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By John Farndon

'What occurs if I drop an ant'? 'What books are undesirable for you'? 'What percent of the world's water is contained in a cow'? The Oxbridge undergraduate interviews are notorious for his or her special methods of assessing applicants, and from those abnormal enquiries, professors can inform simply how shrewdpermanent you actually are. John Farndon has accumulated jointly seventy five of the main exciting questions taken from real admission interviews and provides complete solutions to every, taking the reader during the attention-grabbing histories, philosophies, sciences and humanities that underlie each one challenge. it is a publication for everybody who loves to imagine they're smart, or who thinks they'd prefer to be shrewdpermanent. And cleverness isn't just realizing stuff, it's how laterally, deeply and curiously you could bend your mind. Guesstimating the inhabitants of Croydon, for instance, opens a sequence of notion from you could are expecting the energy of a nuclear bomb ...and that's only the start of it.

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They must have been stolen from your own private collection. How else would the newspaper have got hold of the photos? Yes. For the fourth year in a row. Yes. Is it just at that time of the year? Just in that weekend before Anzac Day, yes. Every year. Yes. Yes there’s a pattern there, isn’t there? You do a bit of this don’t you. You went to Baghdad. Yes I did. We got some of the most senior journalists in the country in and we told them I was going. Yes. I was there. Yes of course you were, and we told them not to tell anyone.

Yes, I don’t think anyone’s home yet. What have been the highlights for you? I’ve announced a lot of money for roads. You do that a lot, don’t you? I do it whenever I can, Bryan. It’s a great thing to do. Very satisfying. Why do you get to do it? We’re the National Party. We’re pretty interested in the bush and the rural and regional issues. Which way did you vote on Telstra? Telstra’s going very well. Going very well in my area. What area are you in? I’m in the 1 per cent of the country where you can’t get a signal.

Republican Lord Butler, the kitchen’s closed. Who runs the place? It’s owned by the government. Public money. That’s right. My favourite. We can open the throttle a bit. Have you got an elephant? An elephant? Yes, I always think an elephant’s nice at one of these little occasions. Republican Lord Butler, I don’t think we can do this. You don’t want to do it any more? I don’t think we can. It’s not working and we haven’t got the budget. You want to stop? Yes. Well that could run into money. How much?

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