...or celebrate two birthdays every year?

Two birthdays, or two Christmases?
If you opt for the 'two birthdays' option, then don't worry ... you wouldn't age twice as fast!  You would just get two days of the year where you got to go out and celebrate, and where everyone gave you cards and presents.

And if you opt for the 'two Christmases' option then obviously you get two days of the year where you get to give and receive presents to/from all your friends, and where you get to enjoy all of the other Christmas trimmings, such as meeting up with friends and family, Christmas food, and repeats on TV, er ... a chance to rewatch Christmas specials on TV!

Footnote: Whatever your choice, assume that the two days would be six months apart, so you get to spread out the enjoyment.

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Discover the secret of partial eternal youth
with this week's 'Would You Rather?' dilemma.

...or only age from the neck down?

If you're quite sporty and athletic then it might be quite appealing not to age from the neck down, and therefore retain all your fitness ability.  However, from a vanity point of view it would be nice to have a face which never aged and never got wrinkly.

But if you could only have one then which one would it be?  A body which never aged from the neck down, or a face which never aged from the neck up?

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...or not be able to make new memories?

An elephant never forgets...
Unless it's faced with this week's 'Would You Rather?' dilemma.
For most people, this week's dilemma might be seen as a choice between two equally undesirable options.  Or perhaps, some people might wish to selectively lose some of their memories.

However, if you had to go for a full memory wipe, and erase either all memories of the past, or all potential memories you would experience in future, which option would you go for?  To lose all your current memories?  Or to never be able to form new memories?

To round things off, here are a few quotes on the theme of memory and memories.

"The short memories of voters is what keeps our politicians in office."

"Be careful about lending a friend money. It may damage their memory."

"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not."
...Mark Twain

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...or walk around all day with a sign on your back saying 'I haven't brushed my teeth for five days!'?

A chocolate cake and someone wearing a comedy mask featuring bad teeth.
This week we feature quite a silly dilemma on the 'Would You Rather?' blog, as you have to choose between two embarassing scenarios.

You can either walk around all day with loads of chocolate smeared around your lips (think Alan Partridge in the chocolate mousse scene), or you can walk around with a sign on your back declaring to the world the poor state of your oral hygiene.

So those are the two options.  Which one would you go for?

And to clarify things, if you choose the 'I haven't brushed my teeth for five days' sign there would be no obligation to follow what it says.  You could still brush your teeth as often as you liked, and any discomfort would purely come from people seeing the sign and presuming that you had extremely poor dental hygiene.  Well, either that or perhaps more likely they'd assume you'd been the victim of a prank.

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How much is enough?

Would you rather win a guaranteed £100,000,
 or have a fifty fifty chance of winning
a million pounds on the spin of a coin?
This week's dilemma is a test of greed, and offers a choice between taking a gamble, or playing it safe.  Here's the scenario...

You're waiting for the bus one day when an eccentric billionaire approaches you and offers you £100,000.  He opens his briefcase containing the cash, so you can see the offer is genuine.

However, he then offers you a gamble...  You can either take the £100,000 there and then, and the money will be yours to keep, or you can risk it all on the spin of a coin for the chance of even more cash.  If you guess heads or tails correctly, the eccentric billionaire will instead give you a million pounds!  However, if you guess wrong then you lose everything and walk away with nothing.  Not even your bus fare home!

So that's the dilemma.  What would you do?  Would you take the £100,000, or would you risk it all on the spin of a coin for the chance of a million pounds?

...or play every instrument in the world?

Languages and musical instruments are the themes of this month's dilemma.
This month's 'Would You Rather?' dilemma offers you the chance to gain new talents, and whichever choice you go for, you would instantly become a total expert at your chosen ability.  So you would either become perfectly fluent in every language, or you would be a world class musician at every instrument.

As it happens, I'm already totally amazing at every instrument* so I'd probably go for the 'fluent in all languages' option, but what about less musically talented people?  Which option would you go for?

...would you use that day to relive the most enjoyable day of your life, or to change things you weren't happy with?

Time travel is the theme for this month's 'Would You Rather?' dilemma.
And to clarify, you can't do both.  This month's 'Would You Rather?' dilemma is a straight choice; either relive the best day of your life, or relive a day of mistakes and correct those mistakes.

Both options would be quite appealing, but if it had to be one or the other, which one would you choose?

...or enter any TV show or movie of your choice?

Dreams and TV shows become reality...
...in a hypothetical sense, i.e. not really.
We're firmly into the realms of science fiction with this month's 'Would You Rather?' dilemma, with both options sounding like something from the plot of a forthcoming Hollywood movie.  Entering people's dreams or entering TV shows/movies would both be pretty mind-blowingly amazing experiences to get your head around, and it would be tempting to be able to experience both options.

However, if you could only choose one, which one would it be?  To be able to enter other people's dreams, or enter any TV show or movie of your choice?

Two strange flavoured Easter eggs to choose from...

Unusual flavourings for Easter eggs.
As it's Easter Sunday today, I thought I would feature a topical 'Would You Rather?' on the subject of Easter eggs.

Being a 'Would You Rather?' though, obviously it can't involve two normal Easter eggs, as that would be a bit pointless, so for the dilemma this month you've been given a choice of two non-conventional Easter eggs, and you have to eat one of them.

The first is a curry flavoured Easter egg and the second is a baked beans flavoured Easter egg.  Which one would you eat?

Sleep or food to become non-essential.

A bed and a curry to illustrate the concepts of tiredness and hunger.
For this month's dilemma you get to choose between either sleep or food to become a non-essential part of life.  However, if you go for 'never get tired', you can still have a snooze if you want to, it's just that it wouldn't be physically necessary.  Taking a rest would be purely an optional choice.

And similarly, if you go for 'never get hungry' then of course you could still eat food, it's just that you wouldn't have to.  Eating would be purely for pleasurable purposes rather than for nutritional purposes.

...or eat a pancake with gravy as the topping?

A delicious strawberry pancake.  Sadly, not one of the
choices in this month's 'Would You Rather?' dilemma.
As it's Pancake Day in a few days time, I thought it would be appropriate to have a pancake themed 'Would You Rather?' this month.

However, rather than go for traditional toppings, such as chocolate sauce or honey for example, I've instead created a choice between two non-conventional pancake toppings.

Your two choices are:

1) Tomato ketchup, or
2) Gravy

For most people both of the above pancake options would be utterly disgusting.  However, if you had to eat one of them, which would it be?  The tomato ketchup pancake or the gravy pancake?

Would you read the book?

The Book Of Nasty Things.  "Interesting ideas, but the
plot lacks coherence." ...The Basingstoke Literary Review
It's a simple dilemma this month, and it's inspired by the old superstition that if your ears are burning it means someone is talking about you behind your back.  Of course, the superstition isn't true, and if your ears are burning then all it means is that your ears are hot.

However, what if you could actually discover what people had said about you behind your back.  That's the scenario for this month's 'Would You Rather?' dilemma...

A book is on the table in front of you, and inside the book are written all the bad things people have ever said about you behind your back throughout your entire life.  It tells you what they said, who said it and when they said it.

The dilemma is, 'Would you read the book?'