21. What’s one invention that would dramatically change your life for the better? I really, really want a Rosie from The Jetsons; I don’t want a human maid/housekeeper, I want a robot that is efficient, self-motivated and kind of like Alice from The Brady Bunch – is that too much to ask for, inventors of the world?
22. I keep seeing this bumper sticker that reads, “Jesus Is The Answer!” What do you think the question is? I’ll take “sons of carpenters around the turn of the first millennium” for 1000, Alex.
23. If you got on an elevator in which everyone had their back to the door, what would you do? Depends on how many people are on the lift. If it was only a couple, I might join them and I might even face the back of the lift as well. However, I don’t get on lifts that are crowded regardless of which direction the occupants are facing.
24. If you jump up in the air just as a plunging elevator hit the ground, would you live? Probably. However, you don’t need to jump and even if you could get the timing right, you’re still going to hit the floor and really freaking hard at that. It’s actually best to lay flat on the floor and spread out as much as possible – this will keep you balanced, stable and help distribute some of the shock when landing. The reality of being in a lift whose cables (all 4 to 8 of them) snap and whose brakes don’t keep you from plummeting to the bottom of the shaft is a really weak reality – it just doesn’t happen, but maybe in *really* old lifts.
25. Knock knock. Who’s there? Your mum! No, seriously, I always wondered what the punchline was for the joke in The Breakfast Club, but as it turns out, there isn’t one!! I know, my head exploded too when I found out.
The joke that Bender tells but never finishes (while crawling through the ceiling) actually has no punchline. According to Judd Nelson, he ad-libbed the line. Originally, he was supposed to tell a joke that would end when he came back into the library and said, “Forgot my pencil”, but no one could come up with a joke for that punchline.
That still doesn’t mean that it can’t have a punchline or that people haven’t tried to figure it out/make one up.
26. On October 21, 1915, American Telephone and Telegraph Company engineers in Arlington, Virginia, initiated the very first transatlantic radiotelephone call (they called a telephone placed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France). What was the last country you placed a call to besides your own? Canada.
27. What’s the last item of clothing you ironed? I seriously can’t remember. It might have been a shirt for William right after we got married – for a job interview… but the last thing I remember ironing was some fabric for a sewing project.
28. What were the last food and/or drink items you bought from a vending machine? Ginger ale from the vending machine at our hotel, in Chicago, back in December 2010.
29. What are three things you wish you could do while sleeping? Assuming that doing said things wouldn’t diminish the quality of my sleep, I would like to clean house, bathe & write my book.
30. How many ice cube trays do you have in your freezer, and have you ever used them to make anything other than traditional ice cubes? I don’t have any in my freezer, but I have a few in the cabinet. I’ve used them for freezing pesto, soup, broth, tea and juice.