Friday, April 11, 2008

Stories so Common, But is That All There is?

1) We've all heard the story of Lady Godiva, but did you get all the details? What town did Lady Godiva ride naked through? What was she (according to legend) trying to accomplish?

2) Since I've seen the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang about 100 times, I'm assuming you have too. But did you know that there was a book? Who wrote it?

For those interested in a little mathematical discussion of the Monty Hall problem (one of the first questions I posed here, btw), take a look at this NY Times article.


  1. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was written by James Bond author Ian Flemming.

  2. The Magic Car, by Ian Flemming?

    She rode through Coventry... but I don't know what for. A tea Tax? Or was that the US?

  3. According to legend, she rode through Coventry in an effort to alleviate the taxes her husband was laying upon the populace.

    Did you know the term peeping tom comes from later versions of the legend?

    Ian Flemming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Who would have thought.


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