Archive - Mar 4, 2007

Iron Chef Siege Cooking Gulf Wars XVI

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The fertile lands of the countryside flow with the enemy’s blood. You and your companions have been under siege for some time, and your allies have not been able to break through to assuage the needs of the strong fortress. Meanwhile, your supplies are running low. The enemy commander has requested a parlay to entreat you to surrender before he is forced to starve you into submission. You have been commanded by your lord to prepare a dinner for the parlay. You are charged (on short notice) with using what meager supplies you have to fool the enemy into thinking you can hold out indefinitely. In truth, you hope to hold out until your allies can break through with the desperately needed supplies. Location:
Herbal Pavilion, Artisian's Row, Gulf Wars Site

Muslim tiles herald early mathematical breakthroughs

A new study of Islamic tile art indicates that the designers had made stunning breakthroughs in mathematics. The quasicrystalline designs, produced in the 15th century, were not created until 500 years later in the western world.

Nicholas Howe, Anglo-Saxon scholar, dies in Oakland, California

Nicholas Howe, one of the world's leading scholars of Anglo-Saxon studies, died of complications arising from leukemia September 27, 2006 in Oakland, California. R. M. Liuzza of the University of Tennessee has posted an obituary on the Old English Newsletter website.

March is "Play the Recorder" month

Remus Fletcher of the Kingdom of AEthlemearc reminds us that March is "Play the Recorder Month," and that March 11, in particular, is "Play the Recorder Day."