Thank you for making the numbers in your song accurate, Monty Python.
“Earth revolves at 900 miles an hour”
“Earth orbits around the sun at 19 miles a second”
“Nearby solar systems plus ours moves around the center of the Milky Way at 1,000,000 miles a day via 40,000 miles an hour”
“The Milky Way contains 100,000,000,000 stars”
“The Milky Way is 100,000 lightyears long”
“The centre of the Milky Way is 60,000 lightyears wide, but the spiral arm in which Sol is located is only 3,000 lightyears wide”
“We’re 30,000 lightyears from galactical central point”
“We orbit around said galactic central point every 200,000,000 years”
Almost all of these were legitimate answers to questions on my Astronomy final last semester, and thanks to Monty Python, I did well.
Must have been strange muttering and humming that song to myself while taking the exam, tho.
The Philosopher’s Song, on the other hand, was less useful to me in my philosophy exams…