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September 25, 2006

Jim: Why Gemini Wears Boots

“Notice how each of the twelve constellations are precisely 30 degrees apart?” Ptolemy asked the old mathematician plowing through the scrolls on his new science of astrology.

Menelaus of Alexandria spat an olive pit into the garden. “But Hipparchus proved the sidereal year is more than just 360 days. How do you account for the extra days?”

Ptolemy grinned, “I kind of fudged a little with the actual dates and threw in a concept I call “cusp” to account for any missing days.”

And so the mound of stars under Taurus’ tail never took its rightful place in the zodiac.

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Posted by: Stacy at September 25, 2006 11:19 AM · Permalink

Ah, yes. Finally the proper homage to crap!

Posted by: Laurence Simon at September 25, 2006 11:44 AM · Permalink

Check before you post!