26 November 2007

Les Francaise paresseux - ou brillant?

The Big Sleep - New York Times

Apparently peasants in France and Alpine Europe used to basically sleep all winter, which tradition they maintained to the end of the nineteenth century. Sounds farfetched, but also oddly attractive - between Moscow's situation at the eastern edge of Pacific Time and its northerly latitude, daylight is barely long enough to make waking up worthwhile.

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