8.25.2006

Eight is Enough??????

Have you heard the latest??? Poor Pluto has been demoted--and I'm not talking about the Disney dog. The "heavenly body" is no longer considered a planet.

Check out the full story at www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,210275,00.html

Do the powers-that-be realize the ramifications of this decision?? Now everything I learned about the planets in school is null and void. Remember the cheesy song they taught us "My very educated mother just served us nine pizza pies." How else would we remember the planets in order--Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Errr--forget Pluto now, I guess.

So now we have to come up with an entirely new song: "My very educated mother just served us nougat." or maybe "My very educated mother just served us nectarines." Nope, it's just not the same. Poor Pluto.

1 comment:

crowsnest said...

Jen, I hadn't had a chance to let you know I've checked out your site, and it's wonderful.

As for the planets - you can just imagine the absolute disbelief, shock, and total unwillingness to concur with those scientists. Mind you, we've had to research this a bit - and supposedly only 300 of 2,500 of these "scientists" agreed to toss poor Pluto. It might not be a dead issue. As far as Daniel is concerned - Pluto will ALWAYS be a planet. ;)