Archive: 2008-02-17

  • World Factbook: Kosovo

    The principal export of the freshly-minted nation state of Kosovo is young men in slightly battered cars festooned with Albanian flags, driving round tooting their horns in celebration.

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  • Hidden patterns in Japanese counting

    It’s strange: you can learn something, use it daily for years, and never notice the underlying patterns. Until I read a post on Paleoglot this morning, I hadn’t realised how regular six of the Japanese numerals are.

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