Monday, February 27, 2006

Of maths and football

Football is a simple game for simple people and it is time the world woke up to the fact. I found this AFP story in the SMH about a story in the English Mail on Sunday newspaper about how David Beckham finds his six year-old son Brooklyn's maths homework too difficult. Some of the sample questions in the report include:

"Bet went to the shop at 11:45. She came back half an hour later. What time did she come back?" and "What is 12 divided by three?"

Okay then Beckham may not be a candidate for a Noble prize in mathematics but who cares, he is a football player. I would obviously be worried if Beckham was in charge of what time to leave the Chopin pub for the match but as I doubt he will be showing up in Ankara any time soon I don't give a fig.

By the way, is it true that he named his kids after where they were conceived? I'm not all that sure if Little Oz Kanka would be too happy in later years if we had named him Gaziosmanpasa.

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