I am perpetually travelling these days; today I am in NZ, for example. My son and his GF have walked the entire 3000-km Te Araroa trail; they are crazy. Invercargill never looked so good. Anyway, have a go at these –
- The book Outlaw relates a child’s grim view of Soviet Russia in 1935. One day, each child in the author’s school class was given a poster of Stalin to take home. One wretched child brought his back the following day. What was his excuse?
- It is told that the Kings of Norway and Sweden once rolled two dice to determine the owenrship of an island. The King of Sweden rolled first, scoring a double 6. The King of Norway could have given up at that point, but how did he end up with the island?
- In the Great Pyramid, two very narrow passages lead upwards from the Queen’s Chamber. In 1994, a robot camera was sent up one of these passages and discovered a metal door at its end; then in 2002, a small hole was drilled in this door and another camera was poked through it. What lay behind it?
- What problem are Apple having with their new voice-activated controller, in New Zealand?
- Queenstown NZ is a rather silly place but from here you can see a mountain range called The Remarkables. Apart from this being a spectacular view, what else is remarkable about The Remarkables?