who knew?

I spent a lot of time on the train between New York and New Haven. One day, falling into conversation with a longhaired young man with a skateboard, I found myself wanting to explode a cappella’s reputation as a stronghold for geeks. I explained to him that in Lawrence Wright’s book “The Looming Tower,” we learn that a teenage Osama bin Laden formed an a cappella group with some friends.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/fashion/whiffenpoofs-are-singing-for-their-supper.html?pagewanted=2&ref=fashion

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