You can’t say that the UN is not prepared for the remotest contingency!  (Though I wish it were just a bit useful for more earthly needs.)

When space aliens come calling:

the United Nations is giving you someone to call. Mazlan Othman, an obscure Malaysian scientist and head of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, will be named as the Earth’s official alien-spacecraft greeter.

Sometimes — and increasingly often — I find myself thinking of government, “Truth really is stranger than fiction!”

via The Presurfer.