The Washington Times - January 6, 2009, 06:14AM

Scientists have discovered that the Milky Way is much bigger and spinning much faster than previously thought, Space.com is reporting.

Scientists have found two previously unknown spiral arms that increases the galaxy’s mass by 50 percent.

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You know, I thought the galaxy was putting on a little weight, but I didn’t want to say anything.  With the holidays and all, you gotta expect a few extra solar systems this time of year.

Feel that?  That’s the Milky Way shifting into fifth gear.  If this galaxy spins any faster, I am really gonna fly off the handle.