Gigglebit: Ireland as seen from the International Space Station

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Astronaut Alexander Gerst works on a "cocktail (that) might include next-generation drugs against multi-resistant bacteria" aboard the International Space Station. Photo via Alexander Gerst's Twitter account

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Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today we share a photo of Ireland – home of Siliconrepublic.com – that astronaut Alexander Gerst snapped from aboard the International Space Station. He then shared the photo with his roughly 181,000 followers on Twitter on 2 November, and the image has drawn 634 retweets and 895 Favourites at time of writing.

What stands out about Gerst’s photo of Ireland from space is the angle – the island appears to have been flipped onto its right side, with counties Cork and Kerry at the top left.

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