rachelbearenson so turns out the guy who discovered uranus originally wanted to name it george just imagine a planet called George mercury venus earth mars jupiter saturn GEORGE taarya wait so what happened next? someone was so annoyed at the idea that said 'even your anus would be a better name than george' or hipopatmus Actually there's a reason for why it's named Uranus William Herschel the man who discovered Uranus wanted to name it Georgium Sidus or George's Star after King George IIl of England But that didn't rest well with other countries so new names were brought up It would have been named Neptune but a German Astronomer named Johann Bode argued it should be named Uranus Uranus is a derivative of the Greek god of the Sky Ouranos He argues since Saturn was Jupiter's father Ouranos who indirectly is Saturn's actually Cronus his Greek counterpart's father Then Bode's colleague Martin Klaproth aided him by naming an element he recently discovered Uranium Fun fact Uranus is the only major planet who is named after a Greek god instead of a Roman one Long story short the name Uranus won out and the poor guy was German he didn't know how it was going to sound in English and there we have it Uranus Meme
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