March 7, 1979

On This Date in! in 1979, while examining photographs taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft, it was discovered just like Saturn, Jupiter had a ring around it. When scientists were asked what this meant, they replied that this had to mean that Jupiter was the man as its ring was small and barely viewable and that Saturn had to be the woman as its ring was large and glorious. The reporters then asked real scientist what it meant that Jupiter had a ring, they replied that they would know more if Uranus and Neptune had rings and until they had more information, anything they said would be speculation. Besides, the scientists reported that the majority of the planets were known to be male as they all had male names, except for Venus and Earth, which were known to be female, hence the feminine names.

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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