publication date: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 (part of Round X)

category: Science

clue: Heliocentrism may be true, but don't call him Saint Nick.

explanation: Copernicus, a European astronomer, got in trouble with the Catholic church for proclaiming his theory of heliocentrism. "Nick" refers to his first name. more…

solved by: Denise Sawicki, Dave Mitzman, Aaron Fischer, Anna Gregoline, and Edward Tegge

trivia: Several players initially guessed Galileo Galilei, who was more famous for heliocentrism than Copernicus, but who had nothing at all to do with the words "Saint Nick."


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