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Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Today I Am…

…en route to Prague.

Did you know…

…The word “robot” comes from the Czech language (robota = “work”, “hard work” in some dialects) and was first introduced in Karel Capek’s science-fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots).

…The soft contact lens was invented in Czechoslovakia by professor Otto Wichterle in 1961.

…The Czech Republic is one of the countries with the highest density of castles in the world.

…Czech astronomers have named an asteroid “Dominik” after Dominik Hasek to thank the goalie for his contribution in the 1998 Winter Olympics.

…The Czechs are the #1 beer drinking nation in the world, consuming the most beer per capita in the world (160 liters or 43 gallons). They have been drinking beer since at least 900 A.D.

…The Academy Award winning film director Milos Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Hair, Ragtime, Valmont, Amadeus, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon) was born in Czechoslovakia and emigrated to the USA in 1968.

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I am also wishing Mike and Rhonda a happy wedding day. Congratulations from Prague!

By : Frank Yang at 8:00 am
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  1. LPC says:

    Have fun there !!! Beautiful city !!!

  2. Jay says:

    frank!!!!! you neglected to mention the best Milos Forman film of all, "Loves of A Blonde," the whole czech new wave is actually one of the greatest unsung film movements of all time. all of those movies are worth checking out with several being all time classics. have fun on your trip!

  3. Roland says:

    Have fun in Europe, Frank! You deserve the break.

  4. AquariumDrunkard says:

    what a great town. i wish i was travelling europa this summer as well