Well, doesn't this just suck. I'm not so much worried for Pluto. I mean, sure dwarves get a bad rap sometimes, but at least they didn't call it a (gasp) satellite. And it does kind of ruin one of my favorite Schoolhouse Rock songs, but I can live with that.
No, I'm concerned for the future when I hear school children react thusly:
Quinn Huebner, 15, was visiting the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum on Thursday when he and his family from Mazomanie, Wisconsin, learned international astronomers had decided Pluto was no longer a planet.
His sister Grace, 11, voiced relief. Had Pluto remained a planet, at least three similar objects could have been upgraded and "that would mean there would be more planets to memorize," she said.
Come on, now. Was nine planets that difficult to remember? Really?