At which point he was pelted on live television by an unidentified flying object—a direct hit to his left cheek.
People who reported seeing things got laughed at, mostly because they call any unidentified flying object a flying saucer.
1953, abbreviation of Unidentified Flying Object, which is attested from 1950.
An abbreviation for “Unidentified Flying Object.” Often described as “flying saucers,” some UFOs are believed to come from other planets or galaxies and thus support the idea that human beings are not the only form of intelligent life in the universe. Few scientists agree.