Your Questions Answered (Second Edition)

Here’s another search engine Q&A rally.

Is Geneva in the Northern or Southern hemisphere?

According to maps, Geneva is very much within the Northern hemisphere. You’ll find it in Switzerland, which is in Europe.

Why won’t people let the Olympic torch group?

Hmmm. I didn’t realise the Olympic torch had the desire to group. Group with whom? I’d say, judging by the number of Chinese paramilitary soldiers who ran along with the torch on its global relay, the torch’s needs were met. There was definitely a large group of them surrounding the torch, thus the torch was a part of a group. I’m only guessing here, but whoever wanted to stop the torch from grouping, failed.

What happens to the Olympic torch when finished?

The torch bearers on this year’s relay were all allowed to keep their torches. Any left will no doubt be sold to whoever wants one.

What things should I take on a trip to Switzerland in Summer?

Start with an empty bag, and then think about what items you might need while on your trip. Then, find those items and put those items inside the bag. You might find writing a list helpful. In all seriousness though, I’m guessing you’re asking what weather conditions you should be prepared for. Switzerland’s climate is notoriously changeable, so you should be prepared to cope with all types of weather conditions. Layers are the way to go. Take t-shirts, thick jumpers and rain coats, because you’ll probably need them all. Particularly in the mountains, the nights can still get fairly chilly in the summer. And if you go up high enough, the days can be very cold.

What’s the best place to sit for first time flyers?

I’d recommend sitting in the middle of the plane, regardless of whether you’re a first time flyer or not. The middle is said to be the most comfortable section to sit in as the wings control the steadiness when the plane hits turbulence.

Which countries were in the path of the Olympic torch relay?

In chronological order; Greece, China, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Russia, United Kingdom, France, United States, Tanzania, Oman, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, China.