Posted by Dr. Science on 12/29/2014 in Question
Does the same force that attracts tornadoes to trailer parks cause journalists at UFO sightings to gravitate towards people wearing Star Trek uniforms?
———- from Stephanie Beaver of Vandalia, Ohio
No, they’re two different mechanisms entirely. Typical trailer parks contain deadbeat dads who have fallen behind in their child support, hence the punishing tornado. People in Star Trek uniforms, on the other hand, have committed no obvious social offense – they are simply too weird to live. Like a grisly traffic accident, they attract the attention of journalists, always hungry for something to dish up as the latest news. In a way, being attacked by journalists can be a worse fate than having your double wide sucked up in a funnel cloud.