1. Are civil wars more often North vs South than East vs West?  Put differently, based on the boundaries that have survived until today, are countries, on average, wider than they are tall?
  2. Which will arrive first:  the ability to make a digital “mold” of distinctive celebrity voices or the technology allowing celebrities to map the digital signature of their voice in order to claim property rights?
  3. The hard `r` in Spanish and other languages creates a natural syncopation because the r usually occupies the downbeat, as in “sagrada” or “cortado”
  4. Syncopation adds a dimension to music because brain tickles as it tries to make sense of two times at once.
  5. Among European soccer nations, the closer to Africa the fewer black players on the national team.