Friday, July 11, 2014

Thirty-one white horses

Did you know …

That today I am exactly ten million seconds old? It’s true!

Oh, but wait! Today I am also exactly ten million minutes old! How is that possible?!!? It’s a riddle! (Hint: Napoleonic units!)

Bonus fact: in ancient Sparta, each child was asked on his or her fourteenth birthday a series of geometry questions. If the teen was unable to answer every question correctly, their left pinky finger would be removed and tucked behind their ear (this was known as “the pencil of shame,” except in Greek), and then they were pushed off a cliff. Sparta!