Yes, I really don’t know how they do it, but every week they do seem to get worse. Where these answers come from or why shall always be a mystery, but they are fun and that’s what we like here, especially on a Monday!
You gotta start the week with a smile 🙂
Q: The perfect temperature for an autumn day
Q: An important city during colonial times
Q: Name something parents yell at their kids to finish
A:“Get off that computer”
Q: Name a movie people love to watch at Christmas
Q: Name a type of fruit found in tarts
Q: Name something you buy by the set
Q: Name something you buy in a larger size if you have a large family
Q: Name something a woman sees that would make her tell her husband to stop the car
Q: The most you could afford to pay for a gallon of gas
Q: Name a way you would treat a pet like a human
A:Take it to the vet
Q: Name something London is famous for
Q: Name a famous Australian
Q: The name of a famous sex symbol
Q: An invention that has replaced stairs
Q: Name something associated with the show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”
The title of this post says ‘confounding all the laws of the intellect’, and I don’t think that is any exaggeration. These people take questions, often simple questions, run it through what passes for their mind and then out of their mouths come answers that are so far away from correct it is sometimes quite staggering.
Anyhow, enough from me.
Here is the latest selection.
Q: What country does the spiritual leader the Dalai Lama come from
Q: What is the currency in India?
Q: Skegness is a seaside resort on the coast of which sea:
a) Irish Sea,
b) English Channel,
c) North Sea?
A: Oh, I know that, you can start writing out the cheque now, Dale. It’s on the east coast, so it must be the Irish Sea.
Q: Bob Hope was the fifth of how many sons?
Q: Which ‘S’ is a kind of whale that can grow up to 80 tonnes?
A: Ummm .. .
Q: It begins with ‘S’ and rhymes with ‘perm’.
Q: Which literary hunchback lived in Notre Dame and fell in love with Esmeralda
Q: What is the capital of Italy
Q: France is another country. Try again.
A:Oh, um, Benidorm.
Q: Wrong, sorry.
Let’s try another question
Q: In which country is the Parthenon
A:Sorry, I don’t know.
Q: Just guess a country.
Q: What’s 11 squared?
A:I don’t know.
Q: I’ll give you a clue. It’s two ones with a two in the middle.
A:Is it five?
Q: What religion was Guy Fawkes?
Q: That’s close enough.
Q: What was signed to bring World War I to an end in 1918?.
Q: What ‘K’ could be described as the Islamic Bible?
Q: It’s got two sylla-bles… Kor…
Q: Ha ha ha, no. The past participle of run…
Q: Okay, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I…
Q: What name is given to the condition where the sufferer can fall asleep at any time?
Q: In which European country is Mount Etna?
Q: I did say European country… I can let you try again.
A: Er… Mexico?
Q: How long did the Six Day War between Egypt and Israel last?
A: (long pause) 14 days.
Q: In which country would you spend shekels?
Q: Try the next letter of the alphabet.
A: Iceland? Ireland?
Q: It’s a bad line. Did you say Israel?
Q: Where is Cambridge University?
A: Geography isn’t my strong point
Q: There’s a clue in the title
Q: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?
Q: I was really after the name of a country
A: I’m sorry, I don’t know the name of any countries in Spain
Dumb was about the only word that could describe today’s lot of quiz show contestants, but even that wasn’t enough so I said it three times (and that went along with the video at the end, who was it said, I like it when a plan comes together).
So here you are.
Hope you find something to make you smile this Monday. I’m away to count me toes.
Q: Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman
A: Forrest Gump.
Q: On which street did Sherlock Holmes live?
A: Er . . .
Q: He makes bread .. .
A: Er . . .
Q: He makes cakes .. .
A: Kipling Street?
Q: Which of these is a city in Germany: Hanoi, Hanover or Hangover?
Q: In what year was President Kennedy assassinated?
A: Erm .. .
Q: Well, let’s put it this way – he didn’t see 1964.
Q: What’s the Prince of Wales’s Christian name?
A: Err . . .
Q: Here’s a clue: he was married to Diana.
A: Err . . .
Q: It begins with a ‘C’.
A: No idea.
Q: What was the name of Tony Blair’s chief spin-doctor who resigned last year?
A: Iain Duncan Smith.
Q: Arrange these two groups of letters to form a word – CHED and PIT.
Q: How many toes would three people have in total?
Q: I’m looking for an island in the Atlantic whose name includes the letter ‘e’.
Q: No, listen. It’s an island in the Atlantic Ocean.
A: New Zealand.
Q: What is the world’s largest continent?
A: The Pacific
Q: Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the name of a famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci.
A: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Q: In which European city was the first opera house opened in 1637?
Q: What was signed to bring World War I to an end in 1918?
A: Magna Carta.
Q: What international brand shares its name with the Greek goddess of victory?
A: (after long deliberation): Erm, Kellogg’s?
