Friday, December 5, 2008

Brahe's Golden Schnoz

With a golden nose, a pet moose, and a clairvoyant dwarf named Jepp at his disposal, Tycho Brahe managed somehow to find the time to make the most accurate astronomical observations of his time.

He also made a blunder or two (erm, for instance, doing his best to prove that the sun does in fact orbit the earth; a fact that 1/5 of Americans still believe today), but for this, I for one am willing to forgive him. I'm not certain if that inclination stems from the vast scientific advancements that CAN be chalked up to him, or from the moose. Either way.


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