Friday, August 12, 2005

Whenever Life Gets You Down, Mrs. Brown...

Today's link: A Study of the Galaxy Song by Eric Idle. I once calculated the orbital velocity of the Earth to check the figure for it in this song, myself, and it's nice to see that I'm not the only one who's that big of a nerd. (For the record, 19 miles/second is, indeed, correct.) I recently read Idle's Greedy Bastard Diary, in which he mentions that he's periodically updated the figures in the song to keep up with current knowledge, thus proving that the guy cares more about scientific accuracy than, say, all the writers of Star Trek: Voyager combined.

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