taking the passive out of passive-aggressive

Friday, February 21, 2003

This article from the Atlantic shows mathematically how everyone of Western European descent is related to Charlemagne. More interesting, though, is that we all share a common ancestor no earlier than a couple thousand years ago.

Keep that in mind next time you're rude to the waitress... she's probably Richard the Lionheart's direct descendant, and she's probably your cousin--and not so distant a cousin as you thought.

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