History is full of conspiracy theories. This week, special guest Kevin Sutorius joins us as we focus on conspiracy theories from recent history. Follow us on Twitter @Nerdonomy, and don’t forget to check out the new Nerdonomy.com!
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So what’s big, rocky, round and sits between Mars and Jupiter? If you’re scratching your head right now, don’t worry. Your 7th grade science teacher didn’t teach you about it because it wasn’t deemed worthy, but there is something out there.
On January 1, 1801, the Mathematician, Astronomer, and Catholic priest of the Theatine order, Father Giuseppe Piazzi, made a startling discovery. An object first thought to be a star (one of 7,646 that he cataloged in his career) was observed moving against a field of its fixed cosmic kin. To verify his findings Piazzi spent 3 more days making observations. What had he found? Well according to him it must have been a comet – a large ball of dust and ice, traveling through the solar system like a cosmic drifter. Only that’s what he felt comfortable telling the public. His instincts told a different story, as we can tell from a letter sent to his friend, Barnaba Oriani:
What’s happening, Nerds!? That’s right; I am back! I miss you all dearly, but I am having a great time working on my short film. I’ll have a blog for you about our progress soon! Thanks for the support!
I’m coming to you, out of my hiatus, to spread the despicable word of Walter White. Oh you’ve not heard of this man? Well please, invite me in for some lemonade and I will tell all I know.