Wednesday, November 12, 2014


This morning in Chapel Mr Girdham posed these questions. Most of them are from Ian Gilbert's book The Little Book of Thunks. You can also pose your own Thunks at his website here.

  • If you could take a pill that meant you would never again fail, would you?
  • If I promised you 5 million euros, would you have your sense of humour permanently removed?
  • Is it ever right to bully a bully?
  • Should you be forced to be polite?
  • If you borrow a million euros, are you a millionaire?
  • Am I the same person as I was yesterday?
  • What colour would a zebra be if you took off its stripes?
  • If you give a homeless person money, are you just encouraging them to keep begging?
  • If you lose your memory, are you still the same person?
  • Is a leaf on the tree or part of the tree?
  • Can you be racist against your own race?
  • Is it all right if swear at you in a language you don’t understand? What about if it’s a language I’ve just made up and no- one understands?
  • Can you be best friends with more than one person? If so, what’s the maximum number of best friends you can have?
  • What is more important – being right or being kind?
  • Is a broken-down car parked?
  • If I swap your pen for one exactly the same is that stealing?
  • If I ask if I can steal your pen and you say yes, is that stealing?
  • If you always got everything you wished for, would you always be happy?
  • Is something boring because of it, or because of you?
  • If you win a sports tournament, but cheat to win it, are you truly the winner?
  • Would you rather be deaf or blind?
  • If you were identified as being genetically inclined to do bad things, should you be locked up before you do them?
  • Would you prefer to be a fool or a coward?
  • Is there more past or more future?
  • If a baby grew up all alone on a desert island, would it know right from wrong?
  • If we take the school buildings to Cork, but leave all the pupils and staff here, where is the school now?
  • Is it ever possible to learn nothing?

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