Thursday, March 13, 2008

Today In History: ...and they've regretted the name ever since.

On this date in 1781, William Herschel, without even using his hands or a map, found Uranus.

7 comments:

Marko said...

"I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all."

Tam said...

"What'd they change it to?"

doubletrouble said...

I still remember, back in the 80s I think, when I saw the headline in a newspaper,

"There May Be Rings Around Uranus".

Those dirty rings! I've tried scrubbing...

angus lincoln said...

Too funny! Every once in a while it's fun to ride the wayback machine Mr. Peabody!

Bob in Houston said...

"Urectum"

Anonymous said...

rectum? Damn near killed em.

Assrot said...

As long as he found Uranus and not Myanus, we're all good. You can handle yourself it seems so I'll leave you to deal with Uranus issues.

:-)

Joe