I posed a cricket trivia question at the end of a recent post. My multitasking skills weren’t up to it.
The question should have read:
Which five cricketers have done the treble of 3000 runs, 100 wickets and 100 catches at Test level?
Apologies to those of you who’ve been trying to come up with impossible answers.
Incidentally, the one part of the question I remembered easily was the answer, which I had memorised… and then I had to reconstruct the question from that answer.
Talking about reconstructing questions from answers, there used to be a competition in the late 1960s or early 1970s, I think it was on the radio. I was still in Calcutta, so all this came to me secondhand or even further removed.
This is all I can remember. They gave you a list of everyday answers to trivia questions. You had to come up with the most original question befitting any one such answer.
The runner up was:
The answer was Dr Livingstone I Presume. The question was “What is your full name, Dr Presume?”
The answer was Crick. The question was “What is the sound made by a Japanese camera?”
Does anyone know where I can find out more about this competition?