Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Kids Say the Darnedest Things About Ancient Counting Systems

The beginner method book I use was first published in MCMXXXIV, and I was pointing that out to a kid today.

ME: Since we're now in MMXI, can you even read a Roman numeral that long?
KID: No, I only know them through six, because of Star Wars.

Can I make a million off this? As a video ad for a famous popcorn brand played on my web browser this morning, I was struck by an idea for a new business: Orville Redbox--popcorn and a movie from a single vending machine.

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