space

Favorite

Tumblr Uncovers the Legend of The Fastest Manhole Cover Ever

This story is about a particular event that took place during the nuclear testing of Operation Plumbbob. Officially, the steel plate that popped off was never seen from again, but the calculations point to there being enough energy in that metal cap to escape the earth's atmosphere, and it's been an urban legend/mystery ever since. Tumblr finds some interesting and fun history stuff, like the first soldier to take way too many military grade amphetamines.

fastest moving manhole cover record
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Tumblr Thread Imagines Alien Invasion Being Fought Off By Wildlife

An interesting Tumblr thread imagines what could happen with an alien invasion vastly underestimating the power of earth's wildlife, in the face of an attack. How about that bacteria, though. 

Creative Tumblr thread imagines an alien invasion being fought off by the earth's wildlife.
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Flat Earth Fan Club (11 Funny Memes)

Whether or not you're a part of the Flat Earth fan club, these funny memes about the absurdity the Flat Earth theory are sure to make you giggle. Checkmate, atheists. 

A collection of funny memes about the Flat Earth theory.
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Creative Tumblr Thread Imagines Earth As Space Australia from Alien Perspective

It's compelling and somewhat flattering to think of Earth as the most dangerous place in the galaxy, with humans being the only ones crazy enough to tame it. This thought brings fun ideas such as the idea of humans as super resilient space orcs, or the idea that aliens trying to invade Earth could be stopped by local wildlife. It's informative, fun, and somewhat self indulgent.

Tumblr story of Aliens being afraid of dangerous humans.
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Via Lisa C
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Maybe it's a weather balloon. Maybe it's a sky jellyfish. Maybe it's surprisingly convincing UFO footage. Too bad it's filmed vertically. Come on people! 

Favorite

Classic Sci-fi Tumblr Thread on How Humans are Team “Hold My Beer”

Being the center of attention in a lot of fantasy and sci-fi, human beings tend to enjoy a certain "je ne sais quoi" quality about them that lets them get away with amazing shit. In a discussion of humans in the Star Trek Universe specifically, this Tumblr thread went hard in the paint on what makes humans amazing and entertaining in that particular universe. It's a fun read and kinda makes you feel good to be human. In a similar vein of "humans are awesome," here's another thread on how humans are basically Space Orcs.

Tumblr thread about humans in sci fi and Star Trek are bold and insane people.
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Science Fiction Author Answers Every Possible Question About Using The Bathroom In Space

Turns out "potty talk" is way more fun when it's applied to space. Science Fiction/Fantasy Author Mary Robinette, managed to answer just about every possible question we could imagine when it comes to using the bathroom in space. If you've ever wondered what the smells are like up there far above the globe, or how it goes if you puke in space, you're in luck. This viral Twitter thread covers it all. 

cool author twitter smart social media knowledge space writing fun facts - 8867333
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

All The Best Area 51 Memes

We hope by now you've heard about the viral meme sensation that is "Storm Area 51." A joke of an event organized on Facebook that's already accumulated hundreds of thousands of people confirming to attend. We're thinking it's highly unlikely that any Kyles actually show up for this, but we will absolutely take all of the hilarious memes inspired by the event. Area 51 just wasn't ready for all these memes. 

The best Storm Area 51 Memes
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Over 200,000 People Are Signed Up To Storm Area 51 And The Memes Are Flowing

Area 51 might be dealing with a whole bunch of passionate, alien-seeking imbeciles on September 20th. Yes, there's a Facebook event called "Storm Area 51" that's going viral, and its intention is to organize a stampede of people to charge Area 51. We can only hope that this event is purely a joke, and all the rest of the world will ever see of it is a nice batch of spicy memes poking fun at the ludicrous idea of actually storming Area 51 in the first place. Some people just don't want to accept that those aliens just don't want to be discovered.

Further reading about Storming Area 51:

  1. LADbible article
  2. Alice 96.5 Might not realize it is a joke
  3. Redditor that can't sleep writes about how Storming Area 51 won't end well
  4. 4chan users in /pol/ getting excited by the size the Storm Area 51 joke has grown.

A viral Facebook event has over 200,000 people confirmed to storm Area 51.
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Elon Musk Tweets About Occupying Mars But It's Actually The Moon

An excited Elon Musk tweeted about how he's ready to occupy Mars, but the biggest problem was that what we're looking at in said tweet is actually a blood moon. I mean, that'd be dope too. But Twitter was ready to call him out for his funny little fail, and here we are. 

twitter FAIL elon musk Astronomy social media funny space - 8704005
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Elon Musk Gets Squashed On Twitter For Saying Artists Shouldn't Be Credited For Their Work

This one makes zero sense, Elon Musk. Was the intention with this series of incendiary tweets to get people riled up? That seems like the only possibility, cause people were bound to get all kinds of fired up. Don't credit artists...okay then Elon Musk, okay then. 

elon musk art without credit tweets
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Some people truly believe that the world is flat. Maybe this video will help put a stop to all that nonsense. 

Favorite

Astronomers Discover Something Buried Under The Moon, "Destiny" Fans Got Jokes

A recent study published online revealed that something is chilling about 186 miles beneath the surface of the Moon. The Twitter account for the "Destiny" video game had a point to make when CNN tweeted about it, and the thread that ensued was full of gems. 

Do we think this could be the start of something far more extraterrestrial than we ever thought possible? We should just leave that shit on the moon buried and alone. 

tweet by cnn about something buried under the moon's surface
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Flat Earther Logic In 17 Images To Make You A Believer

Are you ready to have your mind blown. But really, here's to hoping you enjoy these absolutely ridiculous Flat Earther proofs. Whether they actually change your outlook on whether the earth's a globe or flat, is up to you. 

Flat Earther Logic
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Twitter User Explains The Truth About Who Contributed What To The Black Hole Image

Let's not mess up the celebration of a miraculous human achievement. Twitter user Andrew Chael, was quick to call out people online who are taking away from the incredible achievement of his colleague, Katie Bouman. 

tweets about the black hole image that was the first picture of such a thing
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -