Back in October, my pal Alto2 went to Jeopardy and did us quite proud.
Today I was reading this Reuter’s article, (excerpts below) and while I’m quite impressed with the knowledge and manners displayed by Alto2 in her television debut, it was not quite as entertaining as some of the following.
The dumbest ever quiz answers
From regional radio shows to “Who Wants To be a Millionaire?” and “University Challenge,” people make fools of themselves — as internet site http://www.jumpingjacksbar.com found in collating some of the worst howlers.
Note, I tried linking to http://www.jumpingjacksbar.com but it says the domain name expired Jan. 30
Here are leading contenders for the “Dumb Down” gold medal:
Presenter: What happened in Dallas on November 22,1963?
Contestant: I don’t know, I wasn’t watching it then
Presenter: In which European city was the first opera house
opened in 1637?
Ummmm, Simone? When did Australia become part of Europe. OH — isn’t Australia right next to Austria???
Presenter: How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and
Contestant: (after long pause) Fourteen days
Yeah, and the war of 1812 was in 1937
Presenter: What is the currency in India
Presenter: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which
jungle-swinging character clad only in a loin cloth did he
And this wasn’t on there, but it could be someday
Presenter: Where was the treaty of Versailles signed?
Contestant: Collieville, of course