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No. 140: The sign was above the door of the pub

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The sign was above the door of the pub

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: I was born under the sign of...
T-Rex: The T-Rex!
T-Rex: We dinosaurus have our own cool zodiac. T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Gobivenator, Oxalaia, Iguanodon, Rugops, Quaesitosaurus, Anatotitan, and so on.
Utahraptor: Can people still use these signs?
T-Rex: No, the stars have moved over the last 65 million years.
Utahraptor: Oh!
T-Rex: Hard to believe, but dinosaur astrology doesn't actually work any more!
T-Rex: Sad, I know!

The author writes:

It's astonishing how often people simply assume that dinosaurs would have used our modern astrological signs. When you stop and think about it, it's really quite obvious how silly this is, because of precession of the Earth's axis and proper motions of the stars.