A short list of things I’ve learnt this week

4 Jun

1) The vibrant orange colour of monks’ robes is created by annato seeds.

2) A silkworm grows to be 10,000 times bigger in 28 days.  That’s a lot of leaves.

3) If you take your children out of school without permission in The Netherlands, you can be fined one hundred euros per child per day.

4) If you can’t weave bamboo in Laos, you can’t get a wife.

5) If you get a Lao girl pregnant, you have to marry her.  The legal age for marriage is 13.


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