Hannibal V Constantine (hannibalv) wrote,
Hannibal V Constantine

A topic for a Friday:

What do you want to know?

I'm not speaking metaphysically, now. What are the factual (perhaps historical, or legal, or technical, or even trivial) questions that lurk in the back of your mind? I've got two examples, both things that bother/boggle me:
  • In college football, why defer when you win the coin toss? The logical position, to me, is that of the pro game, where the team that wins the toss takes the ball. In college, however, nearly every single team that wins the coin toss will put off taking the ball until the second half (Iowa, under head coach Kirk Ferentz, is about the only one I've noticed that doesn't). Is this some kind of tradition/honor thing? What's the story?
  • What's the connection between Peru and Japan? The president of Peru during the '90s was Alberto Fujimori (who's now in more than a little legal trouble, but anyway), I've heard tell of a (now dead) leader of the Shining Path named, if I'm remembering correctly, Shigetoshi Watanabe... It just strikes me as odd, is all.
Now you have examples. What do you want to know?

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