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  •  BTW did you know that "Pluto" is an acronym? (1+ / 0-)
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    It stands for Percival Lowell Underwrote Tombaugh's Observations. :D Even back in 1930 scientists knew to toss some notoriety in the direction of them as write (or wrote) the checks, to make sure they keep coming...

    (Seriously, part of the rationale for the name was that Clyde Tombaugh found the runt using a blink comparator at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff AZ. Not only does the name start with Percival Lowell's initials, its (dwarf)planetary symbol is a commingling of them.)

    BALTIMORE RAVENS--SUPER BOWL XLVII CHAMPIONS! WOOO-HOOO!

    by Uncle Cosmo on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 11:08:18 AM PDT

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