alternate englands - belated questions

Dorian E. Gray israfel at
Tue Feb 15 17:13:06 EST 2005

Jadwiga said...

>> >Or a world where Marco Polo died before he got to China.  China might 
>> >have happily gone on developing along its own lines, unaware of 
>> >Europe...or someone else might have got there and dragged it back into 
>> >our continuum (as it were).
>> But then we wouldn't have pasta!
> Please do not tease the medievalists... we get grumpy when explaining 
> that pasta was available in Europe before Marco Polo.

I was about to ask, what on earth does Marco Polo have to do with pasta?


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