
Guy Reeves, Houston, TX — 4, 8
Andrea Kelly, Brookville, MD — 5
Bill Livingston, Decatur, AL — 6, 7
Randy Lee, Burke, VA — 9
Donald Johnson, Cincinnati, OH — 10
James Knowles, Bellingham, WA — Topic
Dave Oberhart, Durham, NC — SF List Moderator