I’m watching a show right now called “Font of Trivia”. The show usually consists of introducing trivia that nobody knows, but part of it consists of finding the answer to questions that viewers submit, thereby creating new trivia.
The question of the day — Which profession can run across a 10 cm wide, 10 meter bridge that is 10 stories high the fastest. The candidates: a sprint athlete (Japanese college champion), a window cleaner, a construction worker (champion of construction worker competition), a mountain climber (foremost female mountain climber), a Buddhist monk (can walk across coal), a circus trapeze artist, or a rescue worker (won Japanese rescue worker competition 8 straight years) and a stunt man. Just for point of reference, on the ground, the sprint runner was the fastest, followed by the rescue worker and trapeze artist.
In order to do this experiment, they found the one 10 story building in the country that would allow them to film — the top of a city hall in the southern most island of Kyushu. It took them 10 nights to put up this bridge. The sprint runner went from 2 seconds and change on the ground to more than 5 seconds 10 stories high. The stunt man falls off (They wear a safety belt), but climbs back on and finished in 20 seconds. Third place was the construction worker, who is obviously used to heights. Second place was the trapeze artist who had brilliant balance going for him. And first place was the rescue worker, who made it in 3.2 seconds. Ta-da!
I used to watch this show all the time, but this was probably the best trivia that they’ve come up with out of all the shows I’ve seen. Words really can’t do it justice.