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Dismal Days or Penguin Days? That is the question!

If the long hot summer days are called the “dog days” of summer, what should we call the damp, dreary, frosty days of winter? How about the “penguin days” of winter? 421 more words


Castor and Pollux

These two stars are a case of the myths fitting the reality, since Pollux is the brighter (17th brightest) while Castor languishes at 23rd. Since many versions of the Classical story of the Heavenly Twins made Castor the mortal one, it seems fitting that his star is slightly dimmer. 734 more words


Pollux Straightforward

Those guarantees of neutrality of 1839 failed to prevent the invasion of Belgium by Germany in 1914, leading Britain to enter the First World War. British troops would continue fighting in Belgium throughout the course of the war (see Western Front (World War I)). 154 more words


The Constellation Gemini Myth


The origins of some constellation myths are heavily debated. Gemini mythology, luckily, is pretty straightforward.

By all accounts, the twins represented in Gemini mythology are Castor and Pollux of Greek mythology. 245 more words