The memory that we all have of that BRAAAM playing during the movie (especially playing during the nonexistent opening credits) is completely false. That means that the trailer for Inception inceptioned us into thinking the Inception sound was in Inception. That is impressively meta. Just like when The Prestige tricked everyone into thinking it was a good movie.
Neil Armstrong Didn't Say Something Incredibly Stupid When He First Stepped Onto The Moon
Everyone knows the first words spoken when humans first walked on the moon: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The words are poetic, in that they don't make a lick of goddamn sense.
In this context, "man" means the exact same thing as "mankind." When we say, "Man has been riding horses since 3500 B.C.," we aren't talking about one, very tired guy. So "one small step for man" would be if everyone on Earth simultaneously did the Time Warp or something. As far as I know, that isn't what was happening on July 20, 1969. What was happening was a small step for a man: Neil Armstrong.
"And one giant leap for my kids' 'My dad is cooler than your dad' arguments."
So what happened? Did the astronaut who didn't shit himself during the first-ever emergency in space suddenly become nervous? Was he an idiot who somehow managed to fake his way into a degree in aeronautical engineering? He very clearly says "One small step for man." It's right there in cold, hard ones and zeros, right?
Not according to Neil Armstrong. Armstrong insisted that he actually said "One small step for a man," because he knows how to speak English and is not Frankenstein's monster. A recent study at Michigan State University supports his claim. Their data suggest that Armstrong's accent may have caused a misunderstanding of the transmission: They have found that people raised in Central Ohio pronounce "for a" like "frrr(uh)." The bit of static in the transmission, then, may have been just enough to make it seem like the first words on the moon were tantamount to, "Man take step, man big jump."
For more on staticky drawled pronunciations, see every Southern rap song from '95 to '03.