aliens What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the phrases you think would be most appropriate as humanity's first message to extraterrestrials.

The world has been waiting for extraterrestrials to land on Earth and give humanity the go-ahead to enter the interstellar community since the 1950s, when stories of UFOs and crop circles reached their zenith. Even though we’ve created scientific wonders like the Egg McMuffin and Siri, aliens have yet to make their presence known. Before they do, humanity needs to decide on the things we should say to aliens during first contact. If people don’t start having this conversation now, then we’re going to sound like a bunch of backwater hicks when Zebron-7 from planet Serpo shows up to reveal the nature space travel.

What do we say when we meet aliens? Hopefully not something dumb like, “What’s up with aioli? It’s just mayonnaise, right?” After traveling endless light years to finally let us in on the secrets of the universe, extraterrestrials need to be impressed by the things we say, and the questions we’ll undoubtedly ask. The best things to say to aliens at first contact are likely going to be simple questions that show we’re in the know when it comes to things like the chemical make up of different planets, the complexities of space travel, and how dumb we probably look in general.

It’s time to be on your best behavior and pretend you’re meeting your in-laws for the first time, because aliens are showing up any day. Vote up the phrases you think would be most appropriate as humanity’s first official message to extraterrestrials. 

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Welcome to Earth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Welcome to Earth

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Where Did You Come From? is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Where Did You Come From?

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How Long Have You Known About ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
How Long Have You Known About Earth?

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Are There More Species Out The... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Are There More Species Out There?

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How Does Interstellar Travel W... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
How Does Interstellar Travel Work?

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What's Your Planet Like? is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
What's Your Planet Like?

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How Did You Get Here? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
How Did You Get Here?

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How Long Did It Take You to Ge... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
How Long Did It Take You to Get Here from Your Planet?

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What Kind of Fuel Does Your Sh... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
What Kind of Fuel Does Your Ship Use?

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What Is the Meaning of Life, t... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
What Is the Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything?

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Please Don't Blow Us Up is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Please Don't Blow Us Up

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Be Honest, Did You Help Build ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Be Honest, Did You Help Build the Pyramids?

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Is There a God? is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Is There a God?

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Can You Help Us Reverse Global... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Can You Help Us Reverse Global Warming?

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Are You Actually Aliens, or Ar... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Are You Actually Aliens, or Are You Humans from the Future?

19 Everyday Things That Are Making You Dumber Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

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HELP! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
HELP!

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Please Take Us With You is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Please Take Us With You

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Are You Good Aliens or Bad Ali... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Are You Good Aliens or Bad Aliens?

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Does Everyone In Space Think E... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Does Everyone In Space Think Earth Is Full of Dummies?

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Sorry I Peed On Your Foot, Wil... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Paul Eugene Phillippe Pavlic added Sorry I Peed On Your Foot, Will You Take Half Our Population for Petfood in Exchange for a Starship Drive ?

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Can You Help Us Not be So Terr... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Can You Help Us Not be So Terrible?

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Sorry, You Really Caught Us at... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Michelle Benson added Sorry, You Really Caught Us at a Bad Time.

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You Don't Look as Weird as We ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
You Don't Look as Weird as We Thought You Would

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Do You Like Barbecue? is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Do You Like Barbecue?

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Is the Moon a Hologram? is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Is the Moon a Hologram?

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What's the Economic Struct... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
What's the Economic Structure of Your Society and Is It Based Around Tribbles?

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Boxers or Briefs? is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Boxers or Briefs?

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Are You Here to Help Make Amer... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Are You Here to Help Make America Great Again?

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Have You Seen Independence Day... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Have You Seen Independence Day? No? Never Mind Then.

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What Is Pizza Like Where You&#... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
What Is Pizza Like Where You're From?

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Do You Have Any Thoughts on Ha... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list What Should Be the First Thing We Say During First Contact with Aliens?
Do You Have Any Thoughts on Harry Styles?