Pluto has been demoted

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Pluto has been demoted

Postby spooky girlfriend » Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:52 am

The planet, not the dog.

Gee, you turn your back for a minute to do a few errands and a planet loses its good standing. Now there's only 8!

From CNN: Pluto demoted

Leading astronomers have declared that Pluto is no longer a planet, approving new guidelines that downsize the solar system from nine planets to eight. The International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of the planetary status it has held since its discovery in 1930.

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Postby BlueChair » Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:58 am

Not too surprising considering it was never much more than a ball of ice. Kind of contrary to reports last week though that said the solar system may increase to 12 or 13 planets.
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Postby El Vez » Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:25 am

While we're at it; Asia's too crowded, Europe's too old, Africa's far too hot and Canada's too cold.

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Postby miss buenos aires » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:32 pm

Great, now I have to come up with a whole new mnemonic. My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us...Nothing.

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Postby Extreme Honey » Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:13 am

Yeah tell me about it, I wonder if American Airlines will give me refund?
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Postby Mr. Average » Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:48 am

However, the far left will continue to call it "home".
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:19 am

We should demote a few countries too whilst we're at it.
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Postby mood swung » Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:37 am

now I have to come up with a whole new mnemonic. My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us...Nothing.


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Postby Goody2Shoes » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:50 am

Mr. Average wrote:However, the far left will continue to call it "home".


And right-wingers will, of course, continue to reside on Uranus.
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Postby Mr. Average » Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:23 am

Goody2Shoes wrote:
Mr. Average wrote:However, the far left will continue to call it "home".


And right-wingers will, of course, continue to reside on Uranus.


Only our summer homes and our SUV's. However, I keep my cigar humidor at sea level on Mars.
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Postby King Hoarse » Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:53 am

Finally! I've always hated Pluto.
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Postby Mechanical Grace » Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:50 pm

Fans of the film Office Space (or opponents of Pluto) may find this amusing. I thought it was hilarious, but then, I'm kind of a dork.

http://www.sciam.com/podcast/

Open the current (August 30) edition and go almost to the end-- at around 18:25. You may have to download it to iTunes unless you want to listen to the whole thing, I'm not sure.


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