Only later did Sagan discover that the new name was in fact an acronym -- for "Butt-Head Astronomer"!
[Two undergraduate students once filed (and won) a lawsuit against Pace University for "educational malpractice." Their complaint? The instructor of their introductory computer programming course had assigned a "difficult" homework assignment (which took the plaintiffs weeks to complete, unsuccessfully). The assignment? Determine the approximate cost of an aluminum atom. Given the price per kilogram and a periodic table, the answer ($6.22 x 10 -26) can be calculated in about three steps.]