If you missed it, it's not too late. The questions are here while the answers are there (no peeking!). I'm slapping my head over a couple of them that I should have known. I can't believe that two people got all of them right, just amazing.
ALoV has another great new page up: A Venetian Meltdown: From the Rialto to Wall Street about the 15th century collapse of the Venice banking system. Some eerie parallels with current events!
In other news, here's a gloomy story from All Things Considered. I heard this on the radio today and then found the story online. They miss American tourists!
And a few strange stories:
For real! The Venice Port Authority has plans to build a power plant that will use algae/seaweed from the lagoon to supply half the city's energy. Very cool if this happens!
There are stories about this crazy discovery all over the web, but National Geographic has the best photo of the skull found recently in an archeological dig on a lagoon island.
"The Veneto regional government is set to approve a law providing for the upkeep of the endangered lions..."
They have to pass a law for this? :)