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Friday, December 15, 2006

Linda Goodman hits the road

Well, not Linda Goodman herself, but the astrology bla-bla-bla she represents. Reuters reports:
According to a study by, a Web site that quotes drivers on insurance rates, astrological signs are a significant factor in predicting car accidents.

The study, which looked at 100,000 North American drivers' records from the past six years, puts Libras (born September 23-October 22) followed by Aquarians (January 20-February 18) as the worst offenders for tickets and accidents

Leos (July 23-August 22) and then Geminis (May 21-June 20) were found to be the best overall.
My disdain for astrology is known to my readers, but I might have reconsidered had Capricorns been shown to be the best drivers. Instead, the page with the study results says:
Capricorn is goal oriented. They’re more concerned about the destination than the journey. They feel that the rules of the road are for other drivers to follow so that Capricorns can get to their destination faster.
Pah! This settles it: astrology truly is nonsense.

(Link via email from MadMan.)

(Some earlier posts on astrology etc: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.)
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