1. Is the romantic view more true for the weird?
5. How the Japanese cut cucumbers (video).
7. A loyal MR reader writes to me: “You may have seen he updated his profile: This very OKCupid profile has been linked from Marginal Revolution (one of the most popular econblogs). I swear I am not making this up.” Link here.
8. Will top economists be swapped in Catalonia? Here is the latest rumor (in Spanish).