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Thunk Thursday

28 Feb

There’s a one in three million chance of being hit by lightning in the UK. If the person standing next to you gets hit during a storm, does that mean you are now safer, more at risk or just the same?


Thunk Thursday from Kathmandu

21 Feb

A guest thunk all the way from The British School in Kathmandu…

A train trolley is running out of control down a track. In its path are five people who have been tied to the track by a mad teacher. Fortunately, you could flip a switch, which will lead the trolley down a different track to safety. Unfortunately, there is a single person tied to that track. Should you flip the switch or do nothing?


As before, a trolley is hurtling down a track towards five people. You are on a bridge under which it will pass, and you can stop it by dropping a heavy weight in front of it. As it happens, there is a very fat man next to you – your only way to stop the trolley is to push him over the bridge and onto the track, killing him to save five. Should you proceed?

Thunk Thursday

31 Jan

Is silence a sound? Can you hear silence?

Thunk Thursday

24 Jan

Is a wooden table still a tree?

Thunk Thursday

17 Jan

Is it ever okay to cheat or to lie?

Thunk Thursday

27 Dec

If you were a biscuit, what sort of biscuit would you be?

Happy Christmas one and all, see you in 2013!

Thunk Thursday

20 Dec

Do they sing ‘Happy Birthday’ in church on Christmas Day?