Thursday Think-tank

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 August, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 21 August, 2008, 12:00am

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Injury forces Liu Xiang to pull out of the 110 metres hurdles race... for national interest, they'll now replace him with someone younger and prettier

2 Michael Phelps wins eight gold medals... he has so much gold around his neck, even P. Diddy and Kanye West are jealous

3 Some Hong Kong audiences find dressage boring... they're also disappointed none of the betting booths at Sha Tin were open

4 Complaints of empty seats inside venues but lots of scalpers outside... who says China isn't progressing fast enough towards a free market system?

5 Smog and heat surprisingly disappear during Olympics... it seems the myth is true - the government, at least the one in Beijing, really does control the weather