WASHINGTON — If you’re — well, of a certain age, you remember that the
crowning achievement of landing on the Moon was soon followed by people
everywhere using the landmark as a measure of our own foibles.
“We can put a man on the Moon,” people would say, “but we can’t …” followed by
any task that remained frustratingly elusive: “cure the common cold,” “make a
ketchup bottle that opens,” and many more.
Well, a group of scientists landed a spacecraft on a comet on Wednesday, and
in the age of Twitter, it took just took a few hours for the process to repeat
Some of CNN’s favorites, and ours:
#wecanlandonacometbutwecant flush the toilet when someone's
in the shower
— ♡ Heroine Hippie ♡ (@NeensNicole_) November 13,
#WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant stop saying Hump Day on Wednesdays.
— racing dead wonka (@NASCAR_Wonka) November 12,
#WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant believe it's not butter.
— Emma Daisy Groome (@EmmaDGroome) November 14,
hashtag that can take an apostrophe #WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant
— boothby graffoe
(@boobygraffoe) November 14,
Pirro-Tenney (@Pirroette) November 13,
— The Week (@TheWeek) November 14,