Wednesday, September 01, 2004
DON'T MISTAKE EFFORT FOR ACHIEVEMENT
Tyler Cowen of Mariginal Revolution reports on the efforts of a Malaysian woman to break a world record:
A Malaysian woman is trying to reclaim the world record for the longest stay in a room full of scorpions, news reports said Sunday.
Nur Malena Hassan, 27, moved Saturday into a locked glass box where she plans to live for 36 consecutive days with more than 6,000 of the poisonous arachnids in a shopping mall, the Malay-language Mingguan Malaysia newspaper reported.
"And why is she doing it? In her own words, "I want to show that Malaysians are capable of world-class efforts."Hence, the title of this post.