Star Chain LetterDate: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 12:11:33 -0400
From: "Ray Semiraglio"
Subject: [Fwd: message from Betelgeuse]
To: "Tina Mancuso"
>> Alpha Centauri
>> Ursa Major
Simply send 6 x 10^50 atoms of hydrogen to the star system at the top of the
list, cross off that star system, then put your star system at the bottom of
the list and send it to 100 other star systems. Within one-tenth of a
galactic rotation you will receive enough hydrogen to power your
civilization until entropy reaches its maximum.
Also note that a civilization near the Galactic Center sent 6 x 10^50
hydrogen atoms to the first name on the list and has not been disrupted by
devastating solar flares or meteor strikes since. On the other hand, the
civilization once located where the Crab Nebula now stands chose to ignore
IT REALLY WORKS!