Sunday, 29 August 2010

Today's Non-Story



Most of us will have played Monopoly at least once in our lives although I doubt many of us have lost any sleep wondering about the location of 'GO'.

But the mystery must have caused someone a little insomnia - enough for them to decide to solve the 75-year-old riddle. Mapping experts at Ordnance Survey used digital mapping to trace and plot all the square on the board game on to a map of London.

They discovered that the iconic game's start square is Lambeth North tube station on the Bakerloo Line, near the London Eye. Under the rules of the game a player collects £200 from the bank every time they pass 'GO'.

So there you have it. Dust down your battered Monopoly board (if you can find it), set everyone round the table for a game, then when the opportunity arises, you can impress your company with your newly acquired knowledge. Not a bad way to spend an August Bank Holiday Sunday evening.



9 comments:

Harbinger said...

Like most things promoted by the media it's about getting people to think about things they shouldn't be thinking about in order to ignore the very things they should be.

Harbinger said...

P.S.

If anyone does research on Monopoly they'll find it was invented in America and so the start square is certainly not anywhere near the UK!

Witterings From Witney said...

" Not a bad way to spend an August Bank Holiday Sunday evening."

Got something far more interesting SR. Just you wait and see what we on Albion Alliance will have for you to 'play with' in the next day or two!

Wetted your appetite, I trust?

subrosa said...

Harbinger, that's why the title is non-story.
I suppose I could have made it 'useless information'.

It may have been invented there but a GB one was developed.

subrosa said...

Oooh yes WFW, can't wait. Now wondering what you're up to...

Witterings From Witney said...

Well SR, to coin a phrase.... "later tonight", hopefully!

Dioclese said...

You must be a Chartered Accountant - you have just given me a piece of totally accurate information which is of no practical use whatsoever.

Dark Lochnagar said...

" Not a bad way to spend an August Bank Holiday Sunday evening."
It would be if it was a bank holiday in Scotland.

subrosa said...

It is here on some places DL. Some shops and offices are closed.

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