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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Jokes

 Jokes are funny. But you can't be angry with it because its just a joke. It shows how other people think about your nation. Jokes on stereotypes are very interesting but you need to have background information to understand it. For example, the jokes about jews need lots of background information. I thought jokes show some kinds of diversity.
Do you think it fits the real characteristics?

Driving styles..............


One hand on steering wheel, one hand on horn
----Japan

One hand on steering wheel, one hand on newspaper, foot solidly on accelerator
----Boston

Both hands in air, gesturing, both feet on accelerator,
head turned to talk to someone in back seat
----Italy

One hand on horn,
one hand greeting,
one ear on cell phone,
one ear listening to loud music,
foot on accelerator,eyes on female pedestrians,
conversation with someone in next car
---- Welcome to India

Twins in Africa

Human twins are a rare because we humans are made to bear one child at a time unlike other animals on earth. And this exceptional birth of twins made a different point of view to people in the past. Some people disdained twins as devils while others worshiped them as Gods, which was mostly performed in Africa. Why is it so?

When you look at twins throughout the world, you will come across some differences in the twin's birthrate among the races. If you compare the twin's birthrates per 1000 childbirth, Negroid (Africans) has more than 20 pairs of twins, Caucasoid (Europeans) has 10 pairs and Mongoloid (Asians) has 6 pairs of twins. As you can see, the Africans twin's birthrate is very high, compared to the other 2 races. I wondered what was making the difference of the birthrates, but we still don't know the exact reasons till now. But from this, you can answer one of my earlier question, "Why are these customs mainly in Africa?" It was because there are more twins in Africa than any other country in the world. And there is another interesting thing. There isn't any large difference seen in the birthrate of identical twins between the races. It's almost the same. But in the fraternal twins case, the circumstances and the constitution influences and makes the differences of the birthrates among the races. So most of the African twins are fraternal twins and the number of the identical twins are the same as the other countries even though it has the highest birthrate.