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The funniest takes from the 2017 solar eclipse

The solar eclipse of 2017 has a lot of firsts.

It's the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in 99 years.

It's the first total eclipse in the continental United States since 1979.

And it's the first big solar eclipse since Facebook, Twitter and other social networks have been around.

Naturally, the Internet reacted in some amazing and funny ways.

  1. The moon blocked the sun on Twitter. 

2. People made their own "Eclipse" glasses. 

Whoop.. no more stressing.. got my Eclipse glasses for tomorrow! Got mine from Dollar General.. if you hurry up and get there you might can get you a pair!! 😂😂😂 #eclipse

Posted by Sandy Harrelson-Walsh on Sunday, August 20, 2017

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3. Some people made their own "homemade eclipse."

Absolutely breathtaking. #eclipse #eclipse2017 #greatamericaneclipse #Miami

A post shared by Capt. Johnny (@soflbrgoverload) on

4.  Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" beat "Despacito" on iTunes. 

5. The solar eclipse became a tasty marketing ploy.


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