The US robot, Curiosity, that landed safely on Mars and cost the US tax-payer $2,5 billion dollars had a strange encounter of the third kind!
Curious Martians approached the craft with begging bowls in their hands thinking that the "Messiah Mc Donalds" had arrived and was about to save them from their wretched lives upon the red planet. No jobs, no homes, no food, no mortgages, just pure misery and the only thing that kept them alive were ice particles and tiny insects that they dug out of the Martian surface; worth millions on earth, but useless up there!
After they realised that the spacecraft that landed was a US one they all turned their backs and went back into their caves, because although the Mars project cost the US billions, the homeless Martians knew that where it had come from the "Little People" suffered the same problems!
President Obama was informed of the unexpected encounter with the homeless Martians and offered them at least a health bill reform that would be put on the next flight to Mars. Only problem is, it still has to be approved by the multi-millonaire senators in the Senate and that could take centuries!
Obama also gave the impoverished, homeless Martians some hope and said
"Why should you have it any better than the 'little people' here, at least you have it warm up there and our homeless freeze in the winter!"
How much did it cost to put Curiosity on Mars??????????