“What would you do ?” used to figure on the cover of a boys’ comic called “Boys’ World”. This was a publication, obviously, aimed at boys and first appeared on January 26th 1963. There were 89 issues before the comic was merged with Eagle in 1964. The last issue of “Boys’ World” came out on October 3rd 1964.
I used to buy “Boys’ World”, and this was mainly for the front cover which always featured a kind of puzzle. It was called “What would you do ?” and was based on somebody being in what Ned Flanders would call “A dilly of a pickle”. Here’s the situation:
Do you see him? Middle of the left hand side? The orange box. The worthless orange box, the father that the poor little orange arrow has been looking for ever since Big Box, as he then was, walked out and fled to Canada to escape the war.
The orange box sets the scene, and the task is for you to solve the situation. Perhaps you might like to write your idea in the “Comments” section.
Here’s the orange box enlarged:
So…..it’s one “A dilly of a pickle”.
A climber is trapped half way up the rock face. The rock was covered in ice, but now there’s rain pouring over the already treacherous surface. His friend below is next to useless. He hasn’t even brought an umbrella.
So what can the climber do? To go up is as difficult as going down. And his rubber soled boots are next to useless too.
What can he do??