Thursday, 1 April 2010

Fantastic Famous Fools!

I have a lot of respect for Patrick Moore, famous astrologer. He announced on BBC Radio 2 that on this day in 1976 at 9:47 AM, a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event was going to occur that listeners could experience in their very own homes!

Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, temporarily causing a gravitational alignment that would lessen the Earth’s gravity. If they jumped in the air at the exact moment that this planetary gravitational effect occurred, they would experience a strange floating sensation. BBC2 received hundreds of phone calls from listeners claiming to have felt the sensation; one woman claimed she and her eleven friends had risen from their chairs and floated around the room! (Info: it or not, this blog is not an April Fool; he really did pull this joke off!

Page dedicated to Tsammy - my favourite fool, on his hatchday! Luff you lizard!

Also, the picture (from Wikicommons) is also not an April Fool; it's a photograph of Aurora Borealis from the International Space Station - too pretty to miss out on!

Related Quote of the Day: “Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”- The BBC have a great sense of humour, having shown the Spaghetti Tree joke on Panorama, prompting thousands of callers to ring in asking how to grow their own trees.

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