Areas without mobile reception rebranded 'trivia mystery zones'

26-07-13

REGIONS with poor phone coverage are being marketed to couples that enjoy debating trivia.

Was there a James Bond film with David Niven in it?

Was there a James Bond film with David Niven in it?

The Orkney Islands, areas of Scotland and mid-Wales are being promoted as ‘trivia mystery zones’ where couples can debate unimportant facts like which Baldwin played the baddie in Blade, without just looking up the answer on their smartphones.

Recruitment consultant Francesca Johnson said: “At home, me and my boyfriend are constantly arguing about where our relationship is going.

“On holiday in Western Scotland, we found ourselves free to argue about which of Ross Kemp’s ITV series was least successful, and what year Mariah Carey went slutty.

“The tone of our interaction was so much more light-hearted.

“Ordinarily we’d have the answers literally at our fingertips, limiting trivia discussion time to about 90 seconds.”

Neurological expert Dr Norman Steele said: “When you can’t spend countless hours trying to remember the guest stars in The Love Boat, you have to talk about other things.

“Things like the amount of weight one partner’s put on recently, or how unattractively the other one is going bald.”

Headmistress Joanna Kramer said: “I’ve been off-grid since the beginning of the month, and by meditating on the deep mystery that is the names of the Banana Splits and not just looking it up, I’ve achieved a state of extraordinary calm.

“I feel relaxed, healthy and ready to re-engage with the world. Unfortunately my sister’s declared me legally dead because I haven’t updated Facebook for three weeks.”

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