A Navy captain is on the bow of his ship, staing over the ocean into the night, when he sees another light up ahead, heading straight for him. He sends a signal...
"Change your course 10 degrees to the left."
"Change your course 10 degrees to the right." was the reply.
The captain gets a little annoyed, and responds, "I'm a United States Navy Captain! Change your course sir!"
"I'm a Seaman, Second Class. Change YOUR course sir!"
Now quite angry, the Captain signals back, "I'm a battleship! I'm not changing course!"
..."I'm a lighthouse... your call."
Two men are out hunting when one suddenly drops dead. The buddy quickly calls up emergency service on his cell phone, and a dispatcher answers.
"911 emergency, what's the problem?"
"My buddy just dropped dead, and I don't know what to do. I need help!"
"Please sir, calm down. The first thing you should do is make sure that he's dead."
This comment is followed by silence, until the dispatcher hears a gunshot sound over the phone.
"Ok," the hunter says as he gets back on the line. "What now?"
Nah... it's an urban legend. Such a mistake is an utter impossibility - you're not given command of a large ship without learning basic navigation. Plus, lighthouse lights behave differently than ship lights.
During a tour of a Lifesaver's factory, a teacher and some of her students try samples of new Lifesaver flavors. The first student tries an apple flavored Lifesaver, and says "Mmm...this one tastes like apples." The second student tries a grape flavored Lifesaver, and says "Oh...this one tastes like a grape." However, a perplexed third student tries the new honey flavored Lifesaver, but can't identify it. The teacher gives honey flavored lifesavers to the other students to see if any of them can figure it out, but none of the students can. The teacher says, "I'll give you a hint, it's something your mommy and daddy might call each other." The third student promptly spits out the honey Lifesaver and screams "Quick, spit 'em out! They're assholes!"
(but don't say it is so stupid it cannot happen. I've heared quite some stories in aviation that you'd not believe and that are true. Like would you imagine that a case of case of hit and run with an airplane happened?)