Tic Tac completes UFO-inspired space mission with ‘messages for ET’
“It’s one small mint for man, one giant mint, for Mankind’, was just one of many messages displayed on a specially devised Tic Tac as it made history in being transported into space, reports Neill Barston.
As the brand’s manufacturer Ferrero explained, its latest stellar mission was devised following the infamous “Tic Tac UFO” sightings in the sky, resulting in on the fun on Friday, August 6 by launching a Tic Tac UFO vessel.
The Tic Tac craft held 100 Tic Tac packs and displayed messages from consumers to any potential extraterrestrial friends, which were displayed into the atmosphere. The flight was 175 minutes in length and the vessel reached an altitude of 121,0999 feet.
Among the other messages shared to our out-of-this-world friends included: “I’m sure even ETs appreciate minty fresh breath! #TicTac,” Random Average Guy (@l3athal101) “FantasTIC, first conTACt has me full of exciteMINT, From the governMINT’s of the world, welcome to our planet,” Stephen (@SteUFOnotCGULLS).
The incident that sparked inspiration for the sweet’s space flight was a Tic Tac believed to be spotted in the atmosphere in 2004 by Navy Lt. Commander Alex Dietrich who reported a UFO in the shape of a Tic Tac breath mint.
The newly de-classified video footage of the incident has resulted in worldwide fanfare and additional speculated sightings. The most recent witness account occurred just last month in the United Kingdom spawning continued interest from believers around the globe.
“Tic Tac has a very strong link to the history of space, having launched the same year that American astronauts landed on the moon in 1969 and the UFO reference that has made news for over 15 years now,” said Noah Szporn, Senior Vice President, Ferrero Sugar Confections North America.
“Our fans have been so receptive and excited by the UFO connection, especially in the last few months, that it seemed fitting to send our own Tic Tac vessel into space containing the universal mints while displaying their personal words into the galaxy.”