Tuesday 22 June 12:09 p.m.
NAME: Carl Fletcher aka: Fletch
AGE/DATE OF BIRTH: 30
BORN: Wellington but moved to New Plymouth when I was 2 so my parents could run a Mr Whippy Franchise
GREW UP: New Plymouth, went to New Plymouth Boys High School. Studied at Taranaki Polytechnic.
PARTNER: Widowed after a plane crash
Explain the global situation at the time of your birth:
My parents were the only survivors of a 1979 plane crash in the Amazon Jungle. It was touch and go there for a while but we eventually emerged in 1986 when I was 7 years old and I didn’t know the way of the world outside of the cut throat environment of the Amazonian Jungle. We were short term residents of a Brazilian village until Dad returned to NZ in 1987 when KZ7 challenged for the Americas Cup. He was the world’s finest sail maker. Making his sails only from the finest Amazonian Spider Silk, spiders that he bred & trained during our 7 years in the jungle hiatus.
Was any of that true?
The Spider Part was.
Edmonds Microwave Cookbook. I just like the pictures.
Do you have other jobs?
Street Preacher, Barmaid, Stop Go Sign Holder
What are your personal flaws?
Excessive Elbow skin & my super sensitive hearing. I often overhear people complimenting me when they thought I couldn’t hear them.
What would you area of expertise be in a University Challenge?
Cats and the history of cats interaction
What’s something that until now people haven’t known about you?
Well, it’s hard to believe but I am the result of a passionate night atop Mt Victoria in Wellington. Let’s just say there was a few bottles of Pink Chardon, some Lionel Ritchie on the radio & a condom 8 years past expiry.
Favourite Man Made Environmental Disaster?
Chernobyl, it was symbolic of the fall of the Soviet Union and I actually bought a lead lined nuclear safety suit off Trademe a month ago especially for my visit planned for 2050 when radiation levels have dipped to a “just below cancerous” level.
Fill in the blanks….
I have in my possession a ___Cat Ownership____ license.
When I shower I wash my _Undies. I’m a never nude. I shower in undies._____ first
My favourite fictional dog is _Richie Rich’s dog “Dollar” WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT A RICH KIDS DOG WOULD HAVE A DOLLAR SIGN AS A BIRTH MARK?!