Today I learned about the sci-fi novel "Across the Zodiac" by Percy Greg published in 1880, notable for being the first instance of an alien language in an English novel, the first recorded instance of "astronaut", and the progenitor of the "sword-and-planet" genre of science fiction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
The zodiac is wrong because Earth's precession has altered the position of the constellations we see today, effectively shifting the dates of the zodiac. There's a 13th constellation the Babylonians left out, Ophiuchus, which was inconvenient but now relevant 2,500 years later in our night sky.. spaceplace.nasa.gov/starf…
China has a 60-year (Sexagenary) cycle on top of its 12-year (Zodiac) cycle, with 2020 being the start of a cursed "Branch". 1900- middle of the Boxer Rebellion (~100,000 casualties) and 1960 - middle of the Great Chinese Famine (with casualties ranging from 15 to 45 million) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex…
The Queen logo, called the Queen crest, was designed by Freddie Mercury himself, who held a degree in graphic design. The logo combines the zodiac signs of the four band members. goodlogo.com/extended.inf…
Zodiac symbols also correspond to alchemy processes and were part of a larger system of symbols that were used as notation in proto-chemistry formulas in the early modern period en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc…
The upcoming Chinese Zodiac year can be considered either the year of the rat or the year of the mouse, as the zodiac symbol used makes no distinction between the two. Other years are also similarly ambiguous. chinesefortunecalendar.co…
In 1966, Japan's birth rate saw a sharp decline because it was a "hinoe uma" year in the Zodiac. Representing the 43rd combination of the sexagenary cycle, translating literally to "fire horse," this was seen an omen that girls born in this year were destined to kill their future husbands. nytimes.com/1987/01/15/wo…
In 1970, a pizzeria owner tried to catch the Zodiac Killer by filming a movie about him and hosting a premiere party in San Francisco, in the hope that the actual killer would show up to see it mentalfloss.com/article/5…
There has been debate about adding a 13th zodiac sign, Ophiuchus, because some believe the signs are no longer accurate time.com/5315377/are-zodi…
The words β€œzoo” and β€œzodiac” both derive from the Latin β€œzo-β€œ, meaning β€œanimal”. The zodiac is a circle of animals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In Japan, your blood type is treated like your Zodiac sign is in the West, but they're even more serious about it. "What's your blood type?" is a common question to be asked, and there are even blood type horoscopes, etc. blog.gaijinpot.com/blood-…
We are under the Constellation Cetus for one day, March 14th every year, making it the shortest zodiac period on the scientific solar Zodiac classroomastronomer.com/z…
In Japan, there is a belief that your blood type determines your personality and compatibility similar to Zodiac sign or Astrology. tofugu.com/japan/japanese…
Two of the Zodiac killer’s ciphers have been cracked, but the last two codes still remain unbroken. One of which apparently contains the killer’s name, which he sent in a letter to the police to taunt them. history.com/news/the-zodi…
The shortest song to ever reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart is "Stay (just a little bit longer)" by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs at 1 minute and 36 seconds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Zodiac Aerospace proposed reducing economy class seat pitch to 27 inches via new slim seats to add up to 15 more passengers on an Airbus A320. runwaygirlnetwork.com/201…
Today I learned of the Darian calendar, which is designed for use on Mars and has 24 months. The months are named after constellations in the Zodiac, in Latin and Sanskrit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Freddie Mercury, having attended art college, designed Queens 'crest'. The logo combines the zodiac signs of all four members: two lions for Leo, a crab for Cancer, and two fairies for Virgo wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_…
The last cipher from the Zodiac Killer, a 340 character code sent to newspapers in 1969, remains unsolved. zodiackillerciphers.com/w…
Asking someone their Chinese zodiac is considered a polite way to learn their age ted.com/talks/shaolan_the…
Investigators are trying to analyse the Zodiac Killer's stamp for possible DNA en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zod…
Robert Downey Jr. pissed in jars and left them lying around the set of "Zodiac" to protest not having enough time to go to his trailer and relax. dlisted.com/2012/08/11/rd…
The great-great-great-great grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, James Platten Vanderbilt, was producer/writer of Slender Man, the Amazing Spiderman, and Zodiac. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Today I learned about the Voynich manuscript, a 15th-century codex written in a code/language that has never been deciphered, and illustrations of the zodiac, herbs, astrology and naked women that likewise can't be explained. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voy…
