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THIS IS AN ACTUAL RADIO CONVERSATION THAT TOOK PLACE IN OCTOBER 1995, BETWEEN A US NAVAL SHIP AND THE CANADIAN AUTHORITIES OFF THE COAST OF NEWFOUNDLAND...

 

CANADIANS: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

 

AMERICANS: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision.

 

CANADIANS: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

 

AMERICANS: This is the captain of a US Navy ship, I say again, divert your course.

 

CANADIANS: No, I say again, it is imperative you divert your course.

 

AMERICANS: This is the Aircraft Carrier US Lincoln, the second largest ship in the US Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers and numerous support vessels. I demand you change your course 15 degrees to the north. I say again, that's one-five degrees north, or counter measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.

 

CANADIANS: This is a lighthouse. Your choice

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Awesome. I love a bit a lighthearted yank bashing.

I have another in this vein you may not have come across:

 

When the USA were first sending astronauts into space, they had a problem with writing notes. Ballpoint pens are gravity fed and in 0 gravity weren't working properly. So NASA spent $1000,000 researching a space age pen for use on missions. It can write upside down, underwater and on any surface.

 

 

The Russians used a pencil.

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