24 August 2006

Pluto

There are no longer nine planets that orbit our sun.
We are now back down to eight.

In other news,
Our Solar System has been attacked by the Galactic Empire,
The Death Star has begun the systematic annihilation of this system.
Citizens are advised to panic and run wild in the streets.

Just Kidding,
But we are down to eight planets.
Scientists have come up with a new set of standards that a celestial body must meet before being granted Planet status.
And Pluto didn't make it.

The funny part about this whole thing,
Is the way I found out about this,

I was sitting in German Class,
Doing the Language Lab.
I had finished my work 20 minutes early,
So I jumped on the web and watched a recording of the 5’oclock news from Germany.
I was piecing together what they were saying,
When it hit me

Yeah,
I found this out in German.

9 comments:

Palm boy said...

Aye, the Earth is now, or soon will be, under an assult.

Like they say, history repeats itself.

Redwalldebater said...

Now that is ironic...

~*Joyzey*~ said...

Hum, I just found out in Biology this week that they were adding 3 more. So we'd have 12 instead of 9. So would it be 11 now?... And how long has the debate over pluto being a planet or not been going on for?

TheEarthCanBeMoved said...

Yeah,
That's kind of why they did it.
Apparently,
If Pluto qualifies as a planet,
There are 36+ other celestial bodies that are planets too.

TheEarthCanBeMoved said...

And there's also debate on wether or not Jupiter is technically a planet.
Go figure.

Anonymous said...

So the largest body in our particular Solar System is not a planet? That would be a weird concept. So what do they plan to call it? The large orange thing?

Palm boy said...

A large orange ball o' fluff would be my name.

And Saturn would be Changed to Sauron, as it is the Lord of the Rings.

~*Joyzey*~ said...

*LOL @ Palm Boy*

Anonymous said...

wow...you know that much german already?