June 20, 2017
In case you missed the news, NASA is looking at the possibility of exploring the planets of Uranus and Neptune in order to sample their gasses and other elements to get a better feel for how they fit into our solar system.
Uranus, of course, sounds like "your anus," and the planet could be searched by NASA for gas. Like farts. Get it?
In turn, we were blessed with getting-away-with-making-butt-jokes headlines from several media outlets.
• "NASA searches Uranus for gas and finds 10 more Earth-like planets" - The London Economic
These, of course, were a bit milder than the March headline from Gizmodo that declared "Uranus Smells Like Farts."
All of this is childish, yes. But if you can't find Uranus jokes funny, what does make you laugh?