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The first word spoken on the moon was "okay". (Or not - see comments). Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the ca...

Don't be obstinate...

Transcript of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. This radio conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on 04-01-1995.

American: "Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision."

Canadian: "Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision."

American: "This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course."

Canadian: "No, I say again, you divert YOUR course."

American: "THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES' ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH. THAT'S ONE-FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP."

Canadian: "This is a lighthouse. Your call."








!Note - (Unfortunately this conversation never really took place, but I almost wish it had.)