Question of the Day

There are more of our expedition results coming your way, but in the meantime, here is something on my long list of things I will miss afterward…. They say that imagination is right up there in importance with knowledge when it comes to being a scientist – even Einstein himself thought so. Some of the places that we all put our imaginations to work every day during the expedition were in the labs, on projects, with experiments, and… at the dinner table. It became a mealtime tradition for someone to ask Florence, a Summer School student onboard, for another one of her seemingly infinite supply of “questions of the day” (which always started discussions – and most of the time impassioned debates). Here are some of them for you to consider:

What would your first choice of superpower be?
If you were a movie director, what genre and plot would your first movie have?
If you could automatically gain any skill overnight, what be the first thing you would create using that skill?
If you could go “any-when” in time, when/where would you go?
If you could be doing anything right now, what would it be?
If you could invent one thing, regardless of the limits of current science, what would you invent?
If you could use only one tool or instrument in your scientific research, what would it be?
If you were a mad scientist, what kind of super-secret lair would you have?

And just before the expedition ended:
What is the first thing you want to do when you get back to land?

(For this there were only two answers among the group – eat a salad, and go for a walk – but refer to the caption below…)



The real “first thing” everyone did when they got to land – try to get online!

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8 Responses to Question of the Day

  1. marcos morejon says:

    Hi it’s marcos how did everyone feel when they touched land for the first time since your trip.

    • lindsay says:

      Hi Marcos, it was definitely a happy/sad moment! A lot of people were excited to have solid ground, and the freedom to move a little more and go home to family and friends, but a lot of people were sad to see the expedition end, and sad to leave the new friends we made!

  2. heaven jones says:

    did u meet many new people on your journey

    • lindsay says:

      Dear Heaven, I met the most AWESOME people on this journey. It really gives me hope for humanity, especially when you see so many bad things on the news, to meet such good people from all over the world who are trying to understand the world.

  3. heaven jones says:

    and what would be your answers to the questions above?

    • lindsay says:

      Hi Heaven, For the superpower question, I think I said something to do with time travel. I would love to go back and fix things that went wrong! For the invention, I would love to have a device that you could “inject” knowledge into your brain when you needed it. Like if you need to fly a plane in case of an emergency, just zap the knowledge into your brain and save the day!

  4. Audrey Houston says:

    Wow, it must feel great for you guys to be back on land! Not to mention being able to walk outside without tons of layers. Ah, so the first thing people did was get online? Was there Internet for everyone on board then or was it limited to a few (like you to post on the blog)?

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