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erinreid
05-11-2012, 08:38 AM
I just got finished listening to this weeks podcast, and I really enjoyed the segment talking about the countries in world showcase. Thank you so much for all of the work that everyone puts into these wonderful, informative segments.

I wanted to mention something about Roman numerals on clocks, since the team expressed surprise about the one clock in the American Pavilion having IIII instead of IV to represent the number four. Interestingly, just about all clocks that use's have this on their clock face. You almost never see IV, just IIII, and it's something that we don't often notice. There're a lot of theories as to why this is the case, and there's a good summary of those theories on Wikipedia. You can read more at http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_numerals.

- Erin