I performed a 100% un-scientific survey on the streets of Beijing this weekend, to find out just how much or how little folks here knew about our fair city. The results are in this video (above). It was kind of eye-opening, firstly because you realize that The Hub of the Universe is probably not thought of as such by the billions of people that make up the rest of the world. Also, Beijingers screw up their faces in perplexity when you speak of these "Boston Red Sox". Yet about a third of them can name the starting lineup of the Celtics. When you step back, it's actually super impressive what people do know. For comparison: before the Olympics, how many Bostonians could say anything specific about what's in Beijing, AND say it in Mandarin?