Water Discovered on Mars; California Drought Jokes Flood In
"Oh great... now Mars even has more water than Los Angeles."
NASA on Monday announced there is likely flowing water on the surface of Mars, and as soon as most people were done marveling at the news, they pointed at California and laughed.
Scientists at NASA believe they have confirmed that water intermittently flows on the surface of the red planet, which could mean that life once existed there or possibly still does exist.
Social media came alive with people speculating about what this could mean for the age old question: "Are we alone in the universe?"
After that moment of wonder passed, it was time to stick it to California, which is experiencing a record-breaking drought.
Even celebrities took jabs.
Oh great... now Mars even has more water than Los Angeles.— Derek Haas (@derekhaas) September 28, 2015
I’m trying to get excited by the discovery of water on Mars. I wish they found it in California.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) September 28, 2015
California is probably so jealous of Mars right now.— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) September 28, 2015
So there's no water in California but there's a shit ton of it on Mars?!— Ethan Embry (@EmbryEthan) September 28, 2015
STOP CALLING DIBS ON THE MARS WATER, CALIFORNIA— John Scalzi (@scalzi) September 28, 2015
How does Mars have more water than Los Angeles— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) September 28, 2015
Non-celebrities also had some pretty good one-liners at California's expense.
BREAKING: California farmer uses all of Mars's water to grow three almonds.— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) September 28, 2015
Of course, there were some good jokes that didn't take a shot at the Golden State.
Water on Mars? Not impressed. Baywatch on Mars? Impressed.— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) September 28, 2015
Water found on Mars. Perfectly timed with the release of the Matt Damon movie The Martian this weekend. That is some serious marketing.— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) September 28, 2015
This totally means Mars vapes.— Daniel Kibblesmith (@kibblesmith) September 28, 2015
There's no sugar coating it - I am incredibly angry about Mars water— rob delaney (@robdelaney) September 28, 2015