Has your country ever been responsible for a world-changing creation for changing the future? Whether it was a technological advancement, or medical, etc. Or an incident that occured in your country that changed the future (for example, Capt Clare's information about what drove the Gun Amnesty in Australia).
Has your country ever been involved in an election where the candidates made outrageous promises for the future? Probably! I'd love to hear examples from around the world of outrageous election promises for the future. "Read my lips: submit your stories."
Does your country currently have an eternal flame burning in remembrance of a person, or people, or event?For example, in Canada,The Eternal Flame in the Peace Garden of Toronto City Hall was lit by His Holiness Pope John Paul II in September 1984, and symbolizes the hope and regeneration of mankind.
There is also an eternal flame burning on Elvis Presley's grave in Graceland (I visited it).
Tell us about an eternal flame in your country and its significance.
Is your country currently being run by a woman who is also mother? Or has it ever been? Sometimes the woman doesn't even really hold any power but is still a large influence in your country. Did their being a mother influence their leadership at all, whether real or perceived?
Some famous women leaders who were also mothers: Indira Ghandi, Golda Meir, Margaret Thatcher.
Do you have any examples from your country where a second-in-command took over power? Whether by gentle means (ie first in command is sick, steps down, etc.) or by force, like a coup d'etat, or something?
When was a dark time in your country's history? We hear this phrase often, "it was a dark time". What are some examples of a dark time in your country?
I'd love to hear what a typical school day looks like in other parts of the world. What is school? A building? A gathering outside? What and how do you learn? Is school safe or dangerous where you are?
In each country, there must be a story, or belief, about consequences suffered due to the government having kept secrets from its people. These are usually told as consiparacy theories, but there could be other variations of this, such as when a government keeps a secret to prevent widespread panic, or in the best interests of its people. Some secrets are kept to prevent a country's people from uprising. I'd love to see some of these secrets told.
I contributed this idea before (under RE SECRETS). It would be interesting to learn about famous spies from around the world and any famous event inspired by them.
I think it would be interesting to explore the beliefs in different parts of the world of what "monsters" come out at night. For example, where do people's beliefs in vampires come from? Werewolves? Boogeyman? Zombies? We could trace back the roots of these beliefs to their countries of origin and explore how they affect the societies in different parts of the world (for example, Hollywood's current obsession with monsters in movies and on TV)
Sticking chewing gum
underneath your desk
Pretending you’re sick
To get out of a test
The back of the bus
Is where the cool kids sat
I’d give anything to
Get those days back
On the bathroom walls
Trying to sneak a smoke
In the bathroom stalls
Proms and dances and
How could I know
That I’d miss those days
(additionalverse after "VAMP")
My future was a mystery
But I had no cares
And no worries
That future is now my past
If I’d know it then
I’d of made it last