The Perfect Number of Teeth
Never mind the train. There are much more interesting things to talk about.
Four would be too few. Ten would be too many. Five or nine would presumably produce an unaesthetic, wonky effect.
If the Chinese hadn't spent generations perfecting their ability to be inscrutable, mebbe this would have been easier.
I'm extremely curious as to how exactly the use of chopsticks could possibly have aided in this endeavor. I might have to go home and try it for myself.
Beijing's ambassador to the UK suggested last week that Chinese firms could help build a high-speed line between London, the Midlands and the north, saying the country had "the knowledge, expertise and experience".
By min | June 30, 2011, 2:51 PM | Ummm... Other?