What would you do if you were invisible for 24 hours from midnight?

What would you do if you were invisible for 24 hours from midnight?

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 an Apple Watch Nike+!

Votes close at midnight on Sunday.

The contestants

Contestant 1

I would try to make the most of my being invisible. On the stroke of midnight, I would sneak out of my home and visit Disneyland and Ocean Park, where I would be able to enjoy the rides without paying. Then I would go to Starbucks and drink a lot of coffee to help me keep going for 24 hours.

In the morning, I would go to school and make fun of my teachers and classmates. I’d grab some mushy noodles from the canteen, and chuck them on a classmate’s head. (At the end of the day, I’d let my friends know that it was me, though they probably wouldn’t be all that happy about it!)

After school, I would go home and play pranks on my mum and scare her. At night, I’d sneak out again, and come in once I’d become visible. I’d tell my parents that I had been with a friend. But I wonder if I would be able to get away with being invisible, because my parents would freak out at not being able to find me all day long!


Contestant 2

This sounds like something from H. G. Wells’ sci-fi book, The Invisible Man. Twenty-four hours might sound like a short time, but it’s not – especially when you are invisible.

The first thing I would do in this impossible scenario is rob a bank. Who wouldn’t want to know how it feels like to have millions of dollars, right? I would be able to steal so much if I were invisible. No one would see me as I stole money, clothes, and bags. Then I would break into my school and change my exam marks. I would have top grades in all subjects!

However, I don’t think it would be nice to remain invisible, even if it was just for a day. Does it matter what stuff you steal if you can’t see what it looks like on you? You would feel alone because no one would be able to see you or talk to you. I’m an outgoing person, so this sounds terrible to me.

So, as soon as the invisibility wore off, I would rush home and hug my family. I think it would be a roller-coaster experience – fun and full of ups and downs, but you’d be glad to step off the ride as soon as it’s over.


Contestant 3

I’d hop on a plane to Washington DC, in the United States, as soon as I became invisible. I’d sit in first class, taking full advantage of the fact that no one could see me. After arriving in the US capital, I would enjoy a tasty lunch at a three Michelin-starred restaurant, then head to the White House.

I’d play pranks on the security guards there, and find out where the Oval Office is. I would shadow US President Donald Trump for a while, and try to find out more about his private life. I’d mess up lots of his important documents, too, and pour ink all over them.

Then I’d hop on one of his private jets to Pyongyang, in North Korea. I’d slip into North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s office and put a frog in his clothes to scare him. I’d film the moment he realises there’s something wiggling in his shirt, and take photos of all the documents he’s working on.

Then, I would fly back to Hong Kong, where I would tell the media about the private lives of Trump and Kim … for a price!


Contestant 4

I would visit Government House, where Hong Kong’s chief executive lives. We see the outside of it all the time, but no one gets to see the inside. The gardens are open to the public twice a year, but the public gets to see only the drawing room, dining room, and ballroom.

If I were invisible, I could see all the rooms. I would follow Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor for a day and see what she does and where she goes.

I would go into the kitchen and try the food they make for special occasions. I’d go into Lam’s office and read all of the documents, too, and sleep in the guest rooms. I’d follow Lam out of the house and into her meetings across the city as well, and see all the famous people she meets.

*In case of dispute, Young Post reserves the right to decide the result.

Edited by Ginny Wong

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
What would you do if you were invisible for 24 hours from midnight?

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