Paul Emsley wrote:
> Here's an experiment:
> Find a blindfold and put it on. Oh, but before you do that, take a
> map of England and place it on a dartboard.
> Now take 56066 darts and throw them at the map on the board.
> Take off the blindfold and investigate where the darts hit. Did you
> hit all the towns and cities? You hit London, Birmingham and Leeds
> almost certainly. But what about Brighton, did you get that? How
> about Clitheroe, was that hit? (Does Clitheroe count anyway or is
> that just another part of Preston?)
> I hope that that provides you some with insight.
I discovered recently that there is a little town/village called
"Holton" just outside of Oxford. I doubt it would have been hit by one
of Paul's darts as I, myself, was completely unaware of its existence
until I was looking at a "local" map of Oxford only last month. It is
an amazingly little place. Only one road, one church and a village hall
with my name on it. Perhaps in the grand scheme of things, "Holton" is
not worthy of much note, but it was still very interesting to me.