National Geographic bends to the will of the BABlog

National Geographic bends to the will of the BABlog

National Geographic bends to the will of the BABlog

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Nov. 20 2006 12:56 PM

National Geographic bends to the will of the BABlog

Last month I wrote that National Geographic was considering putting Saturn on its cover. The problem was, they were mulling over two other far less interesting and far less important issues: the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker (a bird? Compared to an entire planet? Woodpeckers don't even have rings), and some tiny country in Europe or Asia or someplace. I forget which one.

Clearly, NatGeo has made the wise and inevitable choice to put Saturn on its cover.

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