Reporting Jason DeRusha
The word from some Minnesota astronomers this week is that the horoscope is all wrong. So is it? And does the president carry a wallet? Tonight we’re hitting Reply All to your Good Question e-mails.
What should my friend do to her Virgo tattoo now that she’s a Leo? – Brock, St. Paul
The original signs of the horoscope and dates that correspond were charted thousands of years ago. Now that the earth has shifted its rotation, a Minneapolis Astronomer is saying it’s out of alignment.
We’ve known that for some time. Traditional astrologers will still use the old signs, so keep that old tattoo.
When did we start having middle names? – 10-Year-Old Davy Urke, Northfield
Middle Names didn’t become common in English-speaking countries until after the Civil War. Just three of our first 17 presidents had middle names.
What started it? As the population got more clustered into cities, more people had the same name. So it was a way for people to not get mixed up with others of the same name.
Does the President carry a wallet? – Lee Bernick, Lakeville
President George W. Bush was asked in 2005 what was in his pockets. There was a handkerchief and that’s it. He said, “no money, no wallet.”
We’re not sure about President Obama. He certainly doesn’t need money because the White House staff is always around and they carry the credit cards.