ESA, Comet Landing

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The No. 1 rule of the Internet? If it exists, there is a porn version of it.

But the No. 2 rule of the Internet? Give it a serious subject and it will derail it quickly. Actually, the Internet's second rule should be Twitter's No. 1 rule. See: Bill Cosby's meme disaster.

If you don't keep up on science, today a spacecraft from Earth landed on the face of a comet for the first time in history. The European Space Agency's Philae lander touched down on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet while it was hurtling through deep space.

Isn't that insane?! Yay, science!

This incredibly feat of technology got Twitter really hyped up, but not for the reason you're expecting. Unless you know the Internet well, in which case what followed the landing was very expected. The hashtag #WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant took over Twitter, and it started as a real discussion of how far we've come in society and yet how far away we are from things like gender equality, ending world hunger and utilizing clean energy sources.

But then the Twitter conversation derailed and turned into this:


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