Quantcast

Latest Minnesota Planetarium Society Stories

2df4406feb660180765a40569258bb191
2011-01-14 09:10:00

What's your sign? No, that's not a bad pick-up line. Rather, it's a question that a lot of people think they know the answer to--but, according to scientists, they would be wrong. The zodiac star signs were created some 2,000 years ago, according to what Minnesota Planetarium Society board member Parke Kunkle told the Chicago Sun Times on Friday. However, the star signs that most people associate themselves with based on their birthdays may be inaccurate, thanks to the moon's gravitational...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
Related