David Fincher's 'Zodiac' was so realistic it creeped out the killer’s real-life survivors youtube.com/watch?v=Lb75E…
Toschi Station on Tatooine was named after David Toschi, one of the lead investigators of the Zodiac Killer because George Lucas was fascinated by the case. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
There is a long forgotten 13th sidereal zodiac sign, Ophuchicus "the snake holder" Nov. 29-Dec. 17. It was cut out by the Babylonians who wanted 12 signs for compatibility with their base 60 number system. newsfeed.time.com/2011/01…
The Vietnamese Zodiac has the Cat zodiac instead of the Rabbit, unlike other East Asian Zodiacs. thingsasian.com/story/vie…
George Lucas named Tosche Station (where Luke wants to get his Power Converters) after the lead detective on The Zodiac Killer case, Dave Toschi. Lucas had felt the San Francisco detective had been unfairly judged in his handling of the case. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
While filming Zodiac, Robert Downey Jr would discreetly pee into jars and leave them in corners of the set as protest for not getting enough break time. nypost.com/p/pagesix/down…
Of the 4 cryptograms the Zodiac killer sent to newspapers in the Bay Area, only 1 has been solved en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zod…
The Zodiac killer's final letter was a review of the film The Exorcist wherein he described it as "the best saterical comidy [sic] that I have ever seen" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zod…
Today I learned of the Kobe Child Murders. In May 1997, a Japanese student was beheaded and further mutilated before being left in front of an elementary school with a note in similar style to the American Zodiac Killings. A 14-year-old boy was arrested and confessed to a similar murder that occurred in March en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kob…
Dave Toschi, the S.F.P.D. inspector that led the Zodiac Killer case, was an inspiration for Steve McQueen's character/style in Bullitt and Clint Eastwood's character in Dirty Harry. George Lucas also named Tosche station on Tatooine in his honor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
The Earth's axis "wobbles", causing us to move through the 12 signs of the Zodiac over a period of ~26,000 years. The Acient Egyptians knew about it and it's called a Great Year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
A common superstition in Japan is that blood type is an indicator of a person's personality; similar to the Western belief in the Signs of the Zodiac funatikel.com/japanesehor…
The "Zodiac" serial killer sent in total four cryptograms/ciphers along with his letters. To this day, only one has been definitively solved and even this one, only partially. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zod…
The word zodiac comes from the ancient Greek for "circle of little animals" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zod…
The largest structure in the universe is called the Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall. It's astronomical size spans from 5.4 billion light-years to 18 billion light-years across and covers the region from BoΓΆtes to as far as the Zodiac constellation of Gemini. iflscience.com/space/what…
George Hill Hodel Jr. was a suspect in the Black Dahlia murder, which remains unsolved. After he died, his son, a homicide detective, wanted to learn more about his father. His investigation led him to believe his father was guilty of the Black Dahlia murder and possibly even the Zodiac killer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
If the Zodiac were to reflect astronomical reality, there should be a 13th sign for the constellation Ophiuchus. Also, due to Earth's wobble of the past 2000 years, the signs are currently a month off. livescience.com/9292-wobb…
The Zodiac watch company was once considered on par with luxury brands like Rolex, but faded away partly because the infamous Zodiac Killer used the company's logo as his signature in his letters. hodinkee.com/blog/a-week-…
During the filming of Zodiac, David Fincher purposely broke Jake Gyllenhaal’s spirit by deleting takes in front of him, or doing nearly 100 takes of a single scene nytimes.com/2007/02/18/mo…
George Lucas was inspired as aspiring filmmaker by the Zodiac murders. He ended up naming the Toschi Station in Star Wars after Dave Toschi, the chief investigator on the Zodiac case. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Robert Downey Jr. peed in mason jars and left them around the set of 'Zodiac' as a form of protest against the transition from film recorded movies to digitally recorded movies. celebitchy.com/245392/rob…
Astrological signs are almost all wrong due to the wobble of the Earth since the Zodiac was created bbc.co.uk/guides/zp4fvcw#…
In 1973 the tagline to Terrence Malick's 'Badlands' "In 1959 a lot of people were killing time. Kit and Holly were killing people" inspired the Zodiac Killer to write a letter to a newspaper denouncing their flippant attitude to violence in society by running such an ad zodiacciphers.com/zodiac-…
The Vallejo Times Herald newspaper was one of three newspapers to receive a letter from the Zodiac Killer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val…
