January 5, 2005

On January 5, 2005, a team of astronomers discovered the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, Eris. The astronomers, Michael Brown, Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz even estimated that it was more massive than the planet Pluto. When Pluto heard the news, it gasped in fear, as though a goose had walked over its grave. Sure enough, in 2006, Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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