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Phil Plait
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i have been blessed by the praying tardigrade ginger root
I have been blessed by the Praying Tardigrade ginger root. https://t.co/exFcS4l0EU
Phil Plait
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and just in case this link is one to keep handy after all mueller had to hand the report over to the fox stan
… and just in case, this link is one to keep handy. After all, Mueller had to hand the report over to the fox standing at the gates of the henhouse.
https://t.co/NuMxm8aLuc
Phil Plait
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also a reminder love what you love and let others love what they love
Also, a reminder:

Love what you love, and let others love what *they* love.

https://t.co/6ucy8ynmUS
Phil Plait
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its a good thing no one was home a house in uruguay was hit by a meteorite
It’s a good thing no one was home: A house in Uruguay was hit by a meteorite.

https://t.co/9jsm72a9Fd
Phil Plait
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i deleted my facebook account in november btw i do not miss it at all
I deleted my Facebook account in November, BTW. I do not miss it at all.

https://t.co/DzeTMm5eM7
Phil Plait
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reupping this because i just looked at this article again and well it s fine good even with light edits someti
Reupping this... because I just looked at this article again and, well, it's fine. Good, even, with light edits. Sometimes writing means distancing yourself from the words for a while so you can see them again with fresh eyes and and a better firing brain.
Phil Plait
BadAstronomer
im still chuckling over my own joke tbh
I’m still chuckling over my own joke TBH
Phil Plait
BadAstronomer
today is world puppetry day pic via
Today is World Puppetry Day.

https://t.co/TgMq91HsP6

[Pic via https://t.co/Li96e5wUC1]
Phil Plait
BadAstronomer
rt them link to them in articles suggest them as speakers panelists interviewees for tv radio podcasts
@2020science @ProfBrianCoxR @michiokakuT @Ehmee @thephysicsgirlt @drkikih @Sheril_e @RichardWisemanm, link to them in articles, suggest them as speakers/panelists/interviewees for TV/radio/podcasts.
Phil Plait
BadAstronomer
looks like spacex is gearing up for a second falconheavy launch in a couple of weeks
Looks like @SpaceX is gearing up for a second #FalconHeavy launch in a couple of weeks:

https://t.co/gUEGilmD1U

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Phil Plait
BadAstronomer
as a scientist a science communicator and a human being on earth let me be very clear there is no such thing a
As a scientist, a science communicator, and a human being on Earth, let me be very clear: There is no such thing as an alternative fact.
Phil Plait
BadAstronomer
no human on the planet has lived through a hotter july ever
No human on the planet has lived through a hotter July. Ever.

https://t.co/8kbT7Yo3Dh
Phil Plait
BadAstronomer
roses are red but that s not quite true they absorb every wavelength of the visible portion of the electromagn
Roses are red,
But that's not quite true,
They absorb every wavelength of the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum,
*Except* for that hue.
Phil Plait
BadAstronomer
need a total perspective shakeup thats the far side of the moon and the earth seen in a single shot by a chine
Need a total perspective shakeup?

That’s the far side of the Moon and the Earth seen *in a single shot* by a Chinese lunar satellite.

Yeah.

https://t.co/NIHqdLFCMU
Phil Plait
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i cant leave twitter tonight without reposting this credit me flatearth
I can’t leave Twitter tonight without reposting this. Credit: me.

#flatearth
Phil Plait
BadAstronomer
enjoy the lunar eclipse tonight flat earthers
Enjoy the lunar eclipse tonight, Flat Earthers!
Phil Plait
BadAstronomer
a lovely family portrait created by bhgross144
A lovely family portrait, created by @bhgross144.
Phil Plait
BadAstronomer
1 n this is quite seriously one of the most jaw dropping observations ive ever written about astronomers have
1/n This is quite seriously one of the most jaw-dropping observations I’ve ever written about:

Astronomers have detected material *just* over the edge of a black hole’s Point Of No Return.

https://t.co/A2ytjya4Uc
Phil Plait
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to everyone telling me to stop posting politics and stick with science no i cant and i wont
To everyone telling me to stop posting politics and stick with science:

NO. I can’t, and I won’t.

https://t.co/CEunFEH3NB
Phil Plait
BadAstronomer
today is the 309th day of 2017 there have been 377 mass shootings in the us this year so far
Today is the 309th day of 2017. There have been 377 mass shootings in the US this year.

So far.

https://t.co/zIPtdN9VdO
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