December 25th, 1642, Julian calendar, Sir Isaac Newton is born. Jesus, on the other hand, was actually born in the summer. His birthday was moved to coincide with the traditional Pagan holiday that celebrated the Winter Solstice with lit fires and slaughtered goats. Which, frankly, sounds like more fun than 12 hours of church with my mother followed by a fruitcake. –Merry Newtonmas, everyone!
Come on, Howard, the odds of us picking up girls in a bar are practically zero. –OK, really? Are you familiar with the Drake Equation? –The one that estimates the odds of making contact with extraterrestrials by calculating the product of an increasingly restrictive series of fractional values such as those stars and planets, and those planets likely to develop life: N = R* × ƒp × ne × ƒl × ƒi × ƒc × L? –Yeah. That one.