The answer to last week’s question is. Q: Why did a famous statesman and world leader stand up in front of a large crowd and say, very seriously “I am a jam doughnut”?
A: Pres J.F.Kennedy said this whilst trying express solidarity with the people on a trip to Berlin by saying in German “Ich bin ein Berliner”. It was not the ideal phrase since “ein Berliner” in common usage did not mean an inhabitant of Berlin, rather a jam doughnut.
This week’s lateral challenge is a geographical one.
Q: One of the world’s capital cities spends far less (both in total and as a proportion of its budget) than other capital cities on a service which is usually considered absolutely essential. What city is this and why?
The answer to this along with a new challenge next week.
Have a good weekend!