ON THIS DAY in 1975, a group of extraterrestrial lovers of vocal music landed their spacecraft in Rock Creek Park and demanded of a passing jogger, “Take us to your lieder.” Unfortunately, they were misunderstood, and their meeting with President Gerald Ford was awkward in the extreme. The galactic reputation of earth’s music has never recovered from the incident.
From Dr. Boli’s Encyclopedia of Misinformation.
Prayer plant. The so-called “prayer plant” (Maranta sp.) is, technically speaking, chanting rather than praying.