Sunday, February 12, 2006

Things I didn't know, but feel I should have before today

Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were both born on this date in 1809. Really, how come I didn't know that?

Milton Friedman has been living in San Francisco since 1977, but it hasn't had any apparent effect on his politics.

More American troops were killed in the Civil War than in all other wars combined. The % enlisted rate was about the same for the Civil War as WWII, but your chance of winding up dead in the former was 14.4%, in the latter, a mere 2.5%.

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