If only one big mystery could be solved in your lifetime, which would you choose?

If only one big mystery could be solved in your lifetime, which would you choose?

Every Monday 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 receive six one-day tickets to HK Disneyland, worth HK$2,994.


The Contestants

Contestant 1

It is often said that curiosity killed the cat. But there are some things that I REALLY need to know - for example, how Pokémon goes to the toilet, why Hello Kitty doesn't have a mouth, and why Barney isn't extinct yet.

If only one big mystery could be solved in my lifetime, I'd probably want to know what the meaning of life is. Although there might not be a direct answer, I'd really like to know what our purpose is in life. Is it to be free? To love? To help? It all sounds so vague to me.

Well, anyway, to all the mathematicians out there - don't you dare tell me that the answer is "42"!

Contestant 2

What happens after you die ... have you ever wondered? Because I have! Do we end up like Adam and Eve? Do we go to heaven or hell? Is there even a heaven or hell? So many questions pop up! I'd love to crack open the mystery of what happens after death ... moreover I've always wondered if I was too naughty to go to heaven!

Contestant 3

Even now, the biggest mystery that I want to see solved is the death of Elisa Lam, the Canadian student who went missing in 2013. She was last seen on a video from a security camera in a hotel elevator, acting extremely weird and talking to herself. Days after the creepy video went viral, her body was found inside a water tank atop the famous "haunted" Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles, in the US. Was she afraid of something? Was she mentally ill? To this day, no one knows whether it was a murder or suicide. All we know is that we shouldn't do anything strange in an elevator, due to the existence of security cameras.

Contestant 4

The sad thing about life is that one usually dies before so many mysteries are solved. Now before I die, I want the great zombie apocalypse mystery of the Walking Dead series to be solved. What should Rick Grimes do to save the human race? How do they stop the apocalypse? Where do they find the cure? Does the cure even exist? Are they going to live among zombies forever? Come on, have mercy on this poor soul. SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME. I'M BEGGING YOU. Just kidding! But seriously, tell me.

Contestant 5

Life has many mysteries that really need to be solved, which makes it very difficult for me to choose just one. Well, if only one mystery could be solved, it would have to be this: when you are waiting for the lift, someone just comes up and starts pressing the lift button non-stop. WHY? It can be annoying and amusing. Surely they don't think that murdering the lift button will make the thing go faster and arrive sooner, do they? I guess we all know it wouldn't. So why do people do it? This is worth investigating. The constant clicking has to stop. Seriously.

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

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
If only one big mystery could be solved in your lifetime, which would you choose?


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