Archive for October, 2007


October 01, 2007 By: erik Category: Photos, Spain

In a Spanish wedding ceremony, the groom gives the bride 13 coins, called arras, to symbolize financial unity and that he now trusts her to carry his credit card without buying too many shoes. It’s clearly a descendant of the traditional dowry.

Could you become a US citizen?

October 01, 2007 By: erik Category: Stuff I Found, USA

The INS is trying to make the questions on the immigration test less trivial and more relevant. Obviously, it need not be said that, of the 80% of Americans that can find the US on a map, probably 99% of them would fail this test.