tv times played Brendan at his own game by giving him five pairs of statements, but only one of each pair is true. Can he work out the truth from the lie?
1 A Camels can store water in their humps. B Camels have three pairs of eyelids.
Brendan: I know that camels have three pairs of eyelids and that the hump stores fat, not water, so it’s the eyelids.
TVT: Correct – we’re impressed! 1/1
2 A napoleon wasn’t short – he had a height of five feet six inches, which was about average for the time. B napoleon was the second cousin of his nemesis the Duke of Wellington.
That’s a good one because either one could be true.
Logically, because history’s written by the winners, and he wasn’t the winner, he’d probably have been labelled a small man when he wasn’t so I think I’ll go with that.
TVT: Correct! 2/2
Brendan: Thank goodness!
3 A on the moon you’d weigh one sixth of what you weigh on earth.
B The moon is gradually moving closer to the earth.
Brendan: well, as the universe is expanding, nothing’s going to be moving closer, it’s all moving further away so I’ll go with the weight one as the truth.
TVT: Right! 3/3
4 A Croissants were invented in Brazil, not France.
B in France, putting a baguette on a table upside down is considered bad luck.
Brendan: I think croissants were invented in France because it’s French for crescent, or maybe they were invented in arabia but not Brazil, so I’m going with the baguette.
TVT: Medieval versions of croissants originated in austria but you’re right about the baguette! 4/4 Brendan: woo-hoo!
5 A 10 october 2006 was declared ‘Tom Cruise Day’ in Japan.
B Tom Cruise’s first job was as a shoe salesman.
Brendan: I once saw Tom at a function in La wearing shoes that were sparkling and had silver tips on them, so I’m going to say shoe salesman.
TVT: we finally fooled you! Brendan: Oh! well, I’ll never forget that now.
TVT: Four out of five is amazing! Brendan: Thanks!