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29th January 11, 07:02 AM
Beware Virgo drivers, Allstate data warn (http://chicagobreakingbusiness.com/2011/01/driving-habits-written-in-stars-allstate-data-show.html)

By Mary Ellen Podmolik
Posted Thursday at 12:08 p.m.
Don’t call them aggressive drivers. Call them “resourceful” drivers, and that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the worst on the road.
Virgos, known for being practical, industrious and perfectionists, were 700 percent more likely to be in a car accident in the last year than passionate, determined Scorpios, according to Allstate Insurance, which recently compared claims data against the revised astrological calendar.
Scorpios were involved in only 1.5 percent of accidents last year, making them the best drivers on the road. The rest of the list, from best to worst drivers, was Ophiuchus, Cancer, Aquarius, Libra, Aries, Capricorn, Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces, Taurus, Leo and Virgo.
Allstate found that drivers whose Zodiac signs are tied to traits such as compassion, graciousness and resourcefulness had the fewest number of reported accidents


29th January 11, 07:19 AM
damn, ninth.

29th January 11, 07:23 AM
Oh, please. They use the new 13 signs? Might as well use these...

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29th January 11, 07:30 AM
Fuck yeah - Truman!!

29th January 11, 07:32 AM
Wait... this just in...


But a casual look at the new zodiac calendar shows accident rates probably have more to do with the number of people born under a particular sign than supposed temperament. Under the new zodiac calendar, Scorpio includes anyone born Nov. 23 to 29, a span of only seven days, while Virgo includes anyone born Sept. 16 to Oct. 30 -- a span of six weeks. People born during a roughly 2 1/2-week period -- Nov. 29 to Dec. 17 -- are considered Ophiuchus.

The Internet has been buzzing with zodiac news since a Minnesota astronomy instructor said in a media interview that the zodiac calendar was off. In a Jan. 9 story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Parke Kunkle told the world the earth is no longer aligned to the stars the same way it was when ancient stargazers created the zodiac calendar. Not only that, he said, the old zodiac calendar didn't include a 13th constellation -- Ophiuchus.
"While the jury is still out on the exact characteristics of an Ophiuchus, most astrologers seem to indicate individuals born under this sign will be a bit luckier than the rest," Allstate says in its news release.

But don't count on a car insurance discount if you're an Ophiuchus or Scorpio. Your birthday counts when it comes to car insurance rates, but only in terms of your age, not the alignment of the stars. Besides age, auto insurers also consider such factors as gender, driving record and vehicle make and model to set premiums.

Here are the new signs, their dates and the number of drivers involved in accidents, according to Allstate claims data:

Sign Birthday Number of drivers crashing in 2010
Scorpio Nov. 23 - Nov. 28 26,833
Ophiuchus Nov. 29 - Dec. 17 83,234
Cancer July 21 - Aug. 9 101,539
Aquarius Feb. 16 - March 11 106,878
Libra Oct. 31 - Nov. 22 110,592
Aries April 17 - May 13 112,402
Capricorn Jan. 18 - Feb. 15 128,005
Gemini June 20 - July 20 136,904
Sagittarius Dec. 18 - Jan. 17 154,477
Pisces March 12 - April 16 172,030
Taurus May 14 - June 19 177,503
Leo Aug. 10 - Sept. 15 179,657
Virgo Sept. 16 - Oct. 30 211,650

Those dates are ALL wrong... aside from being skewed... gah..

29th January 11, 07:48 AM
Under the new zodiac calendar, Scorpio includes anyone born Nov. 23 to 29, a span of only seven days, while Virgo includes anyone born Sept. 16 to Oct. 30 -- a span of six weeks. People born during a roughly 2 1/2-week period -- Nov. 29 to Dec. 17 -- are considered Ophiuchus.Yeah screw that, I'm going with Truman.

Why not just realign the dates with the Earth's axis wobble? Tis what the Hindus have been doing. No need for new signs - the spin hasn't slowed that much.

29th January 11, 12:16 PM

29th January 11, 12:23 PM
I miss SFGOON.

29th January 11, 02:51 PM
Me too.