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June 20, 2017

Very nice job with these Uranus headlines, everyone


This is an image of the planet Uranus taken by the spacecraft Voyager 2.

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.

A sampling:

"NASA wants to probe Uranus in search of gas" - BGR

"NASA searches Uranus for gas and finds 10 more Earth-like planets" - The London Economic

- "NASA wants to probe deeper into Uranus than ever before" - Metro

- "NASA Wants To Probe Uranus (And Possibly Neptune) For The First Time" - UPROXX

- "It’s time to explore Uranus and Neptune again — and here's how NASA could do it" - The Verge

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?