Heywood Broun

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Betelgeusean n. 1 1921 H. Broun Books in New York Tribune 3 Jan. 10/6 We see by the papers that Betelgeuse [...] is 27,000,000 times larger than the sun, and it would take trillions of our earth to equal it. And yet, so great is our faith in the fundamental sameness of universal nature, we’ll wager that when one Betelgeusian meets an old friend unexpectedly he remarks, β€˜Well, well, it’s a small world, after all.’