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    Perfect proof that Britain is dumbing down comes from the toe-curlingly embarrassing answers given by many contestants on TV and radio general knowledge quiz shows. Here, CLAIRE COHEN presents some of the most outrageously stupid doing the rounds on the internet



    UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2)
    Jeremy Paxman: What is another name for "cherrypickers" and "cheesemongers"?
    Contestant: Homosexuals.
    Paxman: No. They're regiments in the British Army who will be very upset with you.
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    The wrong answers on quiz shows up and down the country make many squirm with embarrassment



    BEG, BORROW OR STEAL (BBC2)

    Jamie Theakston:
    Where do you think Cambridge University is?
    Contestant: Geography isn't my strong point.
    Theakston: There's a clue in the title.
    Contestant: Leicester.



    PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC GMR)


    Wood: What 'K' could be described as the Islamic Bible?
    Contestant: Er. . .
    Wood: It's got two syllables . . . Kor . . .
    Contestant: Blimey?
    Wood: Ha ha ha ha, no. The past participle of run . . .
    Contestant: (Silence.)
    Wood: OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I . . .
    Contestant: Walked?

    BBC NORFOLK
    Stewart White: Who had a worldwide hit with What A Wonderful World?
    Contestant: I don't know.
    White: I'll give you some clues. What do you call the part between your hand and your elbow?
    Contestant: Arm.
    White: Correct. And if you're not weak, you're . .?
    Contestant: Strong.
    White: Correct - and what was Lord Mountbatten's first name?
    Contestant: Louis.
    White: Well, there we are then. So, who had a worldwide hit with the song What A Wonderful World?
    Contestant: Frank Sinatra?



    LATE SHOW (BBC MIDLANDS)
    Alex Trelinski: What's the capital of Italy?
    Contestant: France.
    Trelinski: France is another country. Try again.
    Contestant: Oh, um, Benidorm.
    Trelinski: Wrong, sorry, let's try another question. In which country is the Parthenon?
    Contestant: Sorry, I don't know.
    Trelinski: Just guess a country then.
    Contestant: Paris.



    THE WEAKEST LINK (BBC2)
    Anne Robinson: Oscar Wilde, Adolf Hitler and Jeffrey Archer have all written books about their experiences in what: Prison or the Conservative Party?
    Contestant: The Conservative Party.



    BEACON RADIO, Wolverhampton
    DJ Mark: For 10, what is the nationality of the Pope?
    Ruth from Rowley Regis: I think I know that one. Is it Jewish?


    UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2)
    Bamber Gascoigne: What was Gandhi's first name?
    Contestant: Goosey?


    GWR FM, Bristol
    Presenter: What happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963?
    Contestant: I don't know, I wasn't watching it then.



    RTE RADIO 2FM, Ireland
    Presenter: What is the name of the long-running TV comedy show about pensioners: Last Of The. .?
    Caller: Mohicans.



    RICHARD AND JUDY (C4))
    Q: Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman?
    A: Forrest Gump.



    LINCS FM PHONE-IN
    Presenter: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?
    Contestant: Barcelona.
    Presenter: I was really after the name of a country.
    Contestant: I'm sorry; I don't know the names of any countries in Spain.


    NATIONAL LOTTERY (BBC1)
    Q: What is the world's largest continent?
    A: The Pacific



    RICHARD AND JUDY (C4))
    Presenter: On which street did Sherlock Holmes live?
    Contestant: Er. . .
    Presenter: He makes bread. . .
    Contestant: Err...
    Presenter: He makes cakes . .
    Contestant: Kipling Street?



    THE BIGGEST GAME IN TOWN (ITV)
    Steve Le Fevre: What was signed to bring World War I to an end in 1918?
    Contestant: Magna Carta?




    BREAKFAST SHOW (RADIO 1)
    Chris Moyles: Which 's' is a kind of whale that can grow up to 80 tonnes?
    Contestant: Ummm. . .
    Moyles: It begins with 's' and rhymes with 'perm'.
    Contestant: Shark.



    JAMES O'BRIEN SHOW (LBC)
    O'Brien: How many kings of England have been called Henry?
    Contestant: Well, I know there was a Henry the Eighth. . . er . . . Three?



    CHRIS SEARLE SHOW (BBC RADIO BRISTOL)
    Searle: In which European country is Mount Etna?
    Caller: Japan.
    Searle: I did say which European country, so in case you didn't hear that, I can let you try again.
    Caller: Er . . . Mexico?



    PAUL WAPPAT (BBC RADIO NEWCASTLE)
    Wappat: How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and Israel last?
    Contestant (after long pause): Fourteen days.



    DARYL DENHAM'S DRIVETIME (VIRGIN RADIO)
    Denham: In which country would you spend shekels?
    Contestant: Holland?
    Denham: Try the next letter of the alphabet.
    Contestant: Iceland? Ireland?
    Denham (helpfully): It's a bad line. Did you say Israel?
    Contestant: No.



    THE VAULT (ITV)
    Melanie Sykes: What is the name given to the condition where the sufferer can fall asleep at any time?
    Contestant: Nostalgia.


    STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON (RADIO 2)
    Wright: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which jungle-swinging character clad only in a loincloth did he play?
    Contestant: Jesus



    NATIONAL LOTTERY (BBC1)
    Eamonn Holmes: Dizzy Gillespie is famous for playing what?
    Contestant: Basketball.



    DOG EAT DOG (BBC1)
    Ulrika Jonsson: Who wrote Lord Of The Rings?
    Contestant: Enid Blyton.



    NATIONAL LOTTERY (BBC1) </STRONG>
    Eamonn Holmes: There are three states of matter: solid, liquid and . . ?
    Contestant: Jelly.



    FORT BOYARD (CHALLENGE TV)
    Jodie Marsh: Arrange these two groups of letters to form a word - CHED and PIT.
    Team: Chedpit.



    SIMPLY THE BEST (ITV)
    Phil Tufnell: How many Olympic Games have been held?
    Contestant: Six.
    Tufnell: Higher!
    Contestant: Five.




    NOTTS AND CROSSES QUIZ (BBC RADIO NOTTINGHAM)
    Jeff Owen: In which country is Mount Everest?
    Contestant (long pause): Er, it's not in Scotland, is it?



    THE WEAKEST LINK (BBC2)
    Anne Robinson: In traffic, what 'j' is where two roads meet?
    Contestant: Jool carriageway?



    QUIZMANIA (ITV)
    Greg Scott: We're looking for an occupation beginning with T.
    Contestant: Doctor.
    Scott: No, it's 'T'. 'T' for Tommy. 'T' for Tango.
    Contestant: Oh, (pause) Doctor.



    BIG QUIZ (LBC)
    Gary King: Name the funny men who once entertained kings and queens at court.
    Contestant: Lepers.



    DANNY KELLY SHOW (RADIO WM)
    Kelly: Which French Mediterranean town hosts a famous film festival every year?
    Contestant: I need a clue.
    Kelly: OK. What do beans come in?
    Contestant: Cartons?



    TALKSPORT
    Andy Townsend: How many wheels does a tricycle have?
    Caller: Two.
    Townsend: The Beatles were known as the Fab...?
    Caller: Five.




    MAGIC 52 (NORTH-EAST ENGLAND)
    Presenter: In what year was President Kennedy assassinated?
    Contestant: Erm...
    Presenter: Well, let's put it this way - he didn't see 1964.
    Contestant: 1965?



    WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? (ITV)
    Chris Tarrant (asking the audience): 'Jambon' is the French for which food?
    11 per cent of the audience: Jam.



    DAVE LEE TRAVIS SHOW (BREEZE FM)
    DLT: In which European country are there people called Walloons?
    Contestant: Wales.



    JANICE FORSYTH SHOW (BBC RADIO SCOTLAND)
    Forsyth: What is India's currency?
    Contestant: Ramadan.



    OWEN MONEY SHOW (BBC RADIO WALES)
    Money: In 30 seconds, name as many well-known politicians as you can. Caller: Er. . . Tony Brown. . . and Nigel Benn. (Silence.)


    We REALLY are the weakest link - the hilariously wrong quiz show answers that prove Britain is dumbing down | the Daily Mail

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    And people think we're stupid.

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    these are so funny! i'd be awful on a quix show, way too nervous

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    ^^Yeah, I'll bet half of that is nervousness. People don't do well put on the spot like that...still, that Louis Armstrong one, sheesh!
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    Some people are so dumb

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    The quiz organizers must bless these morons - imagine how many prizes and cash they'd have to hand out otherwise.

    THE WEAKEST LINK (BBC2)
    Anne Robinson: In traffic, what 'j' is where two roads meet?
    Contestant: Jool carriageway?
    I always remember a Jeopardy question:

    Host: What name is shared by a libertine or person of loose morals and a garden tool?
    Contestant: A hoe? (answer should have been rake)
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    ^
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    TALKSPORT
    Andy Townsend: How many wheels does a tricycle have?
    Caller: Two.
    Townsend: The Beatles were known as the Fab...?
    Caller: Five.


    Apparently even the hosts are dumb. A TRI-cycle would have three wheels, not four as in the Fab Four
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    ^methinks they were just trying to be nice to the caller by giving him/her another (easier) question. I could be wrong tho.
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