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on 17 March 2014
This little book contains the kinds of questions people ask each other as icebreakers at parties. There are some interesting ones, but there is a great deal of variation around a few topics. "What famous people would you invite to dinner?" and "Who would you like to have sex with?" are recurring themes. The "if there could only be one" template also seems overused.
Here are a few of the more interesting questions:
- If you had to eliminate a single type of animal forevermore, which would you choose?
- If you were to drown in a liquid other than water, what would you want it to be?
- If you had to be homeless for one year, where would you want to be?
- If you could "uninvent" one thing in the world so that it would no longer exist, what would you choose?
- If you could "unknow" one thing you know, what would it be?
- If you could be invisible for one hour, where would you go and what would you do?
- If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?
- If you could add one sentence to the U.S. Constitution, what would it say?
- If you could recover one thing you've lost in your lifetime, what would you wish to find?
- If you were asked what to put in a new breakfast cereal box as a gimmick, what would you pick?
- If you could arrange for any two singers to record a duet together, which two would you pick, and what song would you have them sing?
Maybe a good way to use this book is to check it out of the library, hunt through it for the short list of questions that work for you, and return it. Just a thought. There are several additional books in this series with questions. Perhaps the authors have followed a different strategy in these volumes that produces greater thematic variety.