George Orwell's classic dystopian novel "1984", takes place during the year of the rat, in the Chinese zodiac. The novel's main character, Winston Smith, is terrified of rats. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
While filming Zodiac, Robert Downey Jr. used to discreetly pee into jars and leave them in corners of the set as protest for not getting enough break time pagesix.com/2012/08/11/do…
There are legends for the Chinese zodiac showing the order the animals arrived in after being summoned that create great tales. However, pottery has shown animals of the zodiac were found in the Warring States period but were more popular in the Tang Dynasty. chineseculture.about.com/…
According to Chinese myth, in order to secure his place in the Zodiac Calendar, the rat had the cat drowned in the middle of a river. The act made the cat eternal hunter of the mouse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Axl Rose of Guns n Roses developed an intense intrigue in the Zodiac killer case. the front cover of β€œThe Spaghetti Incident?” Axl featured a coded remark written in small uncommon symbols, in 2008 a fan deciphered it as β€˜FUCKEM ALL’, and used the infamous Zodiac Killer’s cypher to do so. zodiackillerciphers.com/?…
....about a brand new, compelling theory about the unsolved 340 character cipher from the Zodiac killer - namely, that it parallels a self-highlighted portion of one of his own letters designed to embarrass the police. zodiackiller.fr.yuku.com/…
[] That the zodiac constellations are virtually identical as seen from both Earth and Mars, having only a 1.85 degree difference in their ecliptic planes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ast…
The Vallejo Police website still has a link for people to submit information about the Zodiac Killer ci.vallejo.ca.us/GovSite/…
Being in your Chinese Zodiac year is believed to offend Tai Sui, the God of Age, who curses such people with bad luck. chinahighlights.com/trave…
Ophiuchus is the 13th Zodiac Type en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oph…
A man named Michael Mageau survived an attack by the Zodiac Killer in 1969, in which he was shot multiple times in the head and face. He recounts the event in detail in this documentary. youtube.com/watch?v=GkUWE…
Libra, the only constellation in the zodiac not representing an animal, used to be considered the claws of Scorpio. constellation-guide.com/c…
"Moon Children" was a euphemistic name for the zodiac sign Cancer in newspaper horoscopes up to the 1960s. latimesblogs.latimes.com/…
After Ted Kaczynski - the Unabomber - was arrested, he was suspected of being the Zodiac Killer as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted…
The phrase "Wheel of Fortune" goes back to the second century BC, describing the Zodiac. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rot…
Someone confessed to being the Zodiac Killer abclocal.go.com/kgo/story…
, that some of the published ciphers from the Zodiac killer case have not been decrypted. kwa.ai/CrTcMT
Zodiac signs represented alchemical processes, such as Capricorn representing fermentation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc…
Guns N' Roses hid a message on their "The Spaghetti Incident" album saying "fuck me all", based on the Zodiac Killer's Cypher and it went unsolved for 15 years mygnrforum.com/index.php?…
"pound," "Β£" "lira" and the zodiac "libra" all come from the same Latin root. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Guns N' Roses album "The Spaghetti Incident?" has the secret message "Fuck em all" on the front cover, made using the Zodiac Killer's code. mygnrforum.com/index.php?…
Sagittarius the Archer, one of the constellations of the zodiac, is diametrically opposite (half-way around the year from) the constellation Gemini. Castor and Pollox are the two major stars in the constellation Gemini. imdb.com/title/tt0119094/…
George Lucas named the Toschi Station on Tatooine in honor of inspector Dave Toschi of the SFPD, who was chief investigator in the Zodiac Killer case. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
The symbol for the logic operation XOR (exclusive-or) is the same as the Zodiac symbol for Earth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exc…
Jackie Chan was awarded two Guinness World Records for the 2012 movie Chinese Zodiac: one for "Most Stunts Performed by a Living Actor" and one for "Most Credits in One Movie". He had 15 credits in the movie. twitchfilm.com/2012/12/ja…
, The band Queen has the zodiac sign,Leo and Virgo, in their logo famouslogos.org/queen-log…
The first Dirty Harry Movie was based off the Zodiac killer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir…
The nice office Lady in 'Zodiac' and David Bowie's squeeze in 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' are the same actress

I don't why I should find that surprising but I do.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0163748/

http://i.imgur.com/F5G0n.jpg

Theodore Kaczynski (aka the Unabomber) has been seriously considered as also possibly being the Zodiac killer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Una…

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