OK, everyone, buddy-up!

Tuesday, June 20th, 2000 - 5:31 pm PDT

Two days after the spectacularly successful international showing of hands, Smith initiated a further call for everyone to buddy-up. “The buddy system has been used for decades by school groups in order to promote the safety of all, and to make sure nobody gets lost,” said Smith. The plan hit a snag when it was found that the world population is an odd number. Thinking quickly Smith said, “OK, you three triple-up.”