|No such thing as a small change|
Apparently it translates to:
Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff who, of old were conscientious shepherds whose sheep were well tended and carefully protected from attack by rapacious enemies, who, of old twelve thousand years ago, to them appeared, when the first earth human from the spaceship, using light as origin of power, that started its long journey between the starry space, searching for those stars that have habitable planet circles and in which the new race of sensible humanity could procreate and enjoy a lifelong joy and peace with not a fear for attack by other intelligent creatures from starry space
As for the authenticity, I have really no way of knowing, but he was apparently in several editions of the Guiness Book of Records, including with a picture in the 1980 edition. According to the internet!
As for real world truth and Perlmonks--it's just an amusing anecdote.
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.