The Weekly Blab

#1
This isn't like a full-blown newspaper so I don't know that we need an entire forum for it. Just the occasional diversion for when you have 5 minutes to kill. This thread will probably do. I'll try to do an issue once a week to remind myself to come here. Doing something regular might help keep my activity.
 
#3
Issue #2

Random video of the week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqegTsi6SiE

Would you rather?
Would you rather live without the internet or live without heating?

Fact of the week
Avocados are poisonous to birds

Challenge of the week
He who makes it does not keep it.
He who takes it does not know it.
He who knows it does not want it.
He who gathers it must destroy it.
What am I?
 

Sopo

sloth
Forum Administrator
President
#5
I'd rather be stuck on a train... and in Texas, honestly, I could probably live without heating. :p
 
#6
Issue #3

Random video of the week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRU7Dbg27n0

Would you rather?
Would you rather eat 100 gummy bears or eat 100 marshmallows?

Fact of the week
Guy Fawkes is the reason groups of people are sometimes called “Guys”

Quote of the week
“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t” - Bill Nye

Challenge of the week
Can you find two fractions that have a quotient of 5.55?
Also, would people prefer if the weekly challenges were easier? Harder?
 
#8
Issue #4

Random video of the week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1YcR9t9yUM

Would you rather?
Would you rather play a hero or a villain in a movie?

Fact of the week
The Harry Potter series has sold more books than Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Hunger Games and Twilight combined.

Quote of the week
“Become who you are” - Friedrich Nietzsche

Challenge of the week
A pangram is a sentence that contains every letter in the alphabet, such as "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
This weeks' challenge is simple: write a pangram! :)
 
#9
Issue #5

Random video of the week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trXPoMyWhcM

Would you rather?
Would you rather win a holiday for a week or win a new laptop?

Fact of the week
The world record for the loudest thing ever shouted belongs to Mrs Flanagan, an Irish teacher who yelled “QUIET!”

Quote of the week
“A single moment can change the day. A single day can change a life. A single life can change the world.” - Buddha

Challenge of the week
Can you think of a word that rhymes with bulb, circle or film?
 
#14
Issue #6

Random video of the week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlDXQdgx_QU

Would you rather?
Would you rather live in Harry Potter’s world or in Pokemon’s world?

Fact of the week
The word “agony” comes from the Greek “agon,” meaning athletic competition

Quote of the week
“We must live together as brothers or die together as fools” - Martin Luther King Jr

Challenge of the week
I've got another riddle for this week!
What stands by the ball that is never thrown, always batting and never hitting?
 

Pichtonia

Associate Justice
Associate Justice
#15
"Would you rather live in Harry Potter’s world or in Pokemon’s world?"

Harry Potter, even though it's probably more deadly and there's a big chance of not even being a wizard or smth.
 
#16
Issue #7

Random video of the week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryg077wBvsM

Would you rather?
Would you rather have unlimited chips or candy?

Fact of the week
In the English Parliament, the "Speaker of the House" doesn't speak

Quote of the week
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer” - Albert Einstein

Challenge of the week
Just reply in this thread what the best Christmas present you ever received was. I need some inspiration for my gifting. :)
 
#17
Issue #8

Random video of the week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMRrCYPxD0I

Would you rather?
Would you rather move to a different city or move to a different country?

Fact of the week
The largest tyre manufacturer is the world is Lego

Quote of the week
“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible” - Arthur C. Clarke

Riddle of the week
(because I keep being unsure of what sort of challenge to do this week, so I'll be more specific)
You throw away the outside and cook the inside.
Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside.
What am I?
 
#19
Well that's the fastest anyone's solved a challenge - 8 minutes! I'll make the next one harder again. Congrats! :)

What country would you live in and why?
 
#20
Merry XMas and Happy New Year!

Random video of the week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T45EvXrTzLo

Would you rather?
Would you rather be really tall or really short?

Fact of the week
Jupiter’s moon Io has ocean-like waves 100m high of solid rock, due to the planet’s gravity

Quote of the week
“Those who lose dreaming are lost” - Aboriginal Proverb

Challenge of the week
What's your new year's resolution?
 
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