Today, TK Learned:

... that the only thing more excruciating than translating a book is editing the translated manuscript of the book.
  • One way to defeat surveillance might be providing constant details about where you are to the FBI, all the time. [New York Times]
  • Ever wonder why Afghans are not grateful that Americans saved them from Taliban tyranny? This might be a reason why. [CNN]
  • "An Egyptian man was severely beaten after an Iraqi gang tried to kidnap and force him to film pornographic videos because of his astonishing resemblance to former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein." [Ahram Online]
  • Sugar does not cause hyperactivity in children. [Incidental Economist]
  • Asian American students are the most frequently bullied. [AFP]
  • Contrast this sentence ... "Only three in 10 U.S. schoolchildren make the grade in reading, the U.S. Education Department said today. Four in 10 passed muster in math." [Business Week]
  • ... with this one:  "middle class families in Asian countries spend up to 50% of their income on education for their children – over and above what the state provides, living in smaller homes and driving smaller cars than their US counterparts to provide maximum education for their off-spring." [The Economist]
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