Here’s a couple of brain-teasers for you. Put your answers in a comment below.
1] A certain city has two prominent sports teams, one of which dresses in a blue strip the other in green. The teams are rivals, as are their supporters; additionally each group of supporters is allied to a rival Christian sect. The supporters of the blue team are noted for their attachment to royalty and are nicknamed “Huns”. Often, when the two sets of supporters meet violence breaks out. What city am I talking about?
2] In a certain city in the 20c there was a famous occasion when tanks were deployed against civilian protesters. What city am I thinking about?
My answers another time.
3] Here’s one I don’t know the answer to, but I would be grateful if anyone else can provide the definitive solution. It comes from another person’s blog. Two men (it happened to be Keats and Chapman, but that’s not really relevant) were in a boat in the middle of a lake. There was a large house brick in the boat. One of them picked up the brick and dropped it into the water. Did the water level in the lake go up, go down, or stay the same, and why?
PLEASE – or I’ll go barmy thinking about it.
Consuela (my Tejana maid) is reminding me that I said I would mention the Wes Studi business. Yes, yes… later, later…
Memo to self: do not blog at breakfast time – you get marmalade on the keyboard. (Damn)
picture (c) Jeff Widener, reproduced by kind permission