Knowledge Is God

London

A lovely reminder in the Guardian of some of the stupidest quiz show contestants of all time, and their answers…

Q: Where is Cambridge University?
A. Leicester

Q. Which Duke resides at Woburn Abbey?
A. Hazzard.

Q. There are three states of matter: solid, liquid and . . .
A. Jelly.

Q. What is the name of the insect which makes honey?
A. The honey fly.

Q. What ‘Z’ is used to describe a human who has returned from the dead?
A. Unicorn.

Q. Name a Paris landmark
A. Hawaii.

Q. Name an animal with horns.
A. A bee.

Q. Name something that flies without an engine.
A. A bicycle with wings.

3 comments on “Knowledge Is God”

  1. Steve says:

    If conversely ignorance is the Devil, the world is indeed going to hell.

  2. Helen Martin says:

    I understand people who give wrong answers when under pressure – I used to do it all the time on exams – but that poor girl in the clip, that is shocking. The children hardly knew which way to look. The other phrase is “Ignorance is bliss” and I think she must be in a totally blissed out state all the time. The last example Chris gave sounds to me like a pressure freeze and I’d have been tempted to give a half mark for ingenuity.

  3. Helen Martin says:

    Did you notice that the quiz master called it ‘Hungry’? That is an error that teachers have to address right at the start, otherwise the Turkey thing is a natural next thing.

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