January 31, 2008 / 4:51 PM / 10 years ago

The dumbest ever quiz answers

<p>Carol Cheng (C), presenter of the Hong Kong version of the quiz show "The Weakest Link" stands with contestants before filming in Hong Kong August 18, 2001. REUTERS/Kin Cheung</p>

LONDON (Reuters) - Question: What was Gandhi’s first name? Contestant’s answer: Goosey Goosey.

Warning to all those know-alls who shout at the television screen when contestants offer dumb answers to blindingly obvious questions -- one day that could be you.

From regional radio shows to “Who Wants To be a Millionaire?” and “University Challenge,” people make fools of themselves -- as internet site www.jumpingjacksbar.com found in collating some of the worst howlers.

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: Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman?

Contestant: Forrest Gump

Presenter: In which country is Mount Everest?

Contestant: Er, it’s not in Scotland is it?

Presenter: Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the

name of a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci

Contestant: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Presenter: In which European city was the first opera house

opened in 1637?

Contestant: Sydney

Presenter: How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and

Israel last?

Contestant: (after long pause) Fourteen days

Presenter: Where did the D-Day landings take place?

Contestant: (after pause) Pearl Harbor?

Presenter: What is the currency in India

Contestant: Ramadan

Presenter: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which

jungle-swinging character clad only in a loin cloth did he

play?

Contestant: Jesus

Editing by Steve Addison

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