• Question: Why did people think that the moon was made of cheese?

    Asked by abichohan to Davie, Gemma, James P, James V, Nuala on 28 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: Gemma Purser

      Gemma Purser answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      Because of the craters looked like cheese with holes in it! 🙂

    • Photo: Nuala Carson

      Nuala Carson answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      Yeah simply because it looked like cheese!

    • Photo: James Verdon

      James Verdon answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      Yeah, probably because it looks a pale and creamy colour, like some cheeses.

    • Photo: James Pope

      James Pope answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      Hi abichohan,

      I think the moon reminds me of a cheese I really like, emmental! So as the other guys have said I can imagine it’s due to that.

      Also, most cheeses come in wheels of cheese and these go from full, to half, to crescent shaped to gone and a new one replace it as bits are cut out of it, so maybe that played a role to?