March 8, 1618

On This Date in! on this date in 1618, Johann Kepler discovered his third Law of Planetary Motion, which state that the square of the orbital period of a planet is proportional to the cube of the semi-major axis of its orbit. For those of us who are not astronomically inclined, this was some major shit-reckoning for the planetary scientists of the 17th century. For the rest of us, Kelper also discovered the 6th law of pub etiquette, which was “don’t try to drink a catholic priest under the table’ as alcohol is the only vice those rascals are allowed to have.

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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