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Planets Renamed -- April Fool's Day, 2004
CBBC (Children's BBC) announced that astronomers had decided to rename the planets in the Solar System after characters from the Lord of the Rings. The Earth would henceforth be known as Gandalf. Mars would become Frodo. Pluto would be known as Sauron, and even the Moon would receive a new name: Gollum.



April Fool Categories: Space and Astronomy, 2004, BBC.
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