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wrap up of 3 Jun and 4 Jun and some quotes from linyutang

1. i know it is really nerdy... but list of active and extinct volcanoes in China:

Name Elevation Location Last eruption
metres feet Coordinates
Changbai Mountain 2744 9003 41.98°N 128.08°E 1903
Honggeertu 1700 5577 41.47°N 113.00°E Holocene
Jingbo 500 1640 44.08°N 128.83°E 520 BC
Keluo Group 670 2198 49.37°N 125.92°E Holocene
Kunlun Volcanoes
(See also Kunlun Mountains)
5808 19,055 35.50°N 80.20°E 1951
Leizhou Bandao 259 850 20.83°N 109.78°E Holocene
Longgang Group 1000 3281 42.33°N 126.50°E 350
Tengchong 2865 9399 25.23°N 98.50°E 5050 BC
Tianshan Volcanic Group - - 42.50°N 86.50°E 650
Turpan - - 42.90°N 89.25°E 1120
Unnamed 5400 17716 35.85°N 91.70°E Holocene
Wudalianchi 597 1959 48.72°N 126.12°E 1776

2.Quotes from Steve

the essence of any movie/novel/music, etc are about three things:

1) man vs man

2) man vs nature

3) man against themselves

3. quotes from Linyutang

A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from.

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. 

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. 

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.

Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.

Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.

The wise man reads both books and life itself.

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.

Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick.

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.

4. white nights/midnight sun

5. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1964 was awarded to Jean-Paul Sartre "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age".

Jean-Paul Sartre declined the Nobel Prize.

5. the two eyes mascots

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Comment by Martin Tsui on June 11, 2012 at 13:09

Thanks a million, Laura. 

Comment by Downtown David - 白大伟 on June 8, 2012 at 0:06

Designing a mascot must be a very difficult job.

Comment by Laura Zhang on June 5, 2012 at 11:59

yeah, i was just trying to make notes, to consolidate the quiz knowledge... I know this is really really nerdy...

Comment by John Rutledge on June 5, 2012 at 11:53

Thank you, that makes me feel better.  Yes, I can get you a copy.  I've had that nightmare too.

Comment by Chris Knight on June 5, 2012 at 11:53

Don't worry about it Laura. Sometimes not having all the answers can be a good thing. ;)

Comment by Laura Zhang on June 5, 2012 at 8:35

Quiz master, the quiz was fantastic! Can I have a copy of your quiz? 

Btw, I had a nightmare yesterday: I was back to high school and the teacher ask me to the blackboard to do the questions, as what happened during the quiz, I failed some of the questions...

Comment by John Rutledge on June 5, 2012 at 0:09

Are you trying to tell me something about the quiz?

Comment by Richard Roman on June 4, 2012 at 23:33

Laura - one of your quotes

"If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live."

I must be doing something right then! I have done this many times!

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