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‘The first astronauts to explore Uranus’ install commemorative plaque at their parents’ house

What a daring duo.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Aug 26, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 4:20 am CDT

If there’s one way to celebrate your non-existent accomplishments, installing a plaque on a rock at your parents’ house is it.

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Brothers Harper and Dylan Reed went for a classic space joke: Uranus. But instead of just tricking someone into saying the planet’s unfortunate name, they really knocked it out of the solar system. They have dubbed themselves the first astronauts to explore the gas giant and gifted their parents with a special rock that will forever commemorate the brothers’ harrowing mission.

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Harper shared photos of the joke on Twitter.

It looked like no easy feat. They had to transport the rock with a moving truck and use a chain harness to position the monument in their parents’ front yard.

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Was it worth all this work? Uh, hell yeah. Imagine all the neighbors coming up to read the plaque only to be trolled by this piece of art.

We wish the Harper brothers good luck on their future space explorations. 

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*First Published: Aug 26, 2016, 4:45 am CDT