Russian meteor memes abound as America woke to news of unexpected incident, and Twitter and the social web reacted to the bizarre event with tweets, funny pics and link shares as news circulated.
Russian meteor memes circulated after the Russian meteor injured hundreds, but no one was killed in the surprise incident. The relatively mild result enabled the microblogging site to freely crack jokes, share humorous images and discuss the rare event.
As Twitter reacts to the Russian meteor with memes, several of the most retweeted sentiments were as follows:
That Russian meteor footage is a nice reminder that we’re flying through the universe in an organic spaceship with no roof.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) February 15, 2013
RT @setiinstitute: SETI Research F. Marchis’ thoughts on the #RussianMeteor the next step to avoid a future disaster bit.ly/VlEyEf
— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) February 16, 2013
1.8 million square feet of windows broken during Russian meteor explosion | bloom.bg/11KoOzM
— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) February 16, 2013
Updating with all the video of the Russian meteor impacts from this morning. Most complete video roundup right now. gizmodo.com/5984476/meteor…
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) February 15, 2013
Showed @monkatz a video of the Russian meteor and then of the screaming goats. She thought the goats were reacting to the meteor. 4 real.
— Eric Gosselin (@TheEricGosselin) February 16, 2013
Users also shared Russian meteor compilation videos, due to the prevalence of “dash cams,” and this extensive footage of the event in Russia:
Incredible Russian Meteor compilation video youtube.com/watch?v=6073eR…
— Loic Le Meur (@loic) February 15, 2013
Chilling Video Shows Office During Russian Meteor Attack: The ubiquity of cameras in Russia ensures that we’ll… bit.ly/12Lb4iV
— Curt Jones (@curtjonestweets) February 15, 2013
And Russian meteor memes were born:
What was your favorite Russian meteor tweet as Twitter reacts?