Friday, February 01, 2008
Is the Pope a Catholic?... Apparently not.
The Daily Mail and Daily Express have both run very funny features on the most stupid answers ever given by contestants on British tv and radio quizzes. And I can assure you, we're talking real STOOOPID.
Here's a few classics:
Jamie Theakston: Where do you think Cambridge University is?Contestant: Geography isn't my strong point.
Theakston: There's a clue in the title.
Compere: What is the capital of Italy?
Compere: France is another country. Try again.
Contestant: Oh, um, Benidorm.
Compere: How long did the Six Day War between Egypt and Israel last?
Contestant (after a long pause): Fourteen days.
From The Weakest Link:
Anne Robinson: Oscar Wilde, Adolf Hitler and Jeffrey Archer have all written books about their experience in what: prison, or the Conservative Party?
Contestant: The Conservative Party.
Compere: For £10, what is the nationality of the Pope?
Contestant: I think I know that one. Is it Jewish?
Compere: What was the name of Tony Blair's chief spin-doctor who resigned in 2003?
Contestant: Iain Duncan Smith.
Come to think of it, the way IDS parroted Blair's ludicrous claims about Iraqi WMDs, the last one isn't such a stupid answer after all.....