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2. So, should we send fewer Medicare bucks to McAllen, Tx because they have a high life expectancy?

#5 ... I was asked this on a computer science test once, I answered, "because the manholes are round." And got full credit. ;-)

The map of life expectancy resembles the map of the fraction of people with incomes below the poverty level seen here

Manhole covers and manholes are round so the cover won't fall into the hole.

I finally found the Il Passetto website (, which has no useful information about their menu or prices.

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