"The Weight" - The Band, 1968
While John was getting ready for work this morning, I switched on the TV in our bedroom. As it was not yet 6am, ITV1 was broadcasting Nightscreen, a collection of still photos and brief descriptions of upcoming ITV programs. One of the items caught my eye.
I'm not entirely sure which program was being previewed - it might have been one hosted by Ant and Dec - but it had to do with a family game show.
And apparently, on the next broadcast of this program, the families are competing for a "250,000-pound prize". That's exactly how it was written.
That's a lot of weight, so I began wondering what the prize might be. A quick Google came up with the following possibilities...items weighing 250,000 pounds:
> a NASA space shuttle, when on Earth
> the amount of weight of a steam locomotive that's carried on its driving wheels
> the huge LED Walgreen's sign on the One Times Square building in New York City
> the portion of the Statue of Liberty that is made of steel
PS This is not an April Fool's joke, either!