Every Wednesday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Their answers will be published anonymously in Young Post. Then readers can vote for their FAVOURITE answer. We will eliminate the contestant with the LEAST votes every week until we have a winner. The ultimate Brain Game winner will win a one-night stay at the new Disney Explorers Lodge with up to three friends!
Votes close at midnight on Sunday.
I wouldn’t want to travel back too far in time, in case I accidentally infect people with something they can’t fight off. I wouldn’t want to travel too far into the future because then maybe I wouldn’t be able to fight off any future diseases. That’s why I’d only go back about 10 years or so.
I would want to go back to 2007, when Madeleine McCann, a three-year-old British girl on holiday with her family, went missing in Portugal. Her case is very interesting because lots of strange things happened during the night she disappeared. Her mother apparently screamed, “Someone’s taken her!”, instead of “She’s missing!” The police in Portugal only started searching for her 24 hours after she reportedly went missing. After her parents realised she was gone, they continued to leave their other children alone in their hotel room as they searched for her.
Despite a decade-long investigation, the case is still unresolved. I would go back in time, and stay in the same resort as the McCann family, and get the room next to theirs. Maybe I could be the one to crack a case that’s been playing on the minds and hearts of many people for the past 10 years.
As much as I’d want to go back to a major historical event, I’ve watched Back to the Future enough times to know not to interfere with anything in the past. I think it would be amazing to travel 100 years into the future, though! I’d see all of the amazing new technology that we’ve come up with – or how badly we’ve screwed up the planet.
In a future where everything’s good, I would try to absorb as much information as I could, and try to get answers for all the questions I have. What new species have scientists discovered? Have humans found life in outer space yet? What’s the latest superfood trend? Was Donald Trump a decent president? Will Taylor Swift’s next album be any better than Reputation?
I’d like to find out about myself, too – if I’m still alive, that is. I would go and ask myself for advice, and I’d see if there are things I regret doing (or not doing), or if there are any important life lessons that I would be better off knowing earlier.
If the future is full of chaos, I’d try to find out where or when it went wrong. I’m guessing it’ll be down to us ruining our environment, or because of a nuclear apocalypse. I’d take as many photos and copy as many documents as I could of what happened, and I’d bring that knowledge back with me to my own time period. Then I would try to make more people aware of what could happen, and try to prevent it.
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