When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

13 October 2005

4,000 year old lo mein

Archeologists have discovered the remains of the oldest noodles known to mankind. They were made with millet, not wheat, and they're at least four thousand years old. This may settle once and for all the question, "who invented pasta?"

Read on: BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Oldest noodles unearthed in China

This still leaves a very important question unanswered, however.

According to the Jewish calendar, this is the year 5766. According to the way that the Chinese count time, it is the 22nd year in the 78th 60-year cycle, or the year 4693.

So, for 1073 years... what did all of those Jews do without Chinese food?

No wonder they were wandering in the desert. They were looking for takeout!

(We wish all of our Jewish friends and neighbors a serene and peaceful fast and a blessed Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, today.)

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