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    The Best Of The Internet's Reaction To The Comet Landing

    Humans managed to land a probe on a comet for the first time. And the internet is being quite funny about it.

    Some seemed a little underwhelmed by this huge leap forward in science.

    First pictures back show comet is a dull lifeless morass with no atmosphere. Could have saved billions and landed it on swindon. HONK etc

    andy de la touche @john_neptuneFollow

    First pictures back show comet is a dull lifeless morass with no atmosphere. Could have saved billions and landed it on swindon. HONK etc

    4:45 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Everyone claps when a probe lands on a comet but no-one cared when I parallel parked amazingly last week #itsonethingforsome

    Sophie Gadd@sophie_gaddFollow

    Everyone claps when a probe lands on a comet but no-one cared when I parallel parked amazingly last week #itsonethingforsome

    4:17 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Everyone was hoping for aliens.

    First updates coming through from Philae on the comet: “Oh god, they’re alive! There’s hundreds of them. They’re coming for me. Hel-"

    Tom Phillips@flashboyFollow

    First updates coming through from Philae on the comet: “Oh god, they’re alive! There’s hundreds of them. They’re coming for me. Hel-"

    4:40 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The leader of the Comet Welcoming Committee welcomes us.

    John Petruna ®@jgpetrunaFollow

    The leader of the Comet Welcoming Committee welcomes us.

    4:46 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    imagine if the first photo that came back from the surface of a comet was of a frog-eyed racist sipping a pint.

    Another Angry Woman@stavversFollow

    imagine if the first photo that came back from the surface of a comet was of a frog-eyed racist sipping a pint.

    4:20 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    But Europe is very pleased to finally claim something in space as its own.

    THIS SHIT IS OURS! TAKE THAT AMERICA!!1 EU! EU! EU! ♫Blasting Ode to Joy in space♫

    Paolo Pedercini@molleindustriaFollow

    THIS SHIT IS OURS! TAKE THAT AMERICA!!1

    EU! EU! EU!

    Blasting Ode to Joy in space

    4:13 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    There were plenty of Armageddon references.

    Call me a nerd but it's very exciting to hear about the #CometLanding. Hopefully we can learn lots. Like if Bruce Willis is still up there

    Jeremy@pdxJGFollow

    Call me a nerd but it's very exciting to hear about the #CometLanding. Hopefully we can learn lots. Like if Bruce Willis is still up there

    4:27 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Guys, we're landing on a comet tonight! Hope we get to keep Bruce Willis this time, though.

    Jay Adams@FalconsJAdamsFollow

    Guys, we're landing on a comet tonight! Hope we get to keep Bruce Willis this time, though.

    4:20 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The comet landing is exciting but please remember that, right now, Bruce Willis is staying behind so Ben Affleck can marry Liv Tyler.

    WaterstonesOxfordSt@WstonesOxfordStFollow

    The comet landing is exciting but please remember that, right now, Bruce Willis is staying behind so Ben Affleck can marry Liv Tyler.

    4:19 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Sadly no sightings of Bruce Willis have been confirmed by the EMA yet.

    Too many Comet tweets, Armageddon out of here.

    Ken Armstrong@kenarmstrong1Follow

    Too many Comet tweets, Armageddon out of here.

    4:54 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    There were references to the other large round talking point of the day.

    Imagine if it was Kim Kardashian’s arse that landed on the comet.

    Freya@FuzzCookiesFollow

    Imagine if it was Kim Kardashian’s arse that landed on the comet.

    4:12 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Good job landing on a comet, European Space Agency! You're presently about 0.0001% as famous as Kim Kardashian's left butt cheek.

    Rex Huppke@RexHuppkeFollow

    Good job landing on a comet, European Space Agency! You're presently about 0.0001% as famous as Kim Kardashian's left butt cheek.

    4:36 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Some people seemed a little confused.

    I don't really understand why @spacegovuk has put Philae on a comet? Am i missing something? #CometLanding

    AngryBritain.com@AngryBritainFollow

    I don't really understand why @spacegovuk has put Philae on a comet? Am i missing something? #CometLanding

    4:33 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Robot Philae has made history by landing on a comet. Mr Clegg says he's amazed; he thought Comet had gone bust ages ago. Awkward. #Philae

    Elizabeth Windsor@Queen_UKFollow

    Robot Philae has made history by landing on a comet. Mr Clegg says he's amazed; he thought Comet had gone bust ages ago. Awkward. #Philae

    4:34 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Everyone is very excited about the possible future uses of the comet.

    Next, let's see if we can put Ryan Seacrest on a comet.

    Tim Siedell@badbananaFollow

    Next, let's see if we can put Ryan Seacrest on a comet.

    4:42 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Now Operation: Divert The Comet Into Our Enemies can begin.

    Ed Yong @edyong209Follow

    Now Operation: Divert The Comet Into Our Enemies can begin.

    4:14 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    My god, the rent on that comet is astronomical. Still cheaper than Manhattan, though.

    Chuck Wendig@ChuckWendigFollow

    My god, the rent on that comet is astronomical. Still cheaper than Manhattan, though.

    4:30 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The pictures so far have been limited, luckily some people were making their own graphics.

    Here is the Rosetta Probe landing on a comet made out of paperclips.

    Boring Tweeter@b0ringtweetsFollow

    Here is the Rosetta Probe landing on a comet made out of paperclips.

    4:39 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    People were already wondering whether the EU open boarder policy would include the comet.

    How long before Comet 67P becomes the next EU tax haven?

    Nick Malkoutzis@NickMalkoutzisFollow

    How long before Comet 67P becomes the next EU tax haven?

    4:47 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Is there no one on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko who knows how to make a sandwich?

    John O'Farrell@mrjohnofarrellFollow

    Is there no one on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko who knows how to make a sandwich?

    4:34 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Plenty of people seemed to think there were other uses for human brain power than landing on comets.

    #WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant keep chumbawamba from getting back up again. we're never going to keep them down

    jitka@jitkaFollow

    #WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant keep chumbawamba from getting back up again. we're never going to keep them down

    4:55 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    #WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant stop saying Hump Day on Wednesdays.

    racing dead wonka@NASCAR_WonkaFollow

    #WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant stop saying Hump Day on Wednesdays.

    1:40 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Lots of people were very happy and impressed.

    Wow. "Landed on a moving comet". I can't even walk straight when I'm talking.

    Liz Buckley@liz_buckleyFollow

    Wow. "Landed on a moving comet". I can't even walk straight when I'm talking.

    4:50 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    hey, they landed a robot on a comet! that's genuinely really cool! I hope nothing else happens on Twitter today & we all stay in a good mood

    Graep Aep@mtraegFollow

    hey, they landed a robot on a comet! that's genuinely really cool! I hope nothing else happens on Twitter today & we all stay in a good mood

    5:03 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Everyone was VERY impressed by the lead scientist's sexy galaxy t-shirt lady and hopeful landing tattoo combo.

    COMET SCIENTIST OF THE DAY shows off his comet probe tattoo and sports a fetching shirt.

    Laurie Reid@PygmyLorisFollow

    COMET SCIENTIST OF THE DAY shows off his comet probe tattoo and sports a fetching shirt.

    8:26 AM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Though some were a bit disappointed that the scientists managed to pull it off.

    Deleted the draft tweet I had ready if it all went wrong. 'That's the problem with scientists. They just can't comet.'

    Political Animal@politic_animalFollow

    Deleted the draft tweet I had ready if it all went wrong. 'That's the problem with scientists. They just can't comet.'

    4:26 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    This guy got meta.

    Aren't we all kinda on a comet?

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