Man Annoyed That He Probably Won't Get To See Halley's Comet Again

Written by Monkey Woods

Sunday, 20 October 2019

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Comets: almost as hard to see as they are to describe

A man that is interested in seeing things has said that he is upset and annoyed that, in all likelihood, he won't get to see Halley's Comet again.

Moys Kenwood, 56, was born in 1963, and, as the comet is not expected again until 28 July 2061 when he would be 98, it looks as if the 1986 opportunity might have been his last.

Even that visitation, however, was almost impossible to see for most people, and astronomers confirm that the comet was the least visible it had been in over 2,000 years in 1986.

Kenwood was beside himself:

"Just my luck!" he raged. "That just about sums things up for me!"

Livid as he was, Kenwood should not despair. Mark Twain was born two weeks after Halley's Comet was visible in 1835, and the satirist predicted in his autobiography that, as he had "come in with it", he fully expected to also "go out with it", which he did, one day after its next visit in 1910.

Kenwood was also hopping mad that he was too small to remember the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.

"It never rains but it pours!" he said, sardonically.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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