Q: Name a book written by Jane Austen.
A: Charlotte Bronte.
Q: What is the name of the French-speaking Canadian state?
Q: How many days in a leap year?
Q: What is the county town of Kent?
A: Kentish Town?
Q: Who wrote Lord of the Rings?
A: Enid Blyton
Q: In which European country are there people called Walloons?
Q: Dizzy Gillespie is famous for playing . .. what?
I can’t believe how fast this year is going. Another Monday and half way through October. But no matter how much time we put in people don’t seem to be getting any smarter. I think this next selection of quiz show answers proves it yet again.
And it may help to explain the rather odd headline on this post too.
Q: Name a talk show host you watch in the daytime
A: Louie Anderson
Q: An electric appliance designed to be handheld
Q: An animal with more than four legs
Q: Name a famous woman who seems to intimidate other men
A: Barbara Bush
Q: Name something that can damage a home
A: A woman
Q: Name a food that comes in instant form
Q: Name something you ask people to smell
A: Your finger
Q: Name something that runs on a track
Q: An instrument used by a doctor
Q: Name something in a candy bar, besides chocolate
Q: The country with the most intriguing women
Q: Name a bad habit that has serious consequences
A: Picking your nose
Q: Name a cartoon character with big ears
A: Kermit the Frog
Q: Name something Scotch
Q: Name a famous Barbara
A: Barbara Washington
Q: Name a city that jetsetters visit
Q: Name a woman who’s had her breasts supersized
A: Wonder Woman
Q: An age where a person would be happy to be carded at a bar
Q: Name something people cheat on
A: Chicago Bears
Q: Name something you might find in a manicure set
Saying that another Monday has rolled around again, let’s ease into the new week with a few funnies from the quiz show answers file. As the title suggests it lays to rest any doubt that anyone may have that the education system is working.
When will governments learn that the key to improving education is to teach people more, not to lower the examination pass rate so that the statistics look like things are improving.
You want proof?
Cognac is a fine brandy made from the juice of which fruit?
What ‘P’ is the Spanish word for quick and is used in English to mean ‘at once’?
Who became US president when Nixon resigned?
Cantaloupe, Galia and Honeydew are types of which fruit?
In athletics in which discipline does the competitor hold a metal ball under their chin before throwing it?
What word can mean touch-down of an aeroplane or the level floor between two staircases?
In America the Golden Gate Bridge is a feature of which city?
What surname do actors Beau and Jeff share with their father Lloyd
The bushwhacker and outlaw Ned Kelly was born in which country?
What ‘T’ is the answer to any addition sum?
Cantonese and Mandarin are languages which originated in which country?
Elderly people are described as being what ‘..in the tooth’?
The longest day of the year occurs in which month?
What is thirty-nine times two ?
What is three hundred and sixty divided by three?
One hundred and sixty.
An annual event takes place how many times a year?
A usual sign for a pawnbrokers shop is how many brass balls?
What is the capital city of Chile?
Juan Peron was the president of which South American country?
What is thirty-four minus fourteen?
What is twelve plus thirteen?
The Johnny Cash song was called ‘A Boy Named..’ what?
Following the death of Roosevelt in 1945 who became US president?
What is 358 minus 357?
The word ‘ape’ is an anagram of which small vegetable?
Which three-letter word means to cut grass?
What is a quarter plus a quarter?
What country has the highest number of Portuguese speakers?
Vietnam has land borders with Laos and Cambodia and which other country?
Which Indian leader, whose last name began with ‘G’, took the name Mahatma?
Which organ of the human body is used for smelling and breathing?
I have the pleasure of presenting another lot of public faux-pas from the quiz show stable. These are a constant source of amusement for me, and I hope for you too. The sheer absurdity of some of the answers just leaves me in amazement at what is going on inside these peoples’ heads.
In this lot “Name a bird with a long neck” was my favorite, but have a read through them and pick your own winner.
Name a part of the body you have more than two of:
Name something you do before going to bed:
Name something you might do in a power cut:
“Read a book..”
Name a famous Parisian landmark:
Name the first place detectives look for fingerprints:
Name something you associate with the sea:
Name a famous Arthur:
Name something people take to the beach:
Name something a girl should know about a man before marrying him:
Name a bird with a long neck:
Name an item of clothing a woman might borrow from a man:
Name something taken from a hotel as a souvenir:
Name something you keep in a garden shed:
Name a song with moon in the title:
“Blue Suede Moon..”
Name a famous cowboy:
Name a famous Wild-West character:
“Wild Bill Eacock..”
Name a fruit used in fruit salad:
Name something you wear on the beach:
Name a method of cooking fish:
Name something you borrow from your partner:
Name a part of the body beginning with N:
Name something red:
Name something with a hole in it:
Name something you put on walls:
Name something that floats in the bath:
Name something in the garden that’s green:
Name something a blind man might use:
Name the last thing you take off before going to bed: