Yes Canucksters we are, once again, about to head down that beguiling road to trivia town. I came by today’s trivia in a strange way. I was doing some research about the birthdays of various character in an attempt to assess Fiz and Kirk’s relationship in zodiac terms. Interestingly the Aquarius Kirk and the Libra Fiz are very well suited. In fact, those two signs are soul mates, one of the best matches in the zodiac. Although, they would both also do well with a Gemini. If the logic holds, the textbook Leo that I am, I should be good with Sagittarius and Aries. Like Kirk and Fiz, my sign is “Trine” with Aries and Sagittarius. But this isn’t about me.
My aim was to see if John Stape was equally well matched. Basically, is John Stape a Gemini? Sadly, I cannot assess this because as with many of the newer characters on the street, he doesn’t have a history that is as well developed as most of the Corrie stand-bys. So, I don’t know if the starts are right for John and Fiz.
While doing this very important internet research I stumbled onto an interesting fact. While rapid ageing is a regular device in North American soaps (who remembers Nicholas Newman on Y&R going to boarding school at 4 and coming back 5 years later at 18?) it is a very rare occurrence on The Street. Indeed, only two characters on Corrie have ever been aged rapidly. In one case it was for the benefit of a story line. In another, it may have just been a simple continuity error.
Canucksters, can you tell me which two characters have been rapidly aged and by how many years?