'What about oil, vodka & WI-FI?' Social media mocks NASA water discovery on Mars
After NASA announced it has found liquid water on Mars, crowds of social media users took to Twitter to poke fun at the discovery. But some earthlings were obviously quizzical and even mocked the Martian sensation.
It's great that they discovered water on Mars and all but for real, how's the Wi-Fi?— Jo King (@sydney_dicenso) September 28, 2015
So they've found water on Mars, all they need now is beer and Wi-Fi and they can consider me a tenant.— BLACK EYED PEEZ (@kvpeezy) September 28, 2015
Wake me up when Mars has vodka.— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) September 28, 2015
I could have told you water was on mars years ago... pic.twitter.com/U0Qqyuuv8W— Austin (@Pamaj) September 28, 2015
My husband just asked if they found a drinking fountain on Mars. #marriedlife— Susan Orlean (@susanorlean) September 28, 2015
Now that we know Mars has water, I'm REALLY hoping Mars also has space sharks.— Joseph Lamont (@lamont_joseph) September 29, 2015
Users joked that Nestle already has designs on the resources of the Red Planet and quipped it may set up its HQ on Mars.
Nestle at their headquarters claim all the water on Mars belongs to them and water is not a Martian right. pic.twitter.com/TbR3jxMltn— Chris (@ChristosDallas_) September 28, 2015
And maybe Starbucks has already opened some Mars outlets. Martian sugar-free coffee anyone?
Other started discussing the price of real estate on the planet. Well, if you have water, you can probably have spas, swimming pools and fresh vegetables – everything you need for a healthy lifestyle.
Real estate boom on Mars starts NOW.— Susan Orlean (@susanorlean) September 28, 2015
Water shows prospects of life on Mars, say scientists. Delhi real estate brokers are looking for the Embassy of Mars. Sasta plots soon.— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) September 29, 2015
Others wondered if now Mars has more water than California where the drought now is the worst in 500 years, according to scientists.
Even American actor Aaron Paul, known for his role in the famous Breaking Bad series said he is ready to play with aliens on the Red Planet. The question is will Jesse Pinkman be ‘breaking bad’ on Mars, too?
Some users are more interested in fossil fuels than water and ask whether scientists have found oil on Mars, too?
Wait'll they find oil on Mars. THEN things will get serious. #MarsAnnouncement— Roy Edroso (@edroso) September 28, 2015
Questions about extraterrestrials also cropped up: is smart-mouthed alien Alf living there?
There were users who learned of the news with great concern and even fear – they are those who watched a Doctor Who episode, called ‘The Waters of Mars’, where the Red Planet’s water contained a virus which is fatal for humanity and turns the infected into zombies.
Ok, cool they found water on Mars. But, have we learned nothing from Doctor Who?! pic.twitter.com/zVtCr9bkr3— Christina (@expired_data) September 29, 2015
Well, at least Google has been impressed by the discovery and introduced a Google Doodle to celebrate it.
“We felt compelled to honor such an exciting discovery with a Doodle, and staring at satellite images of Mars for inspiration made Doodler Nate Swinehart really, really thirsty,” Google said in a statement.