Friday, August 15, 2008

It's Still the Olympics

While you digest the answers to last week's quiz, here is a map from the New York Times that shows how medals have been awarded in the Summer Olympics. It's kind of cool. And a medal tally to date. Go USA!

And have you all seen what Michael Phelps is eating these days? I think I need to lie down.

Answers to the quiz
  1. The emperor. In China, the dragon is a benevolent, wise, auspicious male power.
  2. Jesus. Hong had chanced upon translated scripture and, in a dream, had visions of himself as the brother of Jesus.
  3. Soong Mei-ling, wife of Chiang Kai-shek.
  4. Diving (nine medals) and shooting (nine).
  5. 171.
  6. Only children, lavished with attention because of China’s one-child-per-couple policy.
  7. 20. But most new releases are available on bootleg DVDs within days.
  8. “Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung,” estimated at 900 million copies (aka the Little Red Book).
  9. 106.
  10. Two-thirds, according to the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.


stinkypaw said...

We suck at these Games... and why am I not really surprised at the amount of food Phelps is eating... trypical!

Brave Astronaut said...

heh, heh, you said suck . . .

Hey, I was talking about the lollipops I sent you. Dirty mind . . .