In old scifi movies, idiot explorers would frequently take their helmets off, having no idea what alien germs might do to them.
If aliens made scifi movies about landing on Earth, what mistakes would they make?
Gas creature heroes fogging about when our atmosphere would shred them? Ice world creatures in snowball explorer suits? Linguist aliens just... signing up for social media accounts?
If they came from a world with no moon and/or no large oceans, a low-tide beach might seem like an obvious place to land a spaceship.
Aliens from a moonless world landing on Earth at low tide : "Look! A flat sandy area right next to a major population center. The Earthlings must keep that area clear for rocket landings!"
the same aliens, at high tide: "fuck"
the humans nearby: "wait, why are you using a human swear word"
the aliens: "it is our word, actually, it also means to fornicate. what do you mean it's a 'human' word?"
AND THAT'S HOW WE DISCOVERED THAT THE THREADING CONSTANT OF LIFE IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE IS THE WORD 'FUCK'
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