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Achilles Gossip

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Achilles is majorly bummed out that he didn't get a planet named after him. Instead, all he got was the measly little asteroid, 588 Achilles.

You know that tendon that stretches from the back of your heel to your calf? Guess what? It's named after Achilles, because that's roundabout where his weak heel was. What's your Achilles' heel?

Achilles is the name of a nearly invulnerable superhero who once tangled with the Incredible Hulk. (Nearly invulnerable? Sounds like someone else we know.)

Don't tell him that we told you, but sometimes Achilles likes to frolic in flowery meadows filled with Achilles morpho, the butterflies that are named after him.

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