Elon Musk Trolls Californians Who Were, Like, Totally, Confused By SpaceX Launch
Nuclear alien UFO from North Korea pic.twitter.com/GUIHpKkkp5— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 23, 2017
Musk's tweet inspired other users to respond with varying degrees of... well, see for yourself.
Why do Californians constantly talk like they're asking a question as they speak? https://t.co/jodFXgXTLD— Derek Gannon (@derekgannoncm6) December 23, 2017
Elon, could you explain to my mom if it's a rocket or not, and if so, why is it going horizontally? Your actions have caused me great distress sir. She won't stop speculating and being paranoid.— Gilbert Garcia (@Gilbertify) December 23, 2017
In fairness, the initial freakouts were probably justifiable: not everyone spends their days tracking space news, let alone local rocket launches, and the sight of the Falcon 9 was spectacular. The video below gives some indication of scale and context for those in Southern California who happened to be driving or looking up at the sky shortly after the launch.