17 September 2009

Running ragged

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.


  1. What does this mean for Korean's teams?

  2. To the best of my knowledge, Korea competes separately in everything. They do, however, color North and South Korea the same color on world maps and globes (likewise for China and Taiwan).