Friday, October 12, 2007

Did You Know This?

SIR – A “saffron revolution” in Myanmar sounds romantic, but Burmese monks don't dye their robes with saffron (“The saffron revolution”, September 29th). Thai monks do, which gives their robes that beautiful golden colour. Burmese monks achieve their deeper brown with different kinds of bark, ficus and jackfruit, though I suppose the “jackfruit revolution” doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

Taken from letters to the editor of today's Economist, here.

ANECDOTE: This is the final list of schools I'm applying to: Berkeley, Princeton, Yale, Minnesota, Rochester, Brown, British Columbia, Toronto, Queens.

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