Our last few days have been absolutely insane, as we finish the registering and inductions and meetings and all the university goodies required to matriculate at Edinburgh. Plus, we've been forcing ourselves to go to at least one big social event per evening, so forgive us if our posts are sparse and belated.
Here is your random fact of the day to make this post more valuable, courtesy of a guy I met at the History department social yesterday: Northern Ireland, like Scotland and Wales, has its own soccer team for the World Cup, as does the country of Ireland. In international rugby, however, the entire island of Ireland plays as one team, in spite of the fact that that includes two countries. It has to do with the fact that the Rugby World Cup predates the division of Ireland in 1921, whereas the FIFA World Cup postdates it.