Wednesday, March 29, 2006

It's a small world after all

From the Numeracy file/Small World subdivision, comes this passage from a story in the Guardian's Politics Comment section by Joanne Green, described as "a public policy advisor at the development agency Tearfund."

Recently, in a remote rural Tanzanian village, Joyce Mbwilo, a 35-year-old mother, explained to Tearfund colleagues how it was that she came to walk 5,200 miles - the equivalent of three times round the globe - in search of water for her family.
Not sure what globe Ms. Green is using, but mine has a circumference of 24,900 miles, and since Tanzania is almost on the equator ...

At Tearfund, it truly must be a small world after all. And at the Guardian, the editors were where?


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