The saying the moon was made of green cheese was circulated before the first man landed on the moon to take rock samples. The saying was based on the resemblence of the cratered surface of the moon to the surface of a slice of swiss cheese. The saying was a great joke for a time at least once quoted on a national evening news show. There was a Tom and Jerry Sat. morning slapstick cartoon TV show where a mouse astronaut named Jerry went to the moon to eat the swiss cheese and the astronaut cat Tom went to the moon in search of a mouse meal.
Civilization has advanced far since ANE times.
David Q. Hall
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