10.30am Combining the launch of The Sunday Telegraph’s travel
section with a visit to the Millennium Dome ensures an unusually large
turnout of hacks.
Led by Telegraph boss Jeremy Deedes, we set off to find the Body
But Jeremy is distracted by the Tunnel of Love and we find ourselves in
Living Island - a kitsch end-of-pier seaside pastiche. It’s very
realistic - all the arcade games are out of order.
11.30am The pubic lice in the Body Zone cause a stir among a party of
OAPs. The place stinks of cat pee and I exit wondering what all the fuss
Noon The replaying on a giant screen of Teddy Sheringham’s opening goal
in last year’s Cup Final provides a welcome relief from the tedium of
the Mind Zone. Even Philippe Starck would find this minimalism
12.30pm The space capsule ride in Home Planet is the best experience of
the day. We’re exposed to volcanoes and inter-galactic storms. It could
1.30pm As I leave I’m urged to consider such profundities as ’Will life
get better?’ and ’Are humans getting more intelligent?’ I suddenly feel
the need to regurgitate my jacket-potato lunch.