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Tumblr Pulls Some Choice Apollo 11 Quotes

While everyone involved in the moon landing knew the impact of what they were doing, you couldn't expect them to be all business all the time. When you think about it, a trip to the moon is a lot like a long car ride with your bro. Tumblr remarks on some of the less on-brand quotes from the Apollo 11 mission. For some other interesting junk, here's a tumblr thread on the fastest manhole cover ever, the first soldier to take way too many military grade amphetamines as well as some other nuggets of gold from Tumblr's busy brains.

Tumblr thread of silly Apollo 11 quotes | Actual quotes Apollo 11 mission: Collins like enter Aldrin oatmeal eating contest next time Bruce McCandless Mission Control Is he pretty good at Collins: He's doing his share up here. McCandless: Let's see all just finished meal not long ago, too, didn't Aldrin still eating. McCandless: Okay. Does Collins: He's on his-he's on his 19th bowl.
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It's fun to see a military commander detail his experiences with unidentified phenomenon, while flying those skies. Seems like he actually might've seen some strange stuff up there. You be the judge. 

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While Larry is talking to astronauts using a ham radio, I still struggle to get my bluetooth headphones to work properly. Way to go, Larry. Apparently he was able to make contact with an astronaut named Serena Aunon, who was on board the International Space Station. Way cool. 

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That's not a green screen. James Burke had to do this take with perfect timing, and the crew had to get everything right on the money. The result is pretty badass.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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! 

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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. 

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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
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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.
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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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