Friday, January 23, 2004

Learned something new on Wednesday

But it was too late to post it when I got home. I went to a Chinese New Year party last night (thanks David and Ina!), and the invite had said that it was the year 4701. After arriving, there was some confusion as to whether it was 4701 or 4702. Turns out, each dynasty chose a different place to start counting (I didn't know that), so which year was defined as "year 0" is now in some dispute. Doesn't matter. Happy 470X everyone! In case you were wondering, it is now "the year of the monkey